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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
Although lacking a Facebook account, I know there are positive things about social media. So, I was surprised when acquaintances gave up regularly posting to Facebook because it negatively affected … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family. more
THE OLDER we get the more we have a tendency to reflect on the “good old days.” No matter who you are, those good old days were tough to get through at the time. But, looking back it was the best … more
Although some men long to have a son to carry on their family name (and their male-pattern baldness), I’ve always felt lucky to have three daughters. First, having girls is more interesting for me … more
A few years back, a friend surprised me with a gift: a desk plaque bearing the words “I’m silently correcting your grammar.” I put it next to my computer, snapped a picture and sent the … more
School is back in session. Honestly, I’m glad those years are behind me. The routine of classes, lectures, reading, homework, projects, speeches, exams, and report cards—not to mention practice … more
IT is a given when a cowboy moves on to better days in higher places, the next in line steps up to the gate ready to lasso in and put their raising to test. Often times it leaves a mother and son … more
U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s recent remarks about the state of political discourse in our country pretty well echo my own thoughts on the matter. “There’s probably more acrimony, divisiveness, … more
It’s hot outside! It’s been unpleasantly hot the past few weeks. Most of us have a variety of ways of enduring or avoiding feeling the full impact of the heat. I’m increasingly … more
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