Inspiration from God’s Word - the living Word of God

January 24, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” This is one of the many reasons I love the Word of
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - The Great Campaign

January 24, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Now may the God of peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you complete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us that which is pleasing in his sight,
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VIII

January 17, 2020 chris
By John Larkins We have progressed along The Way to the beginning of The Acts of the Apostles, about 33 A.D. Jesus Christ paid the price for human’s sin against God in Paradise. He has risen and delivered the stunning orders to His new Church. This event usually is called the Great Commission. The stage
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Inspiration from God’s Word - God’s image maker

January 17, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford This week’s devotion is actually one I saw written by Sylvia Gunter with “The Father’s Business.” Sylvia is an incredible woman of God and has written several books and Bible study curriculum. You can read more about Sylvia and her ministry at www.thefathersbusiness.com. I love Genesis 1:27 and personally believe it is
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - An Ancient Thirst

January 17, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’ ‘Now he said this about the spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there
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Bending but not breaking a New Year's resolution

January 17, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Eight days is about how long this year’s New Year’s resolution lasted, so I think I did pretty well. I decided I was going to refrain from sweets, and I successfully avoided cookies and cream ice cream during one of our seniors’ birthday celebration at George Wallace Senior Center, as well as
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Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy, Spoon Rolls and Orange Cake

January 17, 2020 chris
I love cookbooks! My love for cookbooks and recipes began many, many years ago. I know that my best memories of growing up were the wonderful smells that came from my mother’s kitchen. She could put a pie together as easy as most people could make a sandwich. I do not like recipes that are
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Finding a solution for a retired husband with too much energy

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott As I have mentioned in a previous article, my husband Alan took the buyout at Goodyear. His last day of work was Dec. 20, 2019, and he was a little more excited than I was. So far, Alan has followed me everywhere except for my job at George Wallace Senior Center in
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Christmas and hearing God laugh

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott There is a song that plays in my head occasionally, called “Get Right with The Man” by Van Zant. The lyrics “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans” sum up my life completely. I had no idea how blessed I would be when I gave my heart to
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Taking breaks, writing books and a birthday cake for Jesus

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott After a week full of fun activities, we at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe said our “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Years” to everyone, along with our hugs and good-byes for Christmas break. There was concern about what I was going to do without them for so long, which I wondered
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Vintage Yellow Jackets, bingo misunderstanding and a spiritual pep shot

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott The Golden Yellow Jackets at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe were buzzing with activities this past week. Our director, Pat Hill planned fun things for every day and would not tell us what was coming up next. She told me at first, but things might have slipped out and I lost
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There’s nothing like a visit from grandkids to cure a funk

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It is a difficult thing to pinpoint what put me in a funk this past week. It could have been due to a full moon. It could be hereditary. It could be because it has been 10 years since I lost my father.  It could have been because I have eaten way
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Chicken Taco Soup, Ham and Lima Bean Soup, Crock-Pot Easy Camp Stew and Everyday Southern Cornbread

January 10, 2020 chris
There are some things that you have to know how to make to be a good Southern cook. Fried chicken is a must, but homemade soup and good Southern cornbread is a close second. I am so fortunate to be in a long line of relatives who enjoyed cooking. This week I am adding some
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Shrimp Mold, Deviled Ham Cheese Ball, Aunt Sue's Party Punch and The Best Ever Onion Rings

January 10, 2020 chris
An appetizer is served before a full meal and it is supposed to stave off your hunger. I have always considered an appetizer as something extra and it also is a fabulous way of extending warm Southern hospitality to a group. I have tried to assemble recipes for appetizers that are prac-tically no work at
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Home Style Beef Casserole and Red Velvet Brownies

January 10, 2020 chris
“I bring you good news that will be of great joy for all the people. Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11 Home Style Beef Casserole 1 pound ground chuck 1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
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Mother's Peanut Butter Fudge and Andy's Famous Chocolate Fudge

January 10, 2020 chris
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11 My mother always made the best peanut butter fudge. When I was young, she would always make sure there was enough left in the pan for me to taste. I loved the “scrapings”
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Andy's Cranberry Lemon Nut Cookie and Mother's Hummingbird Cake

January 10, 2020 chris
While you’re at it, why not deck the cookies and candies with boughs of holly, too. Christmas time inspires us to entertain. Whether you’re hosting an open house, luncheon, or potluck at the church, every occasion deserves a special ending. When I was baking for friends, my most frequently requested Southern dessert was my mother’s
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VII

January 10, 2020 chris
By John Larkins  The beautiful songs of Christmas joy are still, thankfully, in our ears. But our joy must be tempered by a sincere determination to accept our salvation, the stunning gift the Christ child gives us through his Apostles. Our human world was deeply wounded by the sin of Adam and Eve. There was
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The foolish and the wise

January 10, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford  One of the methods Jesus used in communicating His message to the people and to His disciples was through parables, which basically are earthly stories with a heavenly meaning. His disciples asked Him in Matthew 13:10, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Jesus basically replied in Matthew 13: 11, 14-15,
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Spiritual Path-ology

January 10, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Therefore, lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.” (Hebrews 12:12-29 NRSV). Adam saw to it that we would start out our lives lame. Hey, that fits
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Keep Smiling...With Rosie Preston - The History of New Year's Day

December 31, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston  New Year’s Day is a way to measure time to us, with the importance of a birthday. It is an exciting day for me, even though I’m embarrassed to say the last two years, I fell asleep before the midnight hour! Still, as I thought about it last night, all comfy in
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Year of 2020

December 31, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford  As we prepare for a new year, we often start by making a list of all the many ways we are going to improve our lives and do more by working smarter and not harder, which then leads to us creating all our New Year resolutions for the coming year. I would
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Finding Order in His Courts

December 31, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - The wonder of family can be a holiday blessing

December 26, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine Family is a huge part of our lives on this Earth. We need to contemplate its importance to us. We must not forget the blessings that family can bring to us. Here are some thoughts for us to ponder as we live out our lives. Depending on the status of our
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Inspiration from God's Word - Where do I go from here?

December 26, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford This might be a bit different from my usual articles, so hang in there with me if you will. After reading the gospel accounts on the birth of Jesus, my mind and thoughts began to shift to, “What happened after the birth of Jesus, and how should my own thoughts and focus
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VI

December 26, 2019 chris
By John Larkins The glorious, most loving time enshrined in the celebration of The Way is in the joyous season of Christmas. The name of Christ is hidden in this title. Sadly, Satan, who hates Christ, has infected many confused Christians. We praise Santa Clause – who is named after one of Christ’s saints –
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part V

December 20, 2019 chris
By John Larkins The journey on The Way has now spanned about 2,000 years and will traverse another 2,000 years to be here in Gadsden. Our title can apply to several realities. It is applied to the earliest glimpse of people and places locating God’s method, His Church, the people, some born, some not. The
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Inspiration from God's Word - Mary, the Highly Favored One

December 20, 2019 chris
During this Christmas season, one of my favorite things to do is take time and read and reflect on the birth of Jesus. I love to read about the story of His birth, as well as all the events that took place before and after His birth. Each year as I am reading, the Lord
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - The Responsibility of Knowledge and Confidence

December 20, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up…Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that ‘no idol in the world really exists,’ and that ‘there is no God but one’…So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed. But when you thus sin
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God's Word revealed for us - The Way, Part IV

December 20, 2019 chris
By John Larkins Humans must either decide on some basis or source of what we hold to be the truth. Generally, this is a confusing and painful process, but does not have to be so. We begin by interacting with our parents and accepting their authority or disobeying and experience negative consequences. Often, the relationships
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