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Gatherin’ Strays!

As followers of Christ, we are the church. The church has a job to do. I’ve talked about things like ridin’ for the brand, and bein’ on the right trail and how important it is for … more

You’re never fully dressed without a smile

The Lawton Community Theatre finally held their production of Annie. Originally scheduled for September, COVID-19 kept the show from going on. The show closed Sunday to a packed house. Annie, the … more

God is at work!

By Wes Kinder Contributing columnist How are y’all doing?  I hope all is well. As we go about sharing our faith in Jesus Christ, there still seems to be some folks that have a doubt … more

Now George knows

There was once this young Christian cowboy named Colt.  He prayed the following in his prayer time every morning: "Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please show me a sign so I … more

Veterans Day: Recognizing American Women in WWI

The following article about women in World War I was written by Faith Briggs for the Recollections blog. It was updated by Janice Formichella. I thought it was interesting and appropriate for the … more

Just As I Am

There are times when I just want to beat my head against the wall, but I don’t because it contains what little brain matter I possess!  And I am pretty sure that some of y’all think … more

New Creature in Christ!

A relationship with Jesus…entering that relationship causes us to be made new! The old you is gone!  How can I tell if I’m not the old, former person I was? It’s not in how … more

Humphrey hopes to change corrections system and update SQ780

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, plans to draft legislation for next year that would completely change Oklahoma's criminal justice system. He said his move to a community-based … more

It pays to be cautious when living online

STILLWATER – Much of the public lives online today from shopping and banking to communicating with friends and family. While convenient, sharing information online is risky. October is Cyber … more

Old Habits

There was an episode of the Andy Griffith Show where Aunt Bee had to be gone for a few days.  I can’t recall, right at the moment, where she went.  She probably went to help some kin … more

Spiders are scary but avoidable

STILLWATER, Okla. – As Oklahomans pull end-of-year holiday decorations out of the attic and put away tools in sheds, they may end up disturbing some of their smallest neighbors. Exclamations … more

Workin’ God’s Sick Pen

Livestock health doesn’t always work out so good. I can remember receiving loads of not so healthy stocker calves in the past.  Usually, one can make it work with the help of some medicine … more

Bobbing for suitors

The other day I read an interesting blog about bobbing for apples on my favorite Victorian clothing site, recollections.biz. I’ve never thought much about the fall party tradition of bobbing … more

Don't Feed the Plants

The Elgin High School Music and Theatre Department held their production of Little Shop of Horrors Sept. 25-26, 2021. more

Don’t feed the plants

The Elgin High School Music and Theatre Department held their production of Little Shop of Horrors Sept. 25-26, 2021. I sat on this review for a week because I needed to think about some of the … more

Lumpy Clay

Have you ever noticed that, here in southwest Oklahoma, there is pastureland so taken with mesquite trees that you can’t even walk through it?  Let’s say that you owned that pasture … more

Fess Up!

Alright folks, it’s time for me to get something off my chest.  And I can’t write or talk another word about things that go on around here, nor can I teach from His Word anymore … more

May we all be a “Mr. Miller”

I don't know who wrote the following story, or even if it's true. But whether it's true or not, it's a story worth reading. I've read this story many times as it circulates on social media … more

Future Plans

Folks are always wanting to know what the future holds. Do you ever read the fortune cookie at the Chinese restaurant?  I don’t usually read mine, but I do remember the interesting message … more
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