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The point of no return

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

In life, we have to make choices. Some choices are easy to make, while others are more difficult to make. In either situation, there comes a point of no return. Perhaps you are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds, but you succumb to a piece of decaden

From the Dream Ranch to the Ryman

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By any standard, Jimmy Capps was an extraordinary musician. Some would argue that the North Carolina native with silver hair and matching goatee is the standard by which other studio musicians in Nashville should be compared. I was unfamiliar with Jimmy C

Earthly affliction brings about spiritual growth

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Each of us can testify that we have had some trying times in our lives. Some have had more experiences than others, but there is not one person that has not held on to the horns of the altar with white knuckles. We have all had wet pillows and questions a

Take a flying leap? You betcha

on Tuesday, 30 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Spectacular. Amazing. Breathtaking. Those are the words that immediately came to my mind when asked what it was like jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft traveling 13,500 feet (roughly two and a half miles) above the earth at a speed of 140 miles per

How much is that doggy in the window?

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

I am an avid dog lover. I don’t care if they are pure bred or mixed breed, I love them. We have had so many dogs in our family that I cannot even name them all. Each one has been loved and cared for the entire time we had them. Right now we have three. Th

What are the things that bring you joy?

on Tuesday, 23 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’m hoping this week’s column will put a great big smile on your face. Today, June 24, is the National Day of Joy. We can sure use one of those about right now, huh? The inaugural National Day of Joy was celebrated last year. Comfort Keepers, a provide

Let’s try this again shall we?

on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

At the end of the day is a good time to evaluate yourself. Sometimes, I look back on how I may have interacted with others or carried on a conversation and I find that I have disappointed myself. Perhaps I could have handled things differently or missed a

Ready or not, hurricane season is here

on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It’s only halfway over, but 2020 has already brought us a global pandemic, protests, riots, racial tension, a growing distrust of law enforcement, and an upcoming election that will no doubt bring a truckload of finger-pointing, accusations, mud-slinging

Silence is not always golden

on Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

There has been a major shift in this country. It is one that I have never felt before. Something has not just come to visit but it wants to take up residency in this commonwealth. The reality is that somehow a door has been left unattended and this spirit

Prine classic brings memories of ‘Dear Abby’

on Tuesday, 09 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I was listening to an old John Prine song called “Dear Abby” the other day and it brought back memories of reading the much-loved syndicated column in the local newspaper. The letters she shared and her responses to them rarely failed to make you grin. Th

Arrows

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

I am a very proud grandma and I can’t stop smiling! Four years ago, our next to oldest grand graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC. He was/is our sweet boy that we raised and poured into. Our eyes filled with tears at the thought of him en

‘Welcome to the best day evah’

on Tuesday, 02 June 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sometimes treasures are found in the most unexpected places. With a tangle of golden brown hair swirling around an angelic face, the baby blues eyes of the soon-to-be five-year-old locked in on the phone screen in her tiny hand. A slight cough is followed

Milk and cereal

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

Since school was suspended, my husband and I have had spontaneous sleepovers with our grandbabies. We would wake up in the morning and have a den full of assorted chocolates all over the place. For some reason, they refused to sleep in the spare bedroom,

Foster care is crucial in our imperfect world

on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Posted in Columns, Opinions

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to draw attention to the need for foster parents across the state. Children come into foster care when their parents cannot safely

This can’t wait

on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Posted in Faith, Opinions

We can have the best intentions, but sometimes in our day to day life we can become distracted. I received a phone call from a very dear friend who wanted to check on me to see why I hadn’t submitted an article last week. My only disclaimer was that I had
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