Author: Barbara Harrell

The Belt of Truth by Christy Lowman is a snakey way to say Don’t Lie!

Christy’s Corner The Belt of Truth By Christy Lowman Burke County Have you ever seen a King snake? They grow up to 6 ft. long and can be found all over the U.S. Some are solid black with white throats. Others are black with white or yellow spots. Some are black with white sections or chains. The most unusual is the Scarlet King snake which is red with yellow and black bands. Don’t confuse it with the venomous Coral snake that is black with red and yellow bands. King snakes are not poisonous to people or large animals, but...

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Waiting by Marlene Houk is not our favorite thing to do, but it might be God’s will.

Marlene’s Meditation WAITING By Marlene Houk Burke County Isaiah 40:31   But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. I shifted uneasily in the blue upholstered airport seat, waiting for the international flight that would whisk my brother-in-law, his wife, and two young nephews out of our reach for the next five years. It was an 18-hour flight from Charlotte, NC to Durban, South Africa, an interminable wait for my own children, a robust 13-year-old...

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Billy Graham Spoke to America, Its Social Issues and Told Us How to Be Free by Mark Creech!

Christian Action League Billy Graham Spoke to America, Its Social Issues and Told Us How to be Free By Dr. Mark Creech Among the dozens of things written about Billy Graham, after his passing earlier this week, was something I found on the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF)website. In a statement about the world-renowned evangelist’s death, FFRF noted a time when Christopher Hitchens, who has been hailed as an antitheist, was once asked if he believed Billy Graham was an evil man. Hitchens replied, “Yes, disgustingly evil man.” The article then went on to argue that Graham worked to destroy America’s...

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Celebrating the Recovering–Our stories about Celebrate Recovery

Celebrating the Recovering Our Stories By Sandra Ayers   I am a parent with a child ho has struggled with addiction.  I will not elaborate on their struggle.  That is their story to tell. However, I also have a story that I wish to share. My story involves anger, confusion, despair, denial, isolation, and fear. Every time the phone rang I was afraid.  If my child came home I was afraid.  If my child did not come home I was afraid.  I was afraid of what people thought.  I was afraid I could not fix things, guess what I...

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