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Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

It’s Oyster Fry time again!

This community of ours never ceases to amaze me. Whether we are volunteering, working or caring for one another, we do it 100%. Oyster Fry Saturday was no different. But first, let me take you back a … more

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed … more

Other brother

There are times when staying close to home (local church) isn’t God’s will for our lives. Jesus tells us to go. But many choose to remain close to home. We sometimes forget or lose sight … more

Invest in your family and community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us … more

The day the squirrel went berserk causing extended power outage

I had a column already written for this week, but I saw some really funny things on Facebook during a power outage that I wanted to talk about instead. An extended power outage resulted in some … more

Moving on!

I preached at Davidson again on Sunday. It was an awesome time. But there is a pre-story. Cheryl had to go in to work at the hospital at 10 am. Tire was flat on her car. Aired it up, but went … more

Halloween is a bit different for us this year. I always knew our family costume themes would have to end eventually, but it is still a little sad to think about. I usually start planning the next … more

On our knees

I strongly believe that standing with God should begin on our knees in prayer. Why aren’t we as believers doing our job at home, next door, across this nation, and around the world? What did … more

Year-end – time for some New Year’s financial resolutions

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy … more

Is market timing a smart investment strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing. To understand why this is so, let’s look at … more

My dad visited during jump school week. When he told me he was planning to visit me I knew that would be the perfect week for him. I started planning right away because I knew exactly what I wanted … more

Old Charlie

Please enjoy a favorite from a few years ago… A while back, Old Charlie rode up to his mail box and found that he had a letter. There was no stamp and no return address! He had to go up to … more

The ever-growing debt challenge

We have just a couple of things going on in town right now…you may have noticed! Amongst all of the end of school, athletic, Robotic, choir things that Frederick Public Schools are juggling, … more

The time I lost the vegetables

Sometimes my column is the hardest thing I write all week because no one tells me what to write. I stare at a blank screen at the last second trying to figure out something. Then, some parenting fail … more

Missin’ out

I stopped by the neighbors’ the other day. The Mrs. had lost somethin’ but couldn’t remember what it was. Well, after I had asked her about twenty questions, she finally remembered … more

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more

Don’t hide your light

As I write this, rain is in the air. It is in the forecast. It’s much preferred to what we had a few years back with little to no rain. It seems like a good time for a rain dance. I’ll … more

Weather safety is important

As I sit here looking out the window it looks like a storm is brewing. Now I know the weather radar says it’s not going to get us tonight but you just never know about Mother Nature, … more
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