Inspiration from God’s Word - Principals for life

September 18, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Lately, I have been reading in the Book of First Samuel. I recently read Chapter 15, which is a pivotal chapter in the story of King Saul. The Lord gave Saul another opportunity to prove himself, but he failed again and lied about it and was judged. Saul had a habit of
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God’s Word revealed for us - Would you have chosen Barabbas?

September 18, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Right after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election results were in the news, I was struck by the story of a 14-year old girl weeping that Donald Trump was elected. What issue could so frighten or anger this girl? It then it dawned on me – she is terrified that her access to
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Being a “Yes” person for Him

September 18, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you, Silvanus and Timothy and I, was not ‘Yes and No’; but in him it is always ‘Yes.’ For in him every one of God’s promises is a ‘Yes.’ For this reason, it is through him that we say the
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - Sounding the alarm at Nana’s house

September 18, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Several years ago, we decided to check into a home alarm system. I feel safer knowing that if I’m either at home or away from home, the police will be there within minutes. We also decided to get a combination fire and carbon monoxide alarm. The other day, our alarm system became
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The Vagabond: Drilling for oil and gas in Owl’s Valley

September 18, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Back in 1868, Gadsden was excited over an effort to bore an oil well in Owl Valley, located just on the northern edge of the city. A Mr. Rogers of Pennsylvania came to the area and leased a large acreage of land entitling him to bore for oil on a royalty basis.
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Improvisation and Adaptation 101

September 18, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This never-ending summer is rough on a hot flashy woman like me. I’ve thought about how nice it would be to vacation where ice castles are. After some research, I found that it might be something to only dream about right now. After missing our family get-together last year for Christmas due
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Sloppy Joes, Beefy Corn Chip Skillet and Apple Pecan Cobbler

September 18, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Fall is the season for comfort food, and I can hardly wait to try some new recipes. Let’s climb out of our recipe rut with a few of my favorites. Sloppy Joes 2 pounds ground chuck 1 large onion, chopped ½ cup bell pepper, chopped ½ cup brown sugar 2 cups ketchup
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Lemon Lush, Grated Apple Pie and Country Apple Dessert

September 11, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Do you want to start a conversation? Read a cook-book in public. That’s what happens to me all of the time. I always have a cookbook with me.  “What are you cooking?” the young lady who sat beside me asked as she peeped over my shoulder. “Just checking out a recipe I
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My mom is NOT out for the count

September 11, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott I’ve missed the many blessings I’d been taking for granted. Our church at Cove Creek Baptist announced plans to start Sunday School back. Regular school started back recently but not regularly. There have been changes to accommodate all the safety concerns. According to the Centers for Disease Control, death rates among seniors
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - The coronavirus affected my family

September 11, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston In dedicating this article to the thousands of American citizens suffering from the coronavirus, I must say that I now understand their hopelessness. It had been only a few minutes when the call came from my mom’s nursing home. Allow me to return to March of this year when the nursing home
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The Vagabond – 1960 Boy Scout Fair

September 11, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Back in 1961, The Vagabond was just six years old. It seems that his father had to go to East Gadsden for errands. Coming back, Little Vagabond noticed a boy scout fair along First Street. Tents and stations were lined up all the way from the amphitheater to the old armory next
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God’s Word revealed for us - What have you chosen so far?

September 11, 2020 chris
By John Larkins God has given us the freedom to decide our eternal fate, be it heaven with Him and His Father or damnation in Satan’s realm. Surely you are aware of the consequences for your soul. Now, it is possible that you reject the whole concept of first, a God who creates the universe
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Turning trials in triumph

September 11, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Have you ever wondered what Jesus’ life was like while growing up as a child? I often think about this and wonder if Jesus had siblings – how many brothers and sisters and what they thought of Jesus. In Matthew 13; 55-56 we see that Jesus did have both brothers and sisters.
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Preparing for His visitation

September 11, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, ‘If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts
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Nesquik Chocolate Ice Cream, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Another Chocolate Ice Cream, Fruit Ice Cream, Orange Sherbet, Butterfinger Ice Cream, Marie Robinson's Vanilla Ice Cream and Mother's Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

September 4, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Let’s cool off on hot days with some more homemade ice cream recipes! Nesquik Chocolate Ice Cream 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups Nesquik 1 large can Pet evaporated milk Finish filling can with regular milk Andy’s Note: In this recipe, Carol uses the Nestle’s Nesquik (no sugar added). This is delicious!
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Around the world in 128 days

September 4, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott After much discussion this past week, my husband Alan recommended I write about planes, trains, and automobiles. As much as I want to get away from this corona virus pandemic, this is a good subject to explore. Our passports, which we applied for when we booked our anniversary cruise September 28, 2020,
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The Vagabond Growing up in Gadsden, Part 9

September 4, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Author’s note: Robert Elton recently sent The Vagabond his memoirs of growing up in Gadsden. Robert is originally from Gadsden and graduated from Gadsden High School. He studied broadcast production at Auburn University and went on to work for South Carolina Educational Television Network. Robert and his wife Jean Pearce Elton live
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Hall of Faith

September 4, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford The word “faith” is a fairly common word in the Bible. If you were to ask people what faith means, you might hear answers such as, “trusting” or “believing in something.” To fully understand faith, a good place to study is in Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11:1 describes faith as, “Now faith is
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Branching out to servanthood

September 4, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among
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God’s Word revealed for us - Ave Maria: from Jesus through Mary

September 4, 2020 chris
By John Larkins What a shock! After watching the Democrat Communist Convention speakers not even hint at the existence of God or how He was in any way associated with our nation’s founding and founding documents, it must be said John First Epistle, 2, 4 “He that sayeth, I know Him, and keep not His
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The Vagabond – Growing up in Gadsden, Part 8

August 28, 2020 chris
Author’s note: Robert Elton recently sent The Vagabond his memoirs of growing up in Gadsden. Robert is originally from Gadsden and graduated from Gadsden High School. He studied broadcast production at Auburn University and went on to work for South Carolina Educational Television Network. Robert and his wife Jean Pearce Elton live in Orangeburg, South
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - A five generation circle of love

August 28, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Every time the phone rings and I see that it is from my mother’s nursing home residence, my heart skips a beat. I’ve received more calls lately than before March. The call came that I had hoped would not come finally came. Roxanne the social worker informed that my mother was being
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Chocolate Ice Cream, The Best Vanilla Ice Cream, Grapico or Peach Ice Cream and Butter Pecan Ice Cream

August 28, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Since August is one of the hottest months of the year in the South, I sent out a request to my friends and family to send me their favorite homemade ice cream recipe. Let’s get out our ice cream freezers! The following are a few of the fabulous recipes that I received.
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A purse-snatching grandbaby

August 28, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott One of our volunteers at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe had some tickets for sale for a fundraiser. For each ticket sold, we would get a meal and a chance for a gun. A winner for a gun would be drawn every three minutes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - The whole world in His hands

August 27, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, ‘I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; but you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Never too old, never too young

August 27, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford The Book of First Samuel begins with the story of Elkanah and his family. Elkanah had two wives, one named Hannah and one named Peninnah. Peninnah had several children but Hannah was not able to have children. Peninnah would taunt and bully Hannah as a result. Although the harsh and cruel words
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God’s Word revealed for us - You are now responsible

August 27, 2020 chris
By John Larkins This is one of those times when Jesus packed enormous meaning in just a few words that explain His mission on Earth in a profound way, a teaching that becomes essential to comprehending our salvation in The Way He sees it and means to reveal our responsibility to Him. To be honest,
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The Vagabond – Growing up in Gadsden, Part 7

August 21, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Episode 13 : 1950’s dance bands This episode is a portion of my late brother Bill’s memoir. Bill wrote his memoir for the family only, but I include this story in this series because it is a part of Gadsden’s unwritten history. The following are Bill’s comments about one of Gadsden’s best but
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - random thoughts on a sunny day

August 21, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston The words of an old song go something like this: “I just don’t know what to do with myself. I just don’t know what to do with my time.” These words do not describe my life! I do know what to do with myself and with my time. Several senior citizens warned
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Mexican Pizza, Vegetable Casserole and Sybil Money's German Apple Cake

August 21, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell One-dish wonders can save time and money by serving hot and hearty all-in-one meals. Basically, what I love to do is take my Southern food roots and kind of combine them with local ingredients and put a different twist on them. Mexican Pizza 1 package crescent rolls 1 teaspoon garlic 1 tablespoon
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