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In case you haven’t heard, there was a high school coach in New York who was suspended for his team defeating an opponent, 61-13.

Ephesians 4:15-16 (CSB): “15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live — not as unwise people but as wise — 16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.”

I have lived long enough now to be aware technology is changing rapidly while the wisdom needed to do the right thing with any technology is timeless. Within every generation there are people who could provide beneficial advice to every generation that comes after them. But almost always eve…

As part of our retirement-age plans to take occasional go-at-our-own-pace trips to historical sites, the Missus and I are planning on visiting Charleston, South Carolina, soon to tour the Hunley exhibit. The discovery of the long-lost Civil War submarine in 1995 and its subsequent raising in…

Once upon a time many years ago there was a young preacher named Mike. He did not have much money and did not always spend what he had as wisely as he should have. When he needed a new suit, he liked to shop at a department store that carried nice clothing. Mike did not buy the more expensiv…

I spend most of my life in the sports world whether covering football, playing basketball or watching soccer. And as much as I love sports, there are some instances in all that time that can make me cringe.

With homecoming behind them and Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays quickly approaching, the administrators at Tallassee High School are aiming to recognize some of the students who have already made an impact since the school year began in August.

There are a variety of phrases within Christianity that we often use to imply that God is “so hard to find.” We say that we are “seeking direction” or that we are “waiting upon the Lord” or that we have “sought the Lord” about a particular matter but we are not clear about a specific path to…

There are plenty of great things about high school sports but when it boils down to it, the outside support from a community can make or break a program at any level. I love seeing the number of parents in the stands for any sporting event but I love it even more when I see someone who has n…

Veteran rockers Cheap Trick recently brought their rollicking and relentless concert presentation to the stage of the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. The band originally germinated in Rockford, Illinois in the early ’70s and has occupied a unique niche in the pantheon of American rock mus…

There have always been little girls involved in my life. I remember very well when I was 5 years old and one afternoon in April my brother who was 10 ten years old told me to go outside and play. This didn't seem right because it was about the time most kids were going in for the night. We h…

One of the common themes in Scripture is holiness. God calls us in Leviticus 19:2, “Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.” Hebrews 12:14 tells us, “Without holiness no one will see the Lord.

The last two seasons for the Wetumpka football have been two of the most successful seasons in the program’s history. But despite being one of the best teams in Class 6A across the state, there were some clear gaps between Wetumpka and the other top-tier programs.

There’s been a series of documentaries on an ESPN channel chronicling the history of college football to mark the sport’s sesquicentennial. It’s tempting to compare it to Ken Burns’ recent PBS country music epic, but whereas Burns’ eight-night series was more or less in chronological order, …

I've stood onstage at church thousands of times throughout the years, but I only remember one time when I was up there draped in a bath towel. Relax; I was young enough for it to still be cute.

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With a statewide fire alert in a place, a plume of smoke filled the eastern sky late Friday afternoon when a fire sparked on the outskirts of the Franklin community, putting local residents on guard.

I’ve been bought and paid for. How about you? All Christians have been ransomed, purchased and redeemed with the blood of Christ. Peter put it like this: “And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear through the time of y…

Funerals bring back memories and the other day a close friend of mine died. He had the ideal death; he went to church, came home for lunch, sat down in lounge chair with the TV on and died. It just can't be better than that.

I know I am late to the party in my praise for the Ken Burns “Country Music” documentary – Willie G. Moseley beat me to the Opry last week in his column.

“He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.” ­ — Psalm 148:14

Not surprisingly, this essay is going to be a two-parter, mainly because Ken Burns’ “Country Music” documentary clocks in at 16 1/2 hours and is spread out over eight nights (Sunday though Thursday, two weeks in a row). Accordingly, this first installment concerns the first week’s episodes.

The field is probably formulated for our 2020 Senate race. A Republican will be heavily favored to capture the seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. Alabama is one of — if not the — most Republican states in the nation. It is quite an anomaly a liberal Democrat has sat in that s…

You ever shake somebody’s hand and you’re pretty sure they’re missing a finger but don’t want to look down to make it obvious you know they’re a digit short? Yeah, that happened to me the other day, but I looked down. I didn’t mean to but did nevertheless, and he caught me. So he knew I knew…

When you get my age and you want to visit your friends, chances are you will wind up going to the cemetery. We have three in this area and sometimes I will walk around and stop at different tombstones.

It happened 10 years ago this week. This week in 2009 the longest-running program in broadcasting history, “Guiding Light,” ended its 72-year run.

During the late summer, it was revealed Alabama’s economy set records for the number of people employed along with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Figures released in August had the state with a record-breaking 3.3% unemployment percentage.

I started saving things and keeping scrapbooks when I was just a youngun. The scrapbooks I kept were the cheap Five and Dime Store type — not the type that would withstand the steps of time. Let us take a trip back to the 1940s and early ’50s.

I used to listen to preachers on the radio and television. Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker, Rex Humbard, Jack Van Impe, Ernest Angley, Jerry Falwell, Jimmy Swaggart, Robert Schuller, Oral Roberts — you name ‘em, I watched ‘em.

A couple of months ago, the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing was remembered with numerous documentaries and interviews, as well as special celebratory events. Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Buzz Aldrin had trod on the surface of the Moon on …