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“I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”

“I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” These are the words of a young man that had taken all of his opportunities in life and squandered them. He had taken the advantages of his inheritance and wasted it. All the friends that he had when he had plenty were now gone. He…

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When you see someone is wounded

When you see someone is wounded you have an option to pour in oil or salt. You could be one that heals or causes more pain. The Bible says, “Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.”   A person who is drowning does not need swimming lessons. They need a life…

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All men are created equal

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In the Declaration of Independence, the order of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are very important. If I…

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There’s a story of an elephant and an ant

There’s a story of an elephant and an ant. The elephant was getting ready to cross a swinging bridge. As he was approaching the bridge, an ant got on his back. The swinging bridge rocked and swayed under the weight of the elephant as they crossed. When they reached the other side, the ant said…

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I will never forget

I will never forget one of the first answers to prayer that I experienced. I was praying for a black, thin, Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I had told no one of this request but had spoken to the Lord in secret. I was sitting in church one Sunday when Donnie Sims handed me a box.…

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It has been said

It has been said that people treat others as they see themselves. Hurting people hurt people, discouraged people discourage people, and those who hate themselves will hate others. Many times the way that we treat others says more about how we feel about ourselves than the way we do about them. Jesus said, “We are…

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Every house that is built starts with the foundation

Every house that is built starts with the foundation. If the foundation is faulty then the house itself will be on an unsure setting. There’s a building that I pass often that my dad pointed out to me one day. He said when it was being built half of it was being put on an…

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My grannie

My grannie, Hazel Hancock, relayed  to me a story that happened at the beginning of World War II. She was at a neighbor’s house, and they were listening to the news about the war on the radio. The news they were hearing was not good, and things seemed very bleak at the time. My grannie,…

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Lessons that I learned from my parents

When I was asked to do a weekly column for the Voice, I didn’t realize how much of it at the beginning would be centered around the lessons that I learned from my parents. I want to share today some things that my mom taught me about being grateful. Many reading this are accustomed to…

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By Braxton King

My dad was a great hunter, who loved being in the woods. I look back now and wish that I had spent more time with my dad hunting. I remember one time when I was little going squirrel hunting with my dad. He was being very quiet in the woods, carefully watching each step. I…

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