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Faith

  • 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.

  • Who’s training who?

    People used to come from miles around to watch me train my black lab Leroy. Not because he was so smart, it’s just nobody had ever seen a dog swim the back-stroke.
     Like all labs, Leroy loved to fetch. He just happened to be deathly afraid of water! It was sure something to see when those two driving forces collided. If I’d of had any business sense I’d have charged people admission to watch him go. I’d have gotten richer than whoever owns that talking Gecko.

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses sharpening focus on God’s kingdom at Gainesville convention

    Special to the Citizen
    Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.

  • Church news for the week of July 21

    n First UMC hosts epic summer bash
       First United Methodist Church Chiefland will host the First Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.
       In addition to free food and drinks, there will be games, children's clothing tent (K-12), kids' fingerprinting and haircuts, Jumpy House and wet slide, games and more.
       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    n Archer UMC holds block party

  • Use it, or lose it

    We've all heard the old adage, “use it or lose it.”

  • Not so in haste thy heart

    "Wait on the Lord; be of good courage.....Wait, I say, on  the Lord."