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Book House, Girl Scout Cookies and Willpower

Last night I was reading to a couple of the Grand-brats when their mother sat on the couch with us.  The book I was reading is from a set of…

A Bend in the Road

Have you been watching the Olympics?  Have you enjoyed watching the joy on the faces of the contestants as they give their all for an Olympic best?  It would be…

How to Pray, Jesus’ Way # 2: “Thy Kingdom—Thy Will”

When I was a kid, I was confused about the meaning of the expression, kingdom come.  It’s a spiritual term, but I always associated it with things being blown up. …

Tony’s Cronies in Stump County

We’ve got this guy here in Stump County who decided to get involved in the county now that…well, truth be told, we don’t know why he suddenly decided to get…

Bouncing, Moving Stuff and Amateur Day

The first thing that impressed me when I met my bride Management was that she bounced. She was filled with energy. She was the second woman I’d ever met who…

“Gym- Nasties”

This reporter feels that she MUST share the following story again, the reason being: Everyone I know is trying to lose a “few” pounds. After the usual winter holidays of…

Never Too Late for that Perfect Gift

What did you think about giving your spouse for a Valentine’s Day present?  Did you consider a hot air balloon ride over Kenya’s magnificent Masai Mara national reserve, just drifting…

How to Pray, Jesus’ Way # 1: “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

Recently, I read about a little boy kneeling beside his bed with his mother and grandmother and softly saying his prayers, “Dear God, please bless Mummy and Daddy and all…

Stump County Ends Boycott

Stump County just ended our countywide boycott of The Southside Messenger out there in the real world. That means barefooted Editor Averett Jones hurt our feelings. He wrote about high…

Wanderings, Collections and Incorrections

My bride Management had an appointment for one of those regular check-ups sensible people get.  As you might guess I do not get regular check-ups. If something quits working I…

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