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Religion

  • COLUMN: Predicting the weather

    What is it about the weather that so fascinates us? We talk about it, we watch the reports on TV, you probably even have a favorite weather reporter. And then we have The Weather Channel. Who would have dreamed that a channel devoted only to the weather could be so successful?

  • COLUMN: God is a planner and has a plan for you

    Here is a reading from Jeremiah 29:
    Verses 10-13 say, “This is what the Lord says: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ ”
    A wise person once told me that, “If you fail to plan…then you plan to fail.”
    This is something worth thinking about. For example:

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 16

    Donations needed for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • Three trees, a manger, a boat and the cross

    A while back someone sent me a story that I would like to share with you today.
    Here’s the story:
    Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams, when the first tree said,
    “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 9

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 2

    Donations need for First Baptist Dare to Care
    On the last Thursday of each month, First Baptist Church distributes boxes of food to those in need as part of the Dare to Care program.
    Dare to Care organization supplies have become less plentiful, and organizers are asking for contributions from the community.
    “Corporate sponsors would be most welcome, as well as private citizens of the community willing to open their hearts and wallets to meet these needs on a regular basis,” organizers said.

  • COLUMN: Wearing glasses

    It began just a few years ago when I noticed that in the evening it would become harder to focus when reading.  Sometimes rubbing my eyes would help, but it kept getting worse.  Finally I went to an eye doctor and he said my eyes were getting old and I needed glasses to read.

  • COLUMN: 2013: It’s time for a ‘new hope’

    Christmas day has come and gone. Today many of us are enjoying a few minutes to catch our breath.  There are probably still a few lingering presents under the tree or maybe one more family get together, but the explosion of wrapping paper and Christmas Stockings is pretty much done.
    Now we are waiting for the New Year.  

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 26

    Magnet announces new deadlines for church announcements
    Beginning the week of Jan. 7, The Spencer Magnet will enforce new deadlines for church announcements.
    Any church page submissions must now be received the Wednesday prior to publication. 

  • COLUMN: Just six days until Christmas

    When I was a kid newspapers and TV news always had a countdown to Christmas. Back then they used to say things like “12 more Shopping days until Christmas.” Of course these days every day is a shopping day, and every hour of the day in many cases. But, just in case you didn’t already know, six days from now is Christmas.