TISCIONE: The power of God
When Jesus began His public ministry He said, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: A New Year’s benediction
When I was a kid, I always looked forward to the benediction at the end of the church service. Never mind the words, it set me free to escape the pew and talk to my friends.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cheers for downtown décor
I don’t know if others have sent in “cheers” to the City of Weatherford and Parker County but if you guys are publishing anything about what a great job the city and county did on making the downtown square so festive during Christmas, please include our compliments among them.
KELLY: What do you think in January 2014?
I heard on the radio that in the first week of legal sales in Colorado young students were found with bags of pot sold to them via the black market. The pot was purchased legally and then resold at a big profit to those too young to purchase it on their own.
NOW HEAR THIS: Bumps along the road of life
The recent spell of extended cold weather with sleet and ice covering our roads took quite a toll on the folks of Parker County. It didn’t have too much of an effect on old guys like me who, for the most part, just sat around the fire and did a whole lot of nothing.
TISCIONE: The divine manifestation
The Apostle Matthew recorded the visit of the “wise men.” (Matthew 2) Tradition suggests there were three wise men. Scholars are not certain of the number. It is suggested that there were more than three. The original word from which English translations of the Bible translate “wise men” is the word magi (magoi in Greek).
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Phil Robertson practices what he preaches
Phil Robertson does practice what he preaches. He was quoted recently as saying, “You got to marry these girls when they are 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks.”
A business owner’s case for raising minimum wage
What if we could create a program that would strengthen our tax base, make government spending more fiscally responsible and provide a powerful financial incentive to low-income workers? It sounds too good to be true.
NOW HEAR THIS: Soaring with the eagles
The eagle, of which there are dozens of species throughout the world, is probably the most majestic and revered of all our avian creatures. Although not always our friend, the eagle is predominantly viewed as a symbol of strength and power – the master of its world. As such, it has been used as a national symbol by many countries on their coats of arms or flags throughout recorded history.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: With Christmas feeling
One of my favorite Christmas poems seems relevant for such a time as this. It was written by Robert Frost and bears the unlikely title, “To A Young Wretch.”
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