Archive for March, 2018

Follow Me

Follow Me

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  Mark 2:17 Health clubs offer many different programs for those who want to lose weight and stay healthy. One fitness center caters only to those who want to lose at least 50 pounds and develop a healthy lifestyle. One member says that she quit her previous fitness club […]

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Easter Start

Easter Start

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.   John 20:27 One detail in the Easter story has always intrigued me. Why did Jesus keep the scars from His crucifixion? Presumably He could have had any resurrected body He wanted, and yet He chose one identifiable mainly by scars that could be seen and touched. […]

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He Has Risen

He Has Risen

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, Religion

On George Washington’s tomb is engraved the Scripture, John 11:25, where Jesus told Martha: “I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.” Martin Luther remarked: “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not […]

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Surprised by Grace

Surprised by Grace

on March 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace.  Ephesians 3:7 A woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, fell asleep on the couch after her husband had gone to bed. An intruder sneaked in through the sliding door, which the couple had forgotten to lock, and crept through the house. He entered the bedroom where the husband […]

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God of My Strength

God of My Strength

on March 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will strengthen you and help you.   Isaiah 41:10 No one could have mistaken the ancient Babylonian soldiers for gentlemen. They were ruthless, resilient, and vicious, and they attacked other nations the way an eagle overtakes its prey. Not only were they powerful, they were prideful as well. They practically worshiped their own combat abilities. In fact, the Bible says […]

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Surprised!

Surprised!

on March 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.  Luke 24:31 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), an Italian artist, was known for his fiery temperament and unconventional technique. He used ordinary working people as models for his saints and was able to make viewers of his paintings feel they were a part of the scene. The Supper at Emmaus shows an […]

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Religion headlines from Friday worth 5 minutes of your Saturday

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, Religion

By Scott Lamb /  Washington Times (1) “Goodnight John Boy”–Earl Hamner Jr., “The Waltons” creator, dies at 92 (2) Gov. Pence signs new abortion restrictions into law (Indy Star) The measure, House Enrolled Act 1337, would make Indiana only the second state to prohibit a woman from seeking an abortion because her fetus was diagnosed with a disability such as Down syndrome. It […]

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Never Forsaken

Never Forsaken

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, . . . “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”   Matthew 27:46 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky said, “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” With that in mind, I read an online article describing “The Top 8 Deadliest Prisons in the World.” In one […]

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‘Nuclear Option’; Scoring the CBO; Defense Spending; Management Lessons

on March 24, 2018, 8:31 AM / in History, Opinion

Thirty years ago today, management guru Peter F. Drucker wrote a scathing critique of how the White House operated under Ronald Reagan — at least regarding the festering controversy known as the Iran-contra scandal. The president was a longtime fan of Drucker’s, who was only 15 months older, and had followed his work longer than most. Each man had been […]

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What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

on March 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

On March 23rd in 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the most famous speech ever given on American soil. It was his immortal “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech. He gave the speech to the Virginia House of Burgess in Richmond. The question before the delegation was whether the Colony of Virginia would join the fight for independence from Great Britain. […]

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The Olive Press

The Olive Press

on March 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They went to a place called Gethsemane.  Mark 14:32 If you visit the village of Capernaum beside the Sea of Galilee, you will find an exhibit of ancient olive presses. Formed from basalt rock, the olive press consists of two parts: a base and a grinding wheel. The base is large, round, and has a trough carved out of it. […]

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Stories in a Cabin

Stories in a Cabin

on March 23, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[Christ] went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands.  Hebrews 9:11 The vintage cabin, expertly constructed from hand-hewn logs, was worthy of a magazine cover. But the structure itself was only half the treasure. Inside, family heirlooms clung to the walls, infusing the home with memories. On the table sat a hand-woven egg […]

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Tennessee Republicans shut down resolution that would have condemned Nazis as terrorists

on March 22, 2018, 6:10 AM / in Opinion

Democrats love to categorize individuals into groups and this article from the Daily Kos is no exception. Why do they do this? Because it allows them to demonize individuals unjustly. America’s inability to confront our original sins against the indigenous people of the “New World” and the African slave trade atrocities the United States was built upon continues to retard our country’s […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come

The Best Is Yet to Come

on March 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 In our family, March means more than the end of winter. It means that the college basketball extravaganza called “March Madness” has arrived. As avid fans, we watch the tournament and enthusiastically root for our favorite teams. If we tune in early we get a chance to listen […]

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Freeze Warning until 09:00AM Thursday

on March 22, 2018, 5:53 AM / in Local News

…Freezing temperatures expected across portions of West Tennessee this morning and also Thursday morning… …FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING… …FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 3 AM to 9 AM CDT Thursday. […]

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La Raza Randy, por favor.

on March 22, 2018, 5:46 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Rocky Top Politics Boyd Bites the Burrito.  Big time. [Editors’ Note:  Before we begin, many of our readers (okay, okay, both of our readers) have been wondering what happened to Rocky Top.  Well here is the short answer:  we actually have lives outside of the voyeuristic pleasure many of you get when reading our incendiary columns.  So excuse us […]

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The Best Time Ever to Look for a Job

on March 22, 2018, 5:38 AM / in Opinion

Americans enjoy a historic high in employment openings.The press corps has been so focused on the Friday firing of an FBI official for his alleged lack of candor under oath that it’s easy to miss all the hiring. It turns out that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is hitting the job market at a nearly perfect time. On Friday […]

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SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT IN SOUTHERN OREGON

on March 21, 2018, 4:12 PM / in Opinion

I live on twenty acres on the tip of a mountain that overlooks the entire Rogue Valley.  I live among a vast array of wildlife, and I pay particular attention to the avian population. Normally, the Vultures arrive back in the Rogue Valley around the first week in March, but this year the Vultures started returning the first week in […]

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Full Sun

Full Sun

on March 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Live as children of light.  Ephesians 5:8 I know better, but I still keep trying. The instructions on the label are clear: “Needs full sun.” Our yard has mostly shade. It is not suitable for plants that need full sun. But I like the plant. I like its color, the shape of the leaves, the size, the scent. So I […]

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When the Water Blushed

When the Water Blushed

on March 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

In the beginning was the Word . . . . Through him all things were made. John 1:1, 3 Why did Jesus come to Earth before the invention of photography and video? Couldn’t He have reached more people if everyone could see Him? After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. “No,” says Ravi Zacharias, who asserts that a word […]

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