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What did the founders of America say about God?

Hanging over my office desk is a picture of General George Washington in humble prayer in a pine grove, with his horse, at Valley Forge. It is an inspiring picture of an inspiring man of prayer. Skeptics want to claim that all representations of our first president as a devout man of faith are false.

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A garden in the wilderness

More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.Not long after these events played themselves out across our cable ...

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Take credit for your own sin

When was the last time you did something wrong? If an answer doesn’t immediately pop up in your mind, think about it for a minute then continue reading.One trend I’ve seen growing recently is how people don’t take credit for their own sin. There is always some sort of excuse; usually some circumstance or another person, which is the reason a person is thrust into doing what they did. The individual explains that if it had not been for such and such, they would nev...

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The church must nurture a family atmosphere

I saw several ghosts the other night at church. Actually, I dreamed I saw them. I dreamed I was in the attic of First Christian Church and suddenly ghosts started coming out of the walls everywhere. They weren’t frightening, though. It was as though they were strangely happy. They belonged there.Now, ghosts are not real. God does not allow our souls to wander after death. This dream, though, illustrated a point; church is a place in which we should feel at home just like thos...

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Jesus and the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Perhaps there are no more envied words in the world of political and geographic boundaries then those found in the second paragraph of our Declaration of Independence. People from so many nations have so longed to experience these promises. They have left family and familiar settings to...

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Ward has extensive career as college, professional sports official

Wesley “Buddy” Ward was an all-around athlete at Harlan High School in the late 1940s and early 1950s, excelling in basketball, baseball and even football early in his prep career.When he graduated and headed off to college, however, he had no idea that in just a few years he would soon find himself in a profession that put him on the playing field with some of the nation’s outstanding athletes and coaches — not as a competitor but instead as an official who...

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Eolia resident needs kidney transplant

Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries. Legislation was passed in Kentucky during the 2006 legislative session, enabling Kentucky residents to have their wishes documented about donation through the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.Clancy Hensley, 46, of Eolia, is one of those people who has been given another chance at life through the generosity of two organ donors. He has been ba...

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Harlan County Safety Days slated July 22-24

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