Author: Barbara Harrell

I Am With You Always by Tim Tron looks awesome from the heights!

Tim’s Treasures I Am with You Always… By Timothy W. Tron Burke County “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”-Matthew 28:19-20 Arktos sat on the expanse of stone, his balcony to the world that opened below. High on the mountain range above the Germanesca Valley, he sat watching the clouds gather in the depths of the void...

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Live the Word and Be Blessed By Preacher Chris Rathbone is good advice for the New Year.

Mine Creek Baptist Church Live the Word and Be Blessed By Preacher Chris Rathbone Mitchell County When it comes to access to the Word of God, you and I are extremely blessed. There are virtually unlimited resources that we can tap into when it comes to the study of the Bible. Paul instructed a young preacher named Timothy to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). Though the Holy Spirit is our teacher when it comes to the Word of God, we...

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Chronicles on the Funny Farm will sure give you pause to think about what is safe.

The Rest of the Story Doug Harrell   I must admit that I had forgotten this event until rereading this Funny Farm from the annals of 2013 when Clint first wrote it.  As I read vivid memories of this flooded my mind and again I laughed until I had to wipe away the tears from my eyes.  Less that two weeks ago I drove up to the very place on the mountain that Clint was referring to and cut locust firewood.  In remembering the day Clint described, I still can hear the roaring of the engine, and the screaming...

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Food Insecure Children by Rev Ted Henry lights up a real social issue for today’s world.

Linville/Pisgah United Methodist Food Insecure Children By Rev. Ted Henry Avery County Nine hundred plus (900) children in Avery County, under the age of eighteen, are food insecure! That is what I was told some six years ago when I arrived to serve a church appointment in Avery County. Food insecure? What does that mean and whatever it means how in the world could there be nine hundred kids in Avery County seemingly afflicted by it? The statistic is shocking for certain; yet even to this day I meet people who have no idea the massive number of children...

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Through the Eyes of a Child by Doug Harrell looks at the seasons of our life.

Life Lessons Through the Eyes of a Child By Doug Harrell Here it is, the day after Christmas.  In last month’s Life Lessons, I talked about the Christmases of long ago, back in the mid 1940’s, when I was a child and the memories I had from then.  This morning I was reflecting on Christmas 2017, and how the prospective has changed over the years.  The eyes of a child versus the eyes of a mid-seventy-year-old great grandfather.  Yesterday we were fortunate to have a granddaughter, her husband and four of her sons with us Christmas morning. We also...

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2:34 AM EST on January 24, 2018
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Sunny skies. High 44F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
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A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High around 50F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

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