Month: November 2017

The Beginning of the Story by John and Steph Limongello will touch your heart.

Charis Children’s Foundation The Beginning of the Story John and Stephynia Limongello Mitchell and Yancey Counties When God controls the story of your life He adds things you could have never dreamed, calls you deeper than you ever thought you could go, and demands more than you thought you could ever give. In that place of the great big unknown of God is where we find ourselves today. God has given me (Stephynia) songs for several years.  In 2015, I was sitting at my keyboard and heard the line “somebody love me”.   I knew that this was the heart...

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Humility by Brent Price touches a cord in Christians.

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge Humility  Brent Price, Outreach Chaplain  Mitchell County Have you ever known someone who always finds a way to make sure everyone notices them? You know, the one who enters a room exclaiming in one way or another, “Here I am!” Always center-stage, managing to push their way to the front of every parade, each moment of their life makes it clear that no matter what it is—– it’s always about them. Humility is definitely over-rated. Given many of the ways I hear the word used, humility doesn’t sound like a quality...

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The Rivers We Cross by Timothy W. Tron is God’s Doing.

Tim’s Treasures “The Rivers We Cross” By Timothy W. Tron Burke County “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. 3 For I am the Lord your God,…” – Isaiah 48:1-3 Before me, the mountains lay shrouded in the mist. Grandfather remains hidden under dark skies. He doesn’t want to be bothered...

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Running the Race by Preacher Chris Rathbone lists the necessities to win.

Mine Creek Baptist Church  Running the Race By Preacher Chris Rathbone Mitchell County Most folks probably wouldn’t believe it by looking at me now, but back in the day I ran track. Matter of fact I was a sprinter! Hard to imagine I know, but it’s the truth. After many years and pounds have passed, those days are over for sure! If you see me running, look behind me, because there must be something really big chasing me! Being a good runner takes discipline and hard work. An athlete doesn’t just decide one day that they are going to...

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Storms by Jim Hart warns us that storms will come.

Crossnore School Storms   By Jim Hart Avery County Several years ago, I turned off the TV, not just for the evening or for the day, but for what I thought would be forever. People would ask me why? “Are you tired of all of the violence?” “Are you tired of all the negativity?” “Do you find that you now have time to read, fish, talk with your wife…?” As much as I would like to have given those folks some lofty, noble reason for turning off the TV, I could not. I was not trying to spend more...

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