Author: Barbara Harrell

Some Things Just Don’t Make Sense! by Preacher Chris is full of wisdom!

Mine Creek Baptist Church Some things just don’t make any sense! By Preacher Chris Rathbone Mitchell County Every time I read the paper or watch the news I am amazed and often dumbfounded at what is going on in our country. There are some things that just don’t make much sense to me. We seem to have educated ourselves into losing all common sense. Things that should be simple, common sense issues have been made into such complicated debates that most people can’t even understand what the debate is about! Let me give a few examples. A few years...

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Sacrifice by Pastor Ed Couser should make us quite humble.

Burnsville Seven-Day Adventist Church Sacrifice By Pastor Ed Couser Yancey County Dear Friends, Greetings!  Happy New Year!!  Last week I read an article about an earthquake that startled villagers living on a Japanese seashore over one hundred years ago. They were accustomed to earthquakes, and would soon settle back into their normal activities. One day, after another earthquake hit, above the village on a high plain, an old farmer was watching from his house.  He looked out to the sea, and saw a wall of water approaching. His one thought was to warn the people in the village.  He...

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Look to Jesus in the New Year by Rick and Cindy Mercer. It is a God Prospective.

Morganton Seventh-Day Adventist Church Look to Jesus in the New Year! By Rick and Cindy Mercer Burke County   One time I read a story about a mother who had lost two young sons, a 3- year old boy and a 16-month old baby boy.  Both had drowned in a backyard swimming pool. And after a difficult period of grief she managed to refocus her vision.  She began looking at Jesus intently. She realized her life was worth living if God could use her in some way.  She surrendered her life into His hands, placing her complete trust in...

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Inherited Capital by Dr. Mark Creech looks at the Prodigal Son in a whole new light.

Christian Action League of NC Inherited Capital By Dr. Mark Creech  In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus told a parable about a son who took the inheritance bequeathed to him and wasted it on “riotous living” until he became destitute. When he realized the foolish way he had acted, he returned to his father in hopes of being received as a simple servant, but instead, the father restored him royally. Many call it the parable of the Prodigal Son. Not long ago, I found a copy of an old devotional written in 1942 by the Episcopal Church based on...

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Plumtree Team in Uganda by Pastor Ryan Bridgeo

Plumtree Presbyterian Church Plumtree Team Goes to Uganda By Pastor Ryan Bridgeo Avery County I was lying in bed one morning in early October and God spoke to me. He said, “I want you to go to Uganda before the end of this year.” The next morning, I heard God say it again, “I want you to go to Uganda before the end of this year.” I had in mind to ask two of my friends from church to go with me. I checked the cost of the flights and it was around $1000 each. Immediately after this I...

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