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Living with Purpose

Living with Purpose

When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. Acts 11:23…

Eyes Have It!

Eyes Have It!

Of the five human senses—touch, hearing, sight, taste and smell—Jesus spoke of seeing and our eyes. In Matthew 6, Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If…

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,…

 “Lions and Giants and Bears—Oh My!”

 “Lions and Giants and Bears—Oh My!”

This past week, my church’s youth group attended a missions-oriented Christian summer camp called PASSPORT.  The week’s theme, creatively based on the Wizard of Oz, was “Follow the Road.”  Tied…

My Estate Sale, Creativity and Scowling

My Estate Sale, Creativity and Scowling

Lately I’ve been selling some stuff and I just noticed my inventory is down.  I’m really concerned. At the rate I’m going I think there is going to be a…

Pull Up a Chair and Enjoy the Garden

Pull Up a Chair and Enjoy the Garden

Well, it has begun: the mysterious appearance of vegetables (poof!) on your back steps, on the picnic table, or even on your desk at work. The most prolific magic garden…

Anger Fades

Anger Fades

Cleveland, I am coming home! No so fast, LeBron, remember how mad Dan is at you? LeBron James made Dan Gilbert so angry; Dan wrote a letter mocking LeBron and…

Farmville Hosts its 17th annual Stars under the Stars Outdoor Film Series

Farmville Hosts its 17th annual Stars under the Stars Outdoor Film Series

By Nicolette Mann, For the Southside Messenger On Friday, July 11th, the town of Farmville invited citizens out to Crute Stage for a free movie under the stars. The event…

Auto Enthusiast’s Paradise: Antiques Models Steal the Show at Local Fundraiser

Auto Enthusiast’s Paradise: Antiques Models Steal the Show at Local Fundraiser

The Tri-County Community Action Group held its first fund-raising Car Show and Fish Fry on Saturday in South Boston. Friends and neighbors from the town brought their cars, trucks and…

Sports Teams –What’s in a Name?

Sports Teams –What’s in a Name?

Some group of whiney self-appointed spokesmen for Native Americans has decided the Washington Redskins must change their name because they say it is offensive to name a team a derogatory…