Sunday School Lesson There are some days of the year that are just not good to overlook. One is an anniversary; a close second is the birthday of your spouse. We can add to birthdays your child’s, parents’, and rich aunt’s. It is good to remember the Fourth of July, the freedom celebration not the fourth day in July unless of course that is your anniversary or spouse’s, child’s, parents’ or rich aunt’s birthday. But the possible crown jewel of days to remember m...
Saluting all that keep our country safe In a recent interview Patrolman Quillen’s closing statement was, “I believe policemen and the military are this country’s ‘thin blue line’ (the fear) that keeps criminals from hurting honest citizens and the military keeps enemy countries from invading neighbors.
Many mind-boggling scenes haunt this Virginia patrolman: A suicide victim that had literally shot-off his head; and another nauseating experience was recovering the badly decompose...
Louise Day Ramey Day by DayThe Harlan Daily Enterprise
A saint goes marching in Years ago my oldest son asked me a question: “What is a saint?”
When you’re driving along with a numb mind at day’s end, as I was, that’s not the type of question you are prepared to answer.
So I splattered out, “A saint is someone who does what God wants them to do.” My son answered, “If that’s a saint, then why did New Orleans choose that as their football mascot?”
I didn’t have an answer for that question either.
What is a saint? W...
Ronnie McBrayer Keeping the FaithThe Harlan Daily Enterprise
Raising siblings to love each other Joe was the older brother. His younger brother, Jeff, couldn’t do anything as good as Joe. Of course there was six years difference in their age, and Joe was fond of establishing his superiority in every way.
Now you and I know that it is no big deal for a boy that is six years older to beat his younger brother at everything, but it puffed up Joe’s ego, and the more Joe won, the more he would rub Jeff’s nose in it. Jeff only saw Joe as his ...
Al Earley A Religious ViewThe Harlan Daily Enterprise
Unlikely scribe handwrites Bible in 4 years PHILMONT, N.Y. (AP) — In the beginning, Phillip Patterson decided to write out every word in the Bible.
On empty pages, he wrote of Adam, an ark, locusts, loaves, fishes and the resurrection in his neat, looping cursive. Four years of work begat more than 2,400 pages and left a multitude of pens in its wake. Now, as he copies the last words of the last book, Patterson sees all that he has created.
And it is good.
“I hadn’t counted on th...