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Religion

  • Dreams are a gift from God; don’t get lost in life’s disappointments

    As I was thinking about this article I began to focus on the Power of Dreams. Dreams are the ideas, goals, quests, desires God put on the inside of us. As we grow older we sometimes feel our time of dreams have passed, lack of fulfillment, un-met projects, wavering passion or we are simply running out of time.

  • Do not miss God’s blessings by not listening to him
  • Church News | Feb. 16, 2017

    Soup supper at Relevant Church

    Relevant Church will host its annual spring soup supper from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Homemade soups (chili, bean, potato, taco, broccoli, chicken noodle and vegetable beef), desserts, chips and drinks. Donations accepted.

    Family Fellowship Bowling at Strikers

  • The churchbell serves as a call to pray to God

    I recently worked on adjusting the bell system for our church, which was quite out of date. I adjusted the toll times for our weekend services and even our daily services, along with improving the hourly chimes during the day. It inspired me to consider the use of bells in churches throughout the centuries.

  • What is true love?

    Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and this means that love is in the air, the grocery store shelves are full of candy, and hundreds of men across Carroll County are waiting until the 14th to buy presents on their way home from work. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming—that day when we show the people we love how much we love them by buying them stuffed animals, cards, boxes of chocolates, dinner and flowers.

  • Who are you trying to please? Galatians 1:10
  • A view from the mountaintop

    As I sit at my home office desk on this Monday Martin Luther King National Holiday, and as I drink coffee while eating crackers with my dog “Tuffy”. As I attempt to write down what my brain was thinking about at 1:30 a.m., one cannot in any semblance listen to the Rev. Dr. King’s speeches and not think of those that had important roles in our learning, growing, and doing.

  • Jubilee service at First Apostolic

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton will hold only one service on Sunday, Jan. 29.  The Jubilee Service will be held at 2 p.m. and consist of congregational and special gospel songs. After the service there will be a time of fellowship. Everyone is cordially invited to this service.  

  • Life lessons according to Facebook

    There’s always something new to click on Facebook and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”

    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:

    “Forgiving is easy, it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”

    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle and this led you to new experiences.”

    Hmmm.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 19, 2017

    Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.