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We have just finished celebrating Christmas day, yet the season of Christmas will not end until epiphany Sunday, January 6th. What, exactly, is the theological backbone of Christmas? The birth of the messiah who will occupy David’s throne forever? Yes. The coming of the true King of the earth and Lord of Glory? Absolutely. But there’s a simpler answer that permeates all the above answers: God has become human for our salvation from our sinfulness and our shame. In Jesus Christ, we see a God who comes to rescue us. more
It was during the '70s an American television series called "The Waltons" was a favorite pasttime to watch. The series was about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II. The show was filled with life lessons regarding hard work, honesty and high moral standards. And no matter the circumstances throughout the day, the evening always ended with each family member telling each other good night and ending with “good night, John Boy” the oldest of the siblings played by Richard Thomas. more
It has been strange this year. Those are words that have been echoed throughout the area this Christmas season, almost as if something is amiss, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Perhaps the hustle and the bustle of the season has been too long and the parties a little too much and perhaps, just perhaps the reason for the season has become distorted. more
WE all have them. Christmas stories, that is. Those that make you laugh and those that can make you cry. No matter the situation ‘tis the season of sharing those unforgettable moments. “LAST … more
A full church with flowering poinsettias illuminated by flickering candlelight, echoing with a choir singing Christmas carols. Flawlessly-wrapped perfectly-chosen presents under a … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family.As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire … more
Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is not the most common disease found in pets, but it can be a serious health concern if not treated. Caring for a pet with diabetes may seem daunting, but many pet … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest during the holiday … more
At the mere mention of a Christmas tree people start talking, senses take over and so do the stories. “WHEN I was a little girl there was no such thing as buying a tree or owning an artificial … more
A copy editor recently posed an interesting question to colleagues on social media: Should he continue trying to maintain a distinction between “entitled” and “titled”? Or should he start … more
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