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Local Businesses
Making A Difference

I gave up regularly watching television news a few years ago. It was so negative and bombastic, I found it no longer kept me informed without a great deal of bias and fearmongering. In the end, everything is not as it’s reported on TV and the internet. This doesn’t just apply to the government. Often, […]

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Where Can We Find
True Hope?

When I first learned that I was to write an article for October, I remember feeling excited and hopeful. Surely, we would be past COVID by then. I envisioned that the article would be full of how we had gotten through this terrible pandemic together. My hope was in the pandemic being over. But we […]

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Redecorating Your Spiritual Home

I was waiting in the checkout line the other day when I heard the young man in front of me talking on the phone. He spoke loud enough for everyone to hear his conversation. We bystanders heard him inviting the person on the other end to his crib. At first, I wondered what he was […]

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English as a Second Language:
Helping Others Achieve Life Goals by Eliminating Linguistic Barriers

The students who walk into the English as a Second Language classes at Frazer Church in Montgomery are described as being hungry to learn. They walk in from over two dozen countries including Mexico, Korea and Guatemala. And they walk out not only with the knowledge of the English language, but having impacted their teachers […]

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Suspicion;
A Temptation to Resist

The way of love, exemplified by Christ, involves allowing the viewpoint of Christ to permeate our minds, according to 1st Corinthians 13:7 (NLT), which says that the love of God, “…never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance…” If you live in China, there is a great money-making scheme […]

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God Sets the Path: How Did It Go?

I recently read a short devotional that caused me pause at the end. The kind of pause that forces you to stop and truly absorb what you’ve read. The kind that makes you realize you’re not even breathing as you read, because you’re that deep in thought. That quickly. This did that. It said: Imagine […]

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What Can God Do With
Broken Hearts?

God has a special place in his heart for the weak, the weary, the downtrodden, the broken. “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden,” and “bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.” He says His special blessing is upon those who are poor in spirit, who are meek and […]

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Faith @ Work:
Kim Stinson

RRC: We are thrilled you are sharing how your faith is at work in the community. Was it a spiritual calling that led you to become the Property Manager for Legends at Taylor Lakes? Kim: I do believe it was divine destiny that led me to Legends at Taylor Lakes. Psalms 37:23 says, “The steps […]

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Finding Peace
in These Difficult Times

This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Pastor Grady Smith of Gateway Baptist Church Do all of the uncertainties around you ever make you feel unsettled? Each day there are many reminders before us of how fragile our lives are, how broken the world is, and how much pain there is. Our unprecedented access to […]

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Dave Ramsey Shares…
Teaching Children the Value of Work

What are your views on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends don’t require their kids to help out or work around the house, but we both strongly feel that instilling a strong work ethic early in life is one of the best things you can do as a parent for your children. […]