Month: October 2017

What is Life? by Pastor Steve Williams compares Life to a Golf Game??

Berry Chapel Baptist Church  What Is Life By Pastor Steve Williams Mitchell County The Bible tells us a lot about life. James 4:14 says …. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Our lives have also been compared with grass that withereth away, and flowers that fadeth away. All three of these comparisons tell us a great truth about Life, “It Is Short.” So, if life is short, what must we do with it? We must do all we can to line up our lives with...

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“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Tim Tron is a Mighty Truth For Today.

Tim’s Treasures “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…” By Timothy W. Tron Burke County The rain fell in large comforting drops. It had been a sultry afternoon in our little town of Collettsville. My clothes were soaked through with sweat, so the coolness of the precipitation was appreciated. The rain had stopped my work on the land and allowed me the opportunity to run to the store for fuel for the tractor. Closing the door of my truck, I turned to walk inside to prepay. The first thing that caught my eye was the pair of dogs lying on the porch,...

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Overcoming Adversity is Michael Harris’s inspirational story.

Overcoming Adversity Congratulations to Michael Harris By Doug Harrell Madison County Many people have challenges in life and those of you that have had the pleasure of meeting Michael are aware of his many challenges and maybe a few of his accomplishments as well.  Michael grew up in the Burnsville area and attended schools in that area.  In 2009 Michael graduated from NCSU with a degree in Forest Management and minors in Business Administration and Agriculture Business Management.  Shortly after graduating he went to work with a line clearance and arboriculture company in the Asheville area and was involved...

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Support Your Pastor by Chris Rathbone is just in time for Pastor Appreciation Month

Mine Creek Baptist Church Support your Pastor! By Preacher Chris Rathbone Mitchell County October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is an article which has been printed before, but I felt compelled to share again. Read with an open heart and show your pastor and his family how much you appreciate them for all they do for your church family. Support your Pastor! Several years ago, I approached my former pastor and issued an apology. This man was my pastor when I received Christ as Savior and baptized me. He faithfully preached the Bible, pastored the church, attended night classes...

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Drugs Drugs Drugs An editorial on Drug Courts by Barbara Harrell

Drugs Drugs Drugs By Barbara Harrell There are many prospectives on the drug issues that we face in society today. After a conversation with our district attorney I decided to shine the light on 2 of these. The first is Drug Courts.  For over two decades, Drug Courts have led the charge towards a more humane, cost effective justice system. Research demonstrates that Drug Courts provide a highly effective alternative to incarceration for individuals whose involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in serious addiction to drugs and alcohol. A Good Definition is:  A special court with jurisdiction over cases involving drug-using...

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