By Victoria Ostrosky Swede, a character in one of my favorite books, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, says this about miracles: No miracle happens without a witness. To me, that’s an intriguing statement. We experience God’s creation every day at sunrise and sunset. Some people like to call...
By Sean Dietrich I hung an American flag on our house today. We just moved in. We have only been living in Birmingham for three days, but I thought it was time we flew the Stars and Stripes. This house dates back to 1923, so this porch has probably seen its...

Like a Pine

By Rick Moore Seen from Scenic 30A, and located on the easternmost part of Grayton Beach State Park is Western Lake. This is one of the fifteen coastal dune lakes in the area located along twenty-six miles of coastline in Walton County. The tall pine trees and sand dunes that...
By Victoria Ostrosky Some of us have a word of the year – mine is ‘moderation’; but, this year I also have a phrase of the year that grabbed me recently on the Road to Redemption podcast, an interview with Dr. Mike. Here it is: The more you listen to...
By Sean Dietrich Nobody knows when it started. But it did. The first jar of pickles to appear on Aunt Bee’s grave in Siler City, North Carolina, showed up in 1989, the year she died. Legend states that the pickles were probably homemade. Although some claim they were store pickles. Since...
By Pastor Doug Stauffer I lost my mom last Mother’s Day to complications following surgery. The loss was painful, but I don’t believe that future Mother’s Days should become a day of sadness and mourning. Quite the opposite! I prefer to consider Mother’s Day as a special tribute, remembrance and...
By Pastor Doug Stauffer Easter or Resurrection Sunday? So, why a distinction? Some believers refer to Easter as Resurrection Sunday, and for good reason. The Christian’s blessed hope resides in two stages: 1. Christ’s resurrection from death, hell and the grave almost two thousand years ago. 2. The resurrection of...
By Sean Dietrich The two girls knocked on my door. They wore Kelly green berets and green vests. I greeted them. The two Girl Scouts went through their spiel. “We’re selling cookies, sir,” they began. “Do you have any identification?” said I. They exchanged looks. “Wait, what?” “Well,” I said amiably, “how do I...

Easter Reflections

By Guery Clendening It is Spring! The flowers are blooming and Azaleas are beautiful this time of year. I love this season. To me Spring speaks of new beginnings. When I lived in Illinois, the winters could be harsh at times. I remember during one winter, looking out my office...
By Pastor Doug Stauffer My dad was a towering (often intimidating) figure in my youth, standing six foot five. Add over twenty years in the military followed by ten years as Captain of a police force, and “you will still have barely a glimpse of what I’m talking about.” I...

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