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Retail wizard J C Penney would have been confounded by the tightrope-walking required in today’s world of retailing. He likely never dreamed of 140 JCP stores closing in one fell swoop. more
It is not every day that your teacher sets his arm on fire in class, on purpose. It was certainly a lesson that will be talked about for some time. more
Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
I need to confess something here. I’m just going to be real for a minute and open myself up for your understanding. (Or at least for your amusement; possibly your disgust.) Here’s the deal: I am a terrible housekeeper. more
With the rancor running rampant in the world today, it’s remarkable that the Seven Wonders of the World are staying stitched, at least so far. This day, I cite three personal “wonderments,” none of which rises to the level of minutia. They have long been bewildering to me. Perhaps you’d prefer making your own list. more
If you are looking for a new beginning, stop in at the little quiet-looking church on the right, just south of FM 346 in Whitehouse. If it is warm Sunday morning and there is a sign on the door that says “gone fishing” don’t worry. They are likely at Lake Tyler doing just that, being fisher’s of men. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
Back in 2002, my husband replaced the Bible I had been using since my teens with a new one. I went from a pale pink-colored NIV Teen Bible to a maroon leather-bound NIV Life Applications Study Bible with thumb tabs. I moved from using a Bible that was a little over an inch thick to about two and a half inches thick. I didn’t want to take it out of the box and ruin that new leather smell at first (because I love the smell of new leather!) but I did finally begin using it. more
Sounds at the general store in the Thicket tend to be predictable. Most likely heard after weekday refills of coffee are consumed is the shuffle of dominoes. Four geezers usually are seated at the game table by 8:30 or 9. Menial chores--described as pressing upon arrival-- suddenly become trivial. more
Born and raised in Troup, Shane Jasper still calls it home. It is home for his active family as well. If there is a ball involved, you’ll like find a Jasper on the roster. more
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