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Three Rivers Pandemic Update

NOTE: We prepare this weekly report to make the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, including risk levels in our local area, conveniently available to everyone in the Three Rivers area. COVID 19 community levels continue to fluctuate nationally at this time; COVID-19 cases appear to have decreased in Virginia and in Three Rivers. We will continue to monitor and […]

POV: Pressure To Overachieve

My to do list was looking more like an essay. I had events I needed to plan for the four different clubs I had joined, study for my AP classes, practice my piano songs, and while I’m at it solve world hunger. I was overwhelmed. At the beginning of the year I had felt pressure not only from my peers […]

Formal Events

Three big things happen each winter: We celebrate the New Year, watch basketball, and go to formal dances. Women understand these events. Many guys, who consider formal dress to mean a tie without a sports team logo, do not. But social convention dictates ladies sometimes drag a man to these parties, which is why you’ll get invited. If you note […]

Out to Pastor

Life Without A Cookie

This past week was about as crazy as they get. When I think it can’t get any crazier, somebody hears me and makes it crazier just for me. One morning I had to go across town to get some office supplies and other things. I try to ensure that when I go, it’s for several things, not just one. The […]

Review: Road Map For Life’s Biggest Decisions

“Money and Love: An Intelligent Road Map for Life’s Biggest Decisions” by Myra Strober & Abby Davisson c.2023, HarperOne $28.99 320 pages The two of you have been seeing one another for ages. It’s time to take the next step but hard conversations must be had first. Whose career will take precedence? Will you rent or buy a house as […]

Are You Old Enough To Be A Fashion Model?

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the demand for older models in the fashion and cosmetics industries is exploding. Sorry. Perhaps “exploding” is a trigger word. It might give some of the most seasoned models flashbacks of “the rocket’s red glare, bombs bursting in air.” That’s right. When I say “older,” I am not simply referencing hints of […]

Devotional Page and Church Directory

Fullness of Joy You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11 (AMPC) We seek many things in life that we think will give us joy and enjoyment, but we often fail to seek the one thing that brings fullness of joy. If […]

Behind The Mike


Have you defined the character you see in yourself and others? Or…are you looking more at “the character” on the other side of the relationship? It can get confusing when tier pressure is driven by peer pressure. Character is defined by the trials and tribulations of your journey more than your destination. Ambition inspires us to seek greater strength… it […]

Pushing Up Daisies

Daddy’s Girls............

By Tracy Renee Lee I live next door to my funeral home. It’s an improvement. I used to live in the funeral home, but the catastrophic year of 2020 changed all of that for me. My daughter and her family were living in Hawaii at the time. Her husband was due for transfer. The night before the military grounded all […]

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