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We are forbidden by the Lord to judge other people. This is God’s prerogative. However, what the Bible means by judging in this case is deciding someone’s eternal destiny. We are permitted to evaluate others when we need to.

365体育世界杯Have you ever “opened your mouth and inserted your foot?” From time to time many of us can probably remember a time where we have said something that was inappropriate or worse, offensive. Recently I was guilty of not finding out all of the facts about a particular situation with a person th…

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365体育世界杯Have you ever “opened your mouth and inserted your foot?” From time to time many of us can probably remember a time where we have said something that was inappropriate or worse, offensive. Recently I was guilty of not finding out all of the facts about a particular situation with a person th…

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365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — The establishment of St. Thomas Episcopal Church 150 years ago will be celebrated at the downtown church Sunday afternoon.

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My brother lost his battle with cancer in October 2009. During the last six months of his life we talked every day. He was six years older than me and I grew up thinking he hung the moon. His outgoing personality and his service during the Viet Nam war set him apart from all others in my min…

My brother lost his battle with cancer in October 2009. During the last six months of his life we talked every day. He was six years older than me and I grew up thinking he hung the moon. His outgoing personality and his service during the Viet Nam war set him apart from all others in my min…

365体育世界杯A cliche we sometimes hear repeated is what do you know for sure? The expected answer is death and taxes.

365体育世界杯Last week I wrote about the power of our words. This week I want to share some insights I have gotten as a result of being aware of words — my own and others. In Revelations 12:10 our enemy is described as “the accuser of the brethren.” He has become very good at this particular demonic assi…

365体育世界杯"Shake, rattle and roll" were lyrics in one of the pop songs when I was a teenager. I'm not sure who was the performer who introduced them, but it sounds like Elvis. If you are not well over 50, the name Elvis will not be in your memory bank. He was quite a sensation with gyrations and smoot…

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365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — A day of unity is set for Thursday. 

Some of you are reading this and you are struggling. Maybe you or someone you know is facing a serious illness. Maybe you are facing financial problems and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Maybe you are in the middle of a relationship that seems one-sided. Maybe it seems like you ar…

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Members of the Friendship Baptist Church congregation of Metcalfe and the John Lee of Nansemond Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames 17th Century dedicated a bronze marker to be placed on the building on Nov. 13.

365体育世界杯A key word being used in society is profiling. Some people are for it and some are against it.

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365体育世界杯Zinhle Nxumalo sat clutching her hot pink suitcase, scanning the baggage claim area for a familiar face. It was her first visit to America. She didn’t know me and I didn’t know her. We had “talked” via email and had made our plans by faith. As our eyes met, we both smiled a smile that would …

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One of the first scriptures I learned when I was a child was Paul’s advice to the Ephesians’ church. “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Eph. 4:32)

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365体育世界杯I was wandering through the store, diligently checking off my list of things to purchase. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a familiar parent in the distance. I smiled as I remembered her beautiful daughter and the charm class we shared many years before. She was actually my first student in…

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The statement was as shocking as it was untrue. In a clear, measured, matter-of-fact tone, my friend Harry* — a pastor — told our peer member Mason* that he was going straight to hell when his life was over because is he gay. Mason is also a pastor. Everyone in my peer group is a pastor.

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Water. The most necessary element for human survival and yet too much of it, like in Louisiana, is anything but a necessity — more like a curse.

365体育世界杯Hollywood has become very adept, skilled and proficient at creating monsters and aliens. When I was a child the scariest thing on the movie screen was King Kong, a rattling skeleton over a vat of acid or some green slime that oozed under the door to attack you! Now with the advent of compute…

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A word which has become all important today is security. Since we have become so security conscious, it is obvious we are living in fear. We are afraid someone will steal our identity, our credit card or our Social Security card. We have multiple companies the sell “security.” Our homes have…

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I note one of the local controversies is something called, “the sign ordinance.” I know absolutely nothing about this legislation.

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I recently watched a heavy-weight boxing title fight.  Surprised?  Me too!  I only watched because the title defender was from my hometown and many of my high school and college friends were talking about the fight.  My boxing interest has pretty much been limited to the “Rocky” movies I hav…

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I was sharing with a friend this week a passage from Lamentations. Now this is a book of the Bible most of us pass on during our morning devotions or time of study.  The prophet Jeremiah is lamenting over the problems of the nation of Israel.  His despair pours through every chapter and ever…

“I face your Temple as I worship, giving thanks to you for all your loving-kindness and your faithfulness, for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.”

365体育世界杯Age has its advantages and disadvantages. I can’t play tennis like I use to.  I don’t run distances anymore — walking is just fine and I can’t go non-stop 24/7 for months at a time.

365体育世界杯I have a friend who is struggling with finding her identity – who God called and destined her to be. I think she is not alone. In fact, looking at recent statistics (thank you Charlie for doing the research) on how much we spend on gym memberships (in the US almost $22 billion), cosmetics ($…

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What is right about the church? I am not talking about your church or my church. I’m talking about the church Jesus created when he spoke the words, “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matt. 16:18)

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One of the necessities of life is water. Our bodies are composed mainly of this life-sustaining substance. To be deprived of this necessary element arouses a natural urge we call “thirst.”

My husband Larry, has a Siamese cat named Bear. To say he loves that cat would be a gross understatement.  There are times when I wonder if it came down to me or the cat, if I would lose!

365体育世界杯In recent days, I have heard from several sources the danger we, as Americans, face if terrorists should ever be able to stop the electrical circuitry of our nation. Suddenly, virtually everything on which we depend would be stopped. Communication would come to a standstill. The flow of comm…

365体育世界杯THOMASVILLE — Dr. Stan Pelkey, organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville and associate dean in the College of Music at Florida State University, will present a recital of original compositions on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church.

What do you think about? Our brains are much more sophisticated than the most advanced computers. It is certainly beyond my comprehension to imagine the complexity of human thought. There are literally millions of stimuli with which our minds deal every day. All of these metaphysical experie…

365体育世界杯We have a monster in our midst. The monster is so big and voracious until he consumes the brains and conscience of millions of our citizens, both young and old; male and female. The monster is pornography.

I remember the words of the minister who counseled Nancy and me before we were married. He said, marriage is not a 50/50 relationship. It is 100 percent both ways. When a person goes into marriage, there is not a deal made that suggests, if you do your part, I’ll do mine. The commitment of m…

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Mr. Milwood Ashley Dekle, age 72, of Swift Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 in a single engine plane accident. Mr. Dekle was doing what he loved, flying - only second to his deep affection for singing. A son of the late Milwood Dekle and Frances Porter Dekle, he was born Ma…

Lois Odom Maese, age 96, passed away peacefully at home with her family present on January 13, 2020. Lois was born on November 22, 1923 to Lewis Fate Odom and Jesse Diette (Bray) Odom. Lois is survived by her son, Daniel J. Maese, and daughter, Veronica Lois Scott (Broyles), 5 grandchildren …

Ollie Eugene Taylor, 76, of Ochlocknee, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Gerald Horne officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p…

Funeral services for Chance Jammal Kelley will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Disciples of Jesus Ministries. Public viewing will be today from noon to 6 p.m. Chance Jammal Kelley was born on August 31, 2000 to Wanjiru Howell and Christopher Kelley in Thomasville, GA. He moved …

365体育世界杯Funeral Services for Ms. Elaine Thomas will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 pm at Pleasant Grove MB Church, 4072 Brayton Street, Ochlocknee, GA. Public Viewing will be today from 12 pm until 6 pm. Ms. Elaine Thomas was born May 24, 1949 to the late Evelyn T. Roberts and Earnest L. Roberts…