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Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Do What I Say, Not What I Do

Have you ever heard that said?  Has anyone ever said it to you?  Have you said it to someone?  Most of us will probably answer yes to at least one…

Do we really need a jail?

Do we really need a jail?

I think I just figured out how Stump County suddenly got a jail. In the real world judges are forcing Counties to build new courthouses and jails.  In order to…

God Appointed a “Worm

God Appointed a “Worm

I love the peaceful words of Jesus that we find in Matthew 28-30.*  They have given hope to billions of believers since the Lord first spoke them.  In times of…

If You Do That Again…

If You Do That Again…

How many times have you said that to your preschooler?  Face it – it’s difficult to mete out punishments.  Sometimes it’s because we are involved in something and don’t want…

Watermelon?

Watermelon?

There used to be a garage in town; well, the building is still there but it’s closed and quiet. Everyone depended on being able to pull in and tell the…

Bermuda Shorts, Inventory Reduction, & Growling in the Dark

Bermuda Shorts, Inventory Reduction, & Growling in the Dark

I just had an interesting conversation with my bride Management. Frankly I was shocked. As you already know I believe Management is perfect in every way. I also believe a…

Help from those Gov’mit guys

Help from those Gov’mit guys

Here we are in Stump County, Virginia trying to make some sense out of the news coming out of Washing Town. Seems like a lot of politicians think bailing out…

The Journey is Too Great for You

By Greg Smith Some time ago, I attended a conference for pastors.  The speaker used 1 Kings 19:1-8 (ESV) as his text for a message that would encourage discouraged ministers.…

Family, Vacations, & Boating

Family, Vacations, & Boating

By Management In all fairness, especially to my mother who really does have a clean house, you must understand that I have A.D.D. when it comes to cleaning house. I’m…

Freezing the Garden’s Bounty

Hopefully, your garden hasn’t washed away down the hill and into Roanoke Creek. If you are still picking, good for you! Canning and freezing fresh produce looms each summer as…