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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.

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As local readers and people around the country and the world know, the Republican Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, recently signed into law a sweeping rewrite of Georgia’s election laws. I am persuaded that the election law changes are essentially a concerted attempt to place obstacles in th…

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Every Lent I take out a small laminated lavender bookmark. It says, “Lent 2003” and then beneath, “Are you living the life that wants to be lived in you?” The question is from Parker Palmer’s wise and tender book, “Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation.”

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My brother-in-law retired from teaching in December. He had given 30 years to his calling, and he realized it was time for the next great adventure. It didn’t take long for him to find the trailhead.

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A year ago this week, the world changed. I suppose it had been changing already, but for me, it was on this day a year ago that I received a phone call. I had returned the night before from an out-of-town conference.

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I have a confession. I’m a huge Marvel fan. Not the comics, but the movies. During the pandemic, they have provided a much needed escape from reality, just a good, old-fashioned movie night complete with popcorn.

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When I was in college, the High Museum in Atlanta showed an exhibition called “I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America.” Brian Lanker’s photographs of 75 women and their stories was bold and beautiful. I still have the large companion book which features a large black a…

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A church in the Clem community is hosting a food drive next week for Carroll County residents in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic. The drive is being held at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2930 Newnan Road, at 1 p.m. on Feb. 25, weather permitting.

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For the last 16 years, my family has spent the last Sunday in February at Empty Bowls. As one of the original organizers — along with Carol Boyd and Helen Helwig — I am grateful for the community that has formed around this endeavor. Every year we wonder how it will all work, and every year …

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This Tuesday, I’ll be joining several of our community’s pastors and spiritual leaders in “A Night for Unity and Prayer for Our Community and Nation.” It starts at 5:30 pm at the Freedom Drive-in at 1625 Bankhead Ave.

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This Tuesday, I’ll be joining several of our community’s pastors and spiritual leaders in “A Night for Unity and Prayer for Our Community and Nation.” It starts at 5:30 pm at the Freedom Drive-in at 1625 Bankhead Ave.

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Her head was hurting. Not the kind of headache cured with a couple of pills. Not even a migraine that feels like there is an engine pulsing in your temples. This headache was splitting her head and her soul wide open. This was cancer, and she was dying slowly from a tumor that had overtaken …

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. In a real sense all life is inter-related. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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Note: Coaches are asked to email their results to douggorman39@gmail.com. Information gathered from Maxprep.com

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The state’s Senate majority leader does not think voting will become harder for residents if changes are made to absentee voting this year by Georgia’s GOP leadership.

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Writing a column on faith in the middle of a pandemic is a bit more challenging than I imagined when I said yes to this venture. Knowing the style of my predecessor, which included funny stories that could make you laugh and cry at the same time, all with a message that could get under your …

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My great Aunt Vera was an elegant woman with auburn hair that came down to her waist. She always wore it in a soft bun tucked neatly on top of her head. Her blue eyes twinkled when she laughed, which was often, and her smile told you how much she enjoyed life.