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As best I remember, it began the day Mark brought his new football to Zolfo Springs Elementary. Suddenly, he was the most popular boy in first grade. I had previously held the title (at least, in my memory), but Mark usurped my position. All the … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, Dec. 24 - Christmas program during 10 a.m. worship service. * Sunday, Dec. 31 - Fifth Sunday missionary worship service at 10 a.m. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph … more
Like friends often do, the disciples of Jesus and those leaders in the early church gave each other nicknames. Two of Jesus' disciples, James and John, were called Sons of Thunder, which likely spoke to their boldness in their spiritual testimony … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday, Feb. 3 - An evening of love, laughter, fun and food, sponsored by the Sisters of Faith and the Hospitality Ministries, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ruach, 245 Oswego … more
We're living with three dogs now. Socks is the oldest at 15. A beagle lab mix, she was the runt of the litter when Hannah's dog Jewel had puppies. Moo came to us first as Abram's dog. A registered Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, he became Gina's dog and … more
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday - Outreach ministry "Day of Warmth" soup and sandwich from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the community. Mary Ruth Cook will speak. Church of Christ, 313 Mooneyham … more
Outside my office window is a large crape myrtle. A cardinal has taken up residence in that tree. Whenever I go into my office, I turn the light on, which apparently wakes the cardinal. After about five minutes, the cardinal flies up to my window … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday - Fifth Sunday missionary worship service at 10 a.m. Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Columbia, announces: * Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 2-3, 2018 - … more
Church Women United of the Greater Sumter Area will celebrate World Community Day with a morning of fellowship and prayers at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 130 Loring Mill Road. The theme for this event is … more
I lived through the sexual revolution. The TV shows of my childhood showed couples sleeping in separate beds; now I can see sexually graphic content on broadcast networks. Pornography was found in magazines in quick stop stores; now, pornography is … more
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