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Looking Back on 2018

In spite of a highly polarized and partisan political environment in 2018, Congress actually had a surprisingly productive year. On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the … more

Why I never stood up

Do you know your future? It’s always amazing to me that some folks have all their physical things like who gets their earthly possessions, but haven’t made any provision for … more

More flying stories

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

Little ones of His

Folks, this is a very serious matter to me and ought to be for all of us. I’m talkin’ about our little ones in the womb having an opportunity to live life. Yes, I am talking about … more

Old man is gone!

A relationship with Jesus…Makes us new! The Old Man is dead! It isn’t just how you look on the outside – it’s who you are on the inside. Some may look it on the outside, … more

CARES Act offers help for investors, small businesses

As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed … more

Sometimes your children surprise you

As parents, most of us probably wonder on a daily basis if we’re doing right by our children. If we’re teaching them everything they need to know to be successful adults. Sometimes, we … more

Way!

Have you ever been workin’ on a piece of equipment and following the instructions for repair of something like a bearing on a combine or even a washing machine, and no matter how correctly you … more

Frederick busy season approaches

It’s already the fourth week of January and already my calendar is full of things to do. School activities, community activities and so many places to shop and eat around town leave a girl with … more

Tough love!

Y’all ever been in one of those churches where everything was like eatin’ hot cobbler and ice cream? Some churches have taken it to a place where everything is done with a smile and we … more

The time I was almost killed by a horse

On nice days I wish I had my own horse that I could ride whenever I wanted to. That feeling goes away on days when it’s cold or hot. I always have to wait until I visit my parents and sister … more

Bad habits

Y’all may remember the Andy Griffith Show episode called “Housekeepers” where Aunt Bee goes away for a few days and Andy and Opie mess up the place good. Then they clean it up, but … more

2020 reiterated that teachers are saints

I think we can all agree that the first half of 2020 hasn’t been at all what any of us expected. When I was in high school, I had to write a letter to my future self, explaining where I thought … more

More music lessons

When my oldest began music lessons at six-years-old, I had no idea it would turn into something that he would love for so long. Now all three of them take various music lessons and it definitely … more

Frederick busy season approaches

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some out of town local residents. Let me explain! This couple lives in the Los Angeles area but owns a home in Frederick, visiting as often as possible. … more

Avoid the splits and stand!

As we see all the things happening in this land right now, it makes one stop and think. Moral failure is becoming normal. That sad part of it is that it is legal! What is it going to take for America … more

Sticking to budget can boost your emergency fund

During the coronavirus pandemic, our health concerns – for ourselves and our loved ones – have been at the top of our minds. But financial worries have been there, too, both for people … more

Jesus is Lord!

There are some folks who have a really misguided idea of Jesus and who He is! Y’all remember the Ricky Bobby character; he certainly didn’t have a clue. I’ve referred to him a … more

Etiquette rules for concerts and other musical events

Let me just preface this column by stating that this is an opinion piece. The following advice is from my own experience attending music events either for my own children through their private music … more

Frederick busy season approaches

If you have read my columns in previous weeks or looked at the press releases in the paper you’ve noticed we elected some new board members recently at the Annual Banquet. You might be … more
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