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Counselor’s Corner:
Helping Your Teens Through Covid-19 Stress

Here we are, a bit over a year from where COVID entered our lives. Masks, vaccinations, hand sanitizer, social distancing, quarantining; these are things very familiar to all of us. We all have had to adjust, sometimes very quickly, to our new normals; which has led to stress for all of us, in different ways. […]


Learning How to Be a Man

I have a friend who is a cattle farmer. I’ve always fancied myself to be a tough guy, but I’m not as tough as my friend Laslie. He’s been hardened by a life on the farm. Rain or shine, freezing or an Alabama “summer sauna” kind of day, he meets all his challenges with a […]

Kyle Searcy


Our world is filled with a great deal of complexity. The invention of technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but I wonder sometimes. Although I’m thankful for the myriad of advances we have made, I often find myself longing for simplicity. Jesus spoke of simplicity. In Matthew 11:28-30 (New Living Translation) He declared, […]

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The Church in China
It’s Growing

We are certainly aware of the worldwide influence of Communist China, and it is a country that has become no friend of Bible-believing Christians. We hear and see reports of church buildings being destroyed, believers facing arrest, crosses being removed from some church buildings, the replacement of Biblical references with references exalting the country’s leader, […]

Kemi Searcy July 17

How to Spring Clean Yourself

My friend Moria takes a personal retreat each year. She finds a quiet place where she can spend a day or two alone, without electronic interference and a growing to-do list. Moria’s goal? To re-center herself around God’s plan and purpose. Most people feel swamped in this hurry-up world in which we live, especially if […]

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Understanding the True Gospel

The Gospel is more than the “first step in a staircase” of truths. It is better likened to the hub of a wheel, the central reality around which all of life is arranged. It is not a basic truth from which we move on to deeper truths, but is the central truth from which all […]

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Faith Radio
Broadcasting Faith, Hope and Truth

If you have lived in the River Region for some time, it is likely you have heard the name Faith Radio, perhaps tuned in for a favorite program or two and found familiarity and comfort from local voices such as Bob Crittenden. But what started out over 35 years ago as a local radio station […]

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Moments with Kym:
Using Your Voice
and Talents for Good

I love surrounding myself with other women who not only exude passion for their beliefs, but who act on them through service. Through advocacy and service for others who are hurting, or who are less fortunate. For those who just need a confidant, or who need outreach. As a former journalist for decades, I’ve been […]

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Raising Them to Be Great Adults

Why do you seem to put so much emphasis on teaching young children about money? Isn’t there time for that later when they’re older? Dave Says… I firmly believe that one of the best ways you can make sure your kids are ready to face adulthood when the time comes is to teach them how […]

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Faith @ Work:
Shannon Schmidt

Thank you so much for taking the time to share how your faith is at work out in the community. To begin with, how long have you been a follower of Christ? Shannon: I became a Christian at the young age of nine. My second grade Sunday School teacher was such an amazing woman and […]