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What to do when things seem impossible

Matthew 14:13-21 says,  “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.  When Jesus landed … more

Country coming full circle

Let’s all take a moment and show our complete and utter surprise at the developments out of the FBI and Department of Justice regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Yes; I can see … more

Knee-jerk rush to judgment fruitless

A funny thing happened to me Monday morning. I was unfriended on Facebook. I sure you’re asking yourself why that was funny, or why that even matters to you, but in the context of what I did to … more

Mushroom Fest kicks off this weekend

The Texas Mushroom Festival is arguably Madisonville’s biggest event of the year, and I for one, am looking forward to a day of good weather and free entertainment. I grew up going to small-town … more

'Round Town

Here’s something you may want to attend this Thursday night and for several reasons.  First, it’s a presentation about the opportunity to improve our Madison County Fair facilities. Secondly, … more

Winner won’t solve problems

There was an old riddle that used to make the rounds, which posited what it meant when a liar told you he or she was lying. Other funny things from back in the day state that you can tell if a … more

Vision of the ‘true’ leader

If you ever needed a reminder of just how little regard our ruling class has for us, or our allies, all you have to do is look at the news reports of him salsa dancing with some Argentinian person at … more

Mourning the losses of 2016

I think we can all agree that 2016 was not the best year on record. A bunch of celebrities died, and yet another is set to take over the Oval Office in a matter of days. I think it’s funny … more

Public health updates for rural Texas

October is here and with it comes the arrival of cooler weather and many Fall festivals across our region of the state.  As we search for the light jackets and pull down the Halloween decorations, … more

Trump blinding news media

Ever so slowly, the powers that be, and the powers that think they’re the powers that be, are coming to the realization that Trump is not the disease, or even the symptom. He’s the … more

Tidying up at the year’s end

Another year has gone by, and we’ve made it. I even wished everybody I saw a Merry Christmas and the world didn’t end. If it was offensive, tough; I don’t complain about anyone else’s … more

Difference between what is and what should be

Anyone who’s been paying attention to the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., has a real reason to become concerned about the direction our country is headed. Before we get too much further, this … more

Parsing the finest of hairs

As you may have probably guessed, I listen quite a bit to talk radio. Mostly, it’s from the conservative side, people like Mark Levin and Andrew Wilkow. (Not a Rush fan; the show is mostly talk … more

Conscience requires a little bravery

One of my favorite comic strips, Bloom County, years ago depicted the press in their quest to find the latest scandal as a pack of braying hounds on the scent. Much the same is the torch- and … more

The latest from Austin

Earlier this month all eyes were on Washington as President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Closer to home, in Austin, we continue to convene in our … more

Make 2017 a year of submission

The Greek word “hupotasso” is translated to “submission” in English. In non-military uses, it means to voluntarily give in or to cooperate with. Concerning God, I like to think of it as … more

Make-A-Christmas-Happen event this Saturday at Yankee’s Tavern

The Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction last Saturday, Oct. 15, was another great success. Thank you to everyone who came out, who donated funds and for donating all of those … more

You can have secure and fear free living

Have you found yourself being fearful and wondering what would come next? God never wanted us to live our lives in fear. He has always intended for us to be bold in our faith and secure in our … more

No excuses for wrong information

The term “fake news” has been bandied about a lot lately, and quite frankly, has been well-deserved when levied against national news outlets and internet posts. We’ve all heard President … more

'Round Town

The Dewayne Boyett family who lost their home and all its belongings last Tuesday, Jan. 4, is fortunate to have gotten out safely. The smell of smoke awakened Cindy Boyett around 2 a.m. and when she … more
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