Author: Barbara Harrell

It Happened To Me by Beth Davis: A story for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SafePlace It Happened to Me. By Beth Davis Mitchell County April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month I could easily write a boring, boilerplate article filled with enough statistics and generalities that would make your eyes glaze over…. yawn….and quickly turn the page to another, more uplifting story. But because of one particular Facebook post by a woman whom I’ve never met, and because of the #MeToo movement, I’ll tell you a true story about sexual assault. It’s my story. To tell the truth, I hadn’t thought about it for years…. decades, really. I was at home for summer break...

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Empty Tomb by Terry Cheek looks at What is After Easter!!!

The Inspiring Word Empty Tomb By Pastor Terry Cheek Th.D. McDowell County Thanks for returning to read another publication of “The Blue Ridge Christian News” and our article “The Inspiring Word”. As you read this Resurrection Sunday has probably past and the memories linger in your heart of another Easter. You have probably spent time in Church, enjoyed the hymns, programs and cantatas. Let’s think about the first Easter and talk about the disciples of Christ and their spiritual condition after the resurrection. I think we can learn a lot about our spiritual walk with the Lord and hopefully...

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Well It Is Bee Season and There Are Lessons To Learn On the Funny Farm!!!

The Rest of The Story Farmer Doug This is undoubtable one of the funniest stories Farmer Clint ever wrote.  I remember the first time he told me about grabbing his clothes and running to hide behind the church in Harrell Hill. I must have laughed for ten minutes.  Your sides will be hurting from laughter when you finish.     Funny Farm Dear Friends, Among the many things I learned while living at Harrell Hill Farms is that the term “day-off” doesn’t exactly mean “day-OFF”. Rather, it’s a day when we slept until 5:30 am vs. 4:30 am and...

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Feed My Sheep by Doug Harrell is a Life Lesson for all of us.

Life Lessons Feed My Sheep Doug Harrell  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. — John 21:17 (KJV) As I pass through the years I realize more and more how important this verse should be in our lives.  Most of the time the pressures of this world tend to keep us focused on trying to...

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The Beast We Face by Tim Tron : Wrestling against Darkness

Tim’s Treasures The Beast We Face By Timothy W. Tron Burke County “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,    against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high     places.”-Eph. 6:12 As the distant separates the miles, the golden rays of fading sunlight cast their last hopes upon the sullen clouds that lie amongst the foot of the mountains. There is nere a day that remaineth the same. What man can say he hath known the works of the Almighty when he can scarcely recall one from...

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