God’s Word revealed for us - Jesus Christ’s Church Develops

May 29, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Jesus personally and lovingly built and developed His Church, the New and Everlasting Covenant. For three years, He instructed and clarified “The Way” of saving humans after the disaster of Adam and Eve’s sin. The Old Testament chronicles in detail how the proto- Church was to be built and provides testimony quoted
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Do as He says and as He does

May 29, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Pentecost Sunday is coming!

May 29, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Over the last six to eight weeks, I have encouraged many people to join the Unite714 prayer movement that began the first week of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have not joined, it is definitely not too late! Simply visit www.unite714.com. Unite714 began one afternoon with 25 ministry leaders on a conference
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God’s Word revealed for us - I have set thee a Watchman

May 29, 2020 chris
By John Larkins About 570 B.C., many key Jews had been exiled to Babylon, including Ezekiel. God had been forced to punish the Israelites for their stubborn sinfulness and general refusal to obey Him. God decided to try something new, especially outside of Jerusalem. He announced to Ezekiel that He would make this priest a
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - The Eye Redefined

May 29, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:1-6,
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Granny Mac's Brown Sugar Bar, Granny Mac's Date Loaf, Grandmother Icy's Egg Custard Pie and Grandmother Icy's Chipped Beef with Gravy

May 22, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell You’re more than a wonderful Grandma. You’re a woman I admire and a friend I can count on. Your love and inspiration are gifts in my life, And I am thankful for you. Happy Mother’s Day, Matthew Langley When I visited my Grandmother Icy on the weekends, the house already smelled like
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Granny Mac's Holiday Vegetable Salad, Granny Mac's Crusty Top Pound Cake, Grandmother Icy's Strawberry Pudding and Grandmother Icy's One-Two-Three-Four Cake

May 15, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell GRANDMA (gran’ mg) n. 1. A grandmother 2. A woman who loves unconditionally 3. One who teaches, motivates, and encourages 4. One who gives big warm hugs, tells great stories and bakes chocolate chip cookies! This month we are paying homage to those memories of our grandma’s kitchens. We grandchildren are the
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A great opportunity to shorten my bucket list

May 15, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott One of the items on my bucket list is to take a weeklong vacation with my family. We have not been on a vacation with family since we moved up here to the Glencoe area. We used to go on mini vacations when our children were younger, but now they are married
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The Vagabond - from Greece to Gadsden: story of the Likos family

May 15, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Part III Many people in Etowah County do not realize that many of the hard-working citizens of the area were from other countries. Two of those early citizens were Greek emigrants George and Domina Likos. The Vagabond recently spoke to a former classmate, Tina Likos Wilson, the couple’s granddaughter. Tina’s aunt put
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - journaling the coronavirus

May 15, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Many people have shared with me the ways the coronavirus has changed their everyday lifestyles, but because of copyright issues, they will remain anonymous. However, I can write about the many changes that have occurred. Perhaps the most traumatic event occurring within us is our fear that many loved ones may have
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The Vagabond - The Likos family: from Greece to Gadsden

May 15, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Part II Many people in Etowah County do not realize that many of the hard-working citizens of the area were from other countries. Two of those early citizens were Greek emigrants George and Domina Likos. The Vagabond recently spoke to a former classmate, Tina Likos Wilson, the couple’s granddaughter. Tina’s aunt put
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God’s Word revealed for us - His Truth in words and action

May 15, 2020 chris
By John Larkins Jesus Christ was born as the Son of Man to redeem all human beings. We had been separated from God by the sin of Adam and Eve. God began His salvation plan about 4,000 years ago by announcing to Abram (thence re-named Abraham) that He would make of him a mighty nation.
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Inspiration from God’s Word - the strengthening of our minds

May 15, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford As our state begins to loosen restrictions in regard to COVID-19, I have had several friends ask me multiple questions concerning how I will handle visiting public places more often and how I feel after I’ve been out in public. To be honest, there have been times when I felt very safe
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - He doesn’t get my drift

May 15, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Therefore, we must pay greater attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the message declared through angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a just penalty, how can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?” (Hebrews 2:1-10
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Inspiration from God’s Word - Same scene, different perspectives

May 8, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford Lately I have been reading in the Book of Numbers, and I must say that I have fallen in love with this book of the Bible all over again. Found in the fifth word of the Book of Numbers, ‘Bamidbar’ is a Hebrew word meaning “in the desert.” The Book of Numbers
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God’s Word revealed for us - Of gratitude and quarantine

May 8, 2020 chris
By John Larkins The uncertainty of possibly fatal consequences presents us with a situation in which we must make decisions having a wide range of stressful consequences. We must seek advice and guidance on courses of action that have medical and even life and death, outcomes for ourselves and our families and friends. The economic
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - Seeing eye to eye with the Lord

May 8, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart, and bring me out of my distress. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and
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A cat woman with two dogs...

May 8, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott Last Sunday was a reminder that preparations needed to be made for my adventures at George Wallace Seniors Center on Monday. I also set goals to watch Pastor David Bankson from Cove Creek Baptist Church present the message, wash my dog and write this article. My husband Alan and our dogs, however,
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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad, Stuffed Bell Peppers and Butterscotch Coffee Cake

May 8, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Years ago, our summers were full of shelling peas and butterbeans, shucking corn and putting up tomatoes. This is where I learned about the seasonality of food and how to preserve it at its peak. My mother always had fresh frozen vegetables in her freezer. I am the daughter of a true
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Strawberry Layer Cake, Strawberry Pie and Strawberry Trifle

May 1, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell Southern food is in my blood! Fresh fruit and vegetables are, without a doubt, my favorite part of spring and summer. I am thankful to be the beneficiary of my dad’s wonderful gardens. My mother and I enjoyed taking care of all of the wonderful vegetables that my dad’s gardens produced. He
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A serious case of the grandbaby blues

May 1, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This COVID-19 pandemic has left me missing our grandchildren so badly. We often Face Time, but it is not the same. I could just kiss my grandchildren’s face off, but I cannot, so I must be patient. Tyler Kate and Saylor Rhea call almost every day and fight over who can hold
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The Vagabond - story of the Likos family

May 1, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover Part I Many people in Etowah County do not realize that many of the hard-working citizens of the area were from other countries. Two of those early citizens were George and Domina Likos. The Vagabond recently spoke to a former classmate of his, Tina Likos Wilson, on her grandparents, who came from
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - wishing, hoping, singing, praying

May 1, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston Last week’s article seems like it was years ago instead of just a few days. Are you also watching the news several times a day? My family is keeping up with it. Each day is just as intense as the day before, as it involves the facts about the coronavirus. The title
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Pondering life with Pious Bob - the thing we have in common

May 1, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel, can avail against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord. A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the
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Inspiration from God’s Word - let’s not relax in our prayer lives

May 1, 2020 chris
This past week I heard a news broadcaster report that people are beginning to experience “shelter in place fatigue.” I interpreted this as saying that people are “over it” and ready to be “released” from the shelter in place orders their state has put in place. Within the last couple of weeks, states are beginning
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God’s Word revealed for us - Mary, the mother of God

May 1, 2020 chris
By John Larkins The month of May has been dedicated by His Church to the veneration of Mary, the mother of Jesus. There are few things more puzzling to a Christian, as documented in the Bible, than the typical unschooled reaction of many churchgoers to this woman. Mary is prefigured in the God’s condemnation of
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Mother’s Pecan Pie, Mother’s Sweet Potato Pie and Virginia Watts’ Chocolate Pie

April 24, 2020 chris
By Andy Bedwell The South’s best soul food comes from our Southern kitchens! Two of my favorites to bake are cookies (which you all know I love to bake) and pies. My mother loved to bake pies and would always roll out her own dough for her crust. In later years, she would buy the
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Three cheers for our volunteers!

April 24, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott This finishes up COVID-19, year 2020, in what seems like week number 6,915. I have not seen my family except for my husband for 150 years. Shopping has become obsolete but I do not like to shop anyway. I praise God that everyone seems okay and that we at the George Wallace
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The Vagabond - the lost art of blacksmithing

April 24, 2020 chris
By Danny Crownover You don’t find any old-time village blacksmith shops that used to dot the local landscape. Back in the 1870s and 1880s, Gadsden had several such businesses located close to the county courthouse. William Christopher operated a blacksmith shop at the southwest corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets. Christopher raised a large family,
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Keep Smiling with Rosie Preston - pandemic journaling

April 24, 2020 chris
By Rosie Preston So many people are speechless as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic. I stay informed about it yet there are conflicts within me as I listen to different news reports from our government officials, switching between facts and opinions. Doctors and scientist are 24-7 searching for a cure. Many believe the reason of how
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