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Nothing Like An Old-Fashioned Scam

Scams have become the norm of our culture today. If it weren’t for Alexander Graham Bell, we wouldn’t have all of these scams today. Thanks Alex. These scams go from car warranties to Medicare benefits, and they’re probably just getting started. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage gets very agitated when these calls come. They show up on our phone […]

Devotional Page and Church Directory

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ALLEGHENY WESLEYAN METHODIST, 21072 King William Road, 1 Mile south of King William Court House on Rt. 30. Sunday school 10 a m.; Morning Worship 11 a m. Everyone welcome. W.R. Peak, pastor. 804-769-4457 ANGEL VISIT BAPTIST, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville. Rev. Dr. Carla E. Lightfoot, pastor. Sunday school, 9 a m.; Worship Service 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays, […]

Behind The Mike

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Bookie Or Streetie?

My twin grandsons Cameron and Keenan look-alike but the similarities end there. Keenan is “bookie” (book smart) and Cameron is “streetie” (street smart) Which would you rather be? In a perfect world, one would want an ample supply of both if possible. With both, grinders find a way to not just survive but to thrive. Too many “bookies” hope that […]

Pushing Up Daisies

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Funeral Honorarium And Acknowledgements

An honorarium is a monetary expression of appreciation given for a service provided for free. Most clergy will not accept a gift for their services at a funeral service; however, it is proper etiquette to offer one. When considering the appropriate amount to offer, one should consider several aspects. Did the clergy meet with the family before or after the […]

Donor beware: Pause before you give to any cause (Commentary)

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Donor beware: Pause before you give to any cause By Sarah Webber, for the Conversation The public’s trust in nonprofits declined from 59% in 2020 to 56% in 2022, according to Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs that tracks trends in philanthropy. One likely explanation for this erosion of confidence in organizations that are supposed […]

What To Wear?

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Here’s a terrific question from Justin: “Why do a girl’s clothes cost more than a boy’s clothes?” Justin, I’m guessing that since the beginning of time, women simply required more threads. When a man buys clothes, he chooses underwear, shirt, pants, socks, and shoes. But clothing selection for women is much more complicated. A lady doesn’t select a shirt. She […]

Salome’s Stars

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But, don’t rush into making decisions until you’ve checked for possible hidden problems. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some light begins to shine on professional and/or personal situations that have long eluded explanation. Best advice: Don’t rush things. All will […]

Devotional Page and Church Directory

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ALLEGHENY WESLEYAN METHODIST, 21072 King William Road, 1 Mile south of King William Court House on Rt. 30. Sunday school 10 a.m.; Morning Worship 11 a.m.; Sunday night service 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. W.R. Peak, pastor. 804-769-4457 ANGEL VISIT BAPTIST, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville. Rev. Dr. Carla E. Lightfoot, pastor. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Worship Service 1st, 2nd, 3rd & […]

In The Eye of the Storm – Matthew 14:22-33

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Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and go on ahead of Him so that He could go up on a mountainside to pray, He needed to be alone with the Father. Have you ever been in a storm and felt like God and everyone else has abandoned you? Storms (trials) are a part of life. They sometimes appear […]

Behind the Mike

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Catholics In The South II

I grew up in South Carolina when the Catholic population was less than 1%. Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese estimates it to be closer to 10%, thanks mostly to some transitory growth. Having to commute thirty miles roundtrip to Columbia, SC to find the closest church, I was tasked with looking for land in Lexington for a Catholic Parish. As […]


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