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A year ago, I said yes to writing this weekly column.

A year ago, I said yes to writing this weekly column. At the time, I thought that life would be easing back to normal in a few months. Writing a weekly column was a challenge I welcomed. It’s still a challenge, even after 52 columns, but a year later, life has not eased as much back to norma…

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We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.”

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Two weeks ago, I wrote about praying our way through the chaos of the world. Afghanistan. Haiti. Then thirteen young people were killed. Thirteen soldiers just trying to help get everyone home. The one that gets me the most is Sgt. Nicole Gee. Earlier in the week, she posted a photo of herse…

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I started to write a column about the pandemic. As a preacher, one called to speak the truth, I figured it was time to talk about the elephant in the room. We’re in the middle of a third surge, our hospitals are in crisis, the National Guard has been deployed, our children are more at risk t…

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University of West Georgia volleyball standout Tierra White was named to the 2021 Preseason All-Gulf South Conference Team, league officials announced Thursday morning.

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When nearly 30 postponements and cancellations dotted the high school football landscape in Georgia last weekend dozens of teams were forced to bow out of scheduled games because of the jump in COVID infections across the state. The phone lines have cooled since earlier in the week when coac…

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CrossRoads Church will be holding a mobile pantry event on Saturday, Aug. 21. The mobile pantry partners with Atlanta Community Food Bank to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering the community. These packages will be available to all of those in need. The reason is to quickly d…

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I watched the devastating scenes from Afghanistan and Haiti this week, and I prayed, “God, help these people. Help us to help these people. They are your children, as surely as I am. They are my neighbors, regardless of their faith or political allegiance. They are suffering, and you said th…

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Three pastors located in a Villa Rica plaza share the same purpose, yet serve different ministries.

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Carrollton’s First United Methodist Church is launching a new worship service this Sunday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m., when “Encounter” kicks off at the church located at 206 Newnan Street, just off the Carrollton Square.

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I live near the Carrollton City Schools campus. Today I forgot that school was back in session and left my house around 3:45 to take something to the UPS store. Traffic the first week of school near my house can give Atlanta a run for the money. I found my way into the line heading toward Hi…

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Gelene North, a Roopville resident, has opened her very own homemade ice cream shop after 12 years of perfecting her craft. But the shop isn’t only to satisfy west Georgia’s sweet tooth; it’s also to help church mission trips.

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Several years ago, Bishop Reuben Job wrote a small book, “Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living,” that reminded Methodists all over the world of something we had forgotten: the General Rules.

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Higher education is a dream for many young people in our community. But each year, the MLK Coalition helps make that dream come true by offering scholarships to students from our area.

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I’ve lived for over 25 years in the same house on a quiet street in town, something a bit unusual for a United Methodist pastor. I’m immensely grateful for this space where my husband and I have raised our kids and begun to grow old together.

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Sometimes people ask me whether there will be dogs in heaven. What they really want to ask is, “Will my beloved labradoodle be waiting for me at the pearly gates when I finally arrive?”

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Midway Church will be hosting a back-to-school clothing drive next week during its Vacation Bible School program.

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When people hear the word “addict,” they automatically assume its in reference to alcohol or illegal drugs. But not all addicts fit that definition.

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Vacation Bible School ends today at Oak Grove Baptist Church, closing another chapter in a 70-year tradition at the church.

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Jacqulene Elaine Bridges, city council member, and lifelong Carroll County resident, will once again be giving back to the community that has always supported her this weekend.

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Years ago, I received a card with a large gold thumbprint with the words “God is in the details” printed across it. I saved the card and framed it as a reminder for those days when the details of life seem to overwhelm me.

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I have had the privilege of visiting three of the most well-known American military cemeteries — Arlington, Normandy and the Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. Each of these hallowed grounds reminds us of the cost of freedom. The sacrifices of those who served and gave their lives in war are…

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Now that the CDC has given the O.K. for fully vaccinated people to shed our masks, I find myself not quite ready to let go of the little rectangles of cloth that have stood between me and a virus that has claimed millions of victims around the world.

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We sang one of my favorite hymns at church on Sunday, “For the Beauty of the Earth.” I remember even as a child loving the text and the rich description of God’s creation.

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Summer camp. Brings back fun memories for most adults when recalling their days in school when part of the summer was spent at a church, sports or scout camp.

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I know too many people who will be missing their mothers on Sunday. They are facing their first Mother’s Day without the one who birthed them.

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The hawk has returned to our woods. It’s a red-shouldered hawk. You can tell by the loud “kee-ah” sound it makes.

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The senior class at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton hosted a fundraiser called the FBCC Seniors 2021 Lunch and Bake auction April 25 to give back to charities within the community.

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With the 51st Earth Day observance this week, it seems like a good time to reflect on creation theology.

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The Carrollton community lost an “instrumental figure” this week when the Rev. Donald Allen Harp Jr., passed away.

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Around the world this week, Muslims began the month-long observance of Ramadan, a time of fasting and prayer that commemorates the prophet Muhammad’s revealing of the Qur’an.

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My freshman year of college, I went on what has now become known as an “alternative spring break.” Rather than go to the beach with friends, I went to the southwest corner of Virginia to spend a week with an organization called Appalachia Service Project. That week changed my life.

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Growing up in the Methodist/Baptist tradition, Lent and Good Friday were strictly Catholic affairs.