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Faith

  • It’s just a sponge

    Some time ago Linda and I took our friends Terry and Maggie Kennedy to Horseshoe Beach to celebrate their birthdays which are a day apart. This is a beautiful area, right on the Gulf coast, with a restaurant overlooking the ocean.
    As we were approaching the restaurant we noticed a boat loaded with sponges that the crew had harvested from the sea. Linda and Maggie became very excited and soon were engaged in conversation with one of the crew members.

  • Guest Missionary to Speak at Lighthouse

     

  • On joining the Over-the-Hill Gang

    By JAMES SNYDER

    Out to Pastor

     A friend of mine said to me recently, "Old boy, how's it feel to be a member of the Over-the-Hill gang?" I mumbled something as politely as I could, but on the inside, I was a little furious. I may be getting older, but I definitely am not old! In fact, I plan to get older every day.

  • Some fruit will mature in this life

           "He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity..."   Proverbs 22:8

  • Take out the grabage before the wife gets home

     A couple of weeks ago, I bought my wife a dozen roses. The occasion, you ask? Do you really have to ask? It’s called planning ahead or preventative maintenance. Some may even put it in the same category as early season preparation. The funny thing is, she knows my schemes. She laughs at the brazen way I ease the shock of another deer season where she becomes a hunting widow. 

  • A tangible reflection of God’s love

     I went out on a hot date the other night, and boy was my wife Angie jealous. I hated leaving her out in the cold like that, but there’s just been a stirring in my soul lately. Sometimes, a man has got to do what a man’s got to do.

  • Church news for the week of August 4

    Fish Fry fundraiser at Destiny
      WE SOAR Inc. will sponsor a fish fry fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Destiny Church of God by Faith, 170 N.E. 9th St. Fish dinners cost $8 and will include fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and drink.
      All proceeds will benefit the organization's community projects, which include the upcoming Back-to-School Jamboree.
    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.

     UMC hosts epic summer bash

  • Be humble, let God take center stage in your life

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Partnership of happiness needs two people

    "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have, for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you."  Hebrews 13:5
     A partnership in happiness needs at least two people of the same mind.  Often we see two young people of the same mind. They may fall in  love and get married. Their continued happiness, however, depends on their staying of the same mind.

  • The inward man is being renewed day by day

    I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who has to wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes about. But it’s so hot right now. And because my wife is not too keen about me setting up an indoor range down the hall in my house, I am going to have to endure the August heat for a chance at October meat.