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Drop Them Stones!

They were all about the sin, but Jesus is concerned for the sinner! Y’all remember when Jesus shared the story of the adulterous woman?  It’s in John ch. 8. more

Papal sanction granted to Knights Templar Jan. 13, 1128

On this day, Jan. 13, in 1128, Pope Honorius II granted a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God. more

What do you do when someone forgets you’re on the phone and walks away?

My dad and I have a standing Skype date every Saturday. This past Saturday, we were talking for a few minutes when I suddenly walked away from the camera. He asked where I was going, and I came back … more

What hath God wrought!

On this day in 1838, a newfangled thing called a telegraph machine was demonstrated for the first time. Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph machine at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey Jan. 6, 1838. The telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. more

Not Betty White!

I can probably count on one hand the total number of celebrities that made me extra sad when they died. Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, and now, Betty White. She died Dec. 31, 2021, just weeks away … more

Here Comes 2022

Y’all hold on to your hats!  Here goes!  I’m gonna be optimistic about this new year called 2022!  God’s goin’ to bless us I already know.  Now, I … more

The Christmas Spirit

John Lynn Newland was the publisher of the Frederick Daily Leader from 1910 until his death in 1941. Along with overseeing a full newspaper, Newland also authored a daily poem for each publication of … more

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

I’m not one to pick up magazines every time I visit a checkout line, but every now and then a cover grabs my attention. Halfway hidden behind a People Magazine was another that I could tell … more

Thank You Letter from Jesus:

Well, as y’all (I think Jesus says y’all around here) already know, it’s that time of year when folks celebrate my birthday.   I so appreciate the thought that you would … more

How I embarrassed myself behind a cash register

The first two weekends of December brought my dad and sister for visits so we could all attend the Victorian Walks in Guthrie together. Usually, we just attend one of them, but I had two new outfits … more

Follow His Light!

It seems like just last week we were finishing up our Thanksgiving turkey.  It’s been a busy fall with kids finishin’ up football and small school baseball and softball and stock … more

Tell others!

Have y’all noticed that Christmas isn’t so much about the birth of Christ anymore?  Why does Christmas have to be so commercialized? The stores had Christmas decorations up in … more

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

Sheriff visits Rotary club

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 … 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. 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

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

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 … more
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