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I am responding to an article written on Sept. 6, 2023, titled Sumter City Council: Blassingame chosen for Mayor Pro Tempore Seat. There is no better man to be chosen to support the mayor, represent the city council and residents of Sumter. He is a … more
Today's devotional thought is "Why Did God Create Man?" My text is 1 John 4:19, where we read these inspired words, "We love him, because he first loved us." (KJV) This is a short verse in the Bible, but it says so much! I remember reading about … more
This time of year I catch myself glancing at leaves. On walks through woods and bike rides along trails, I see the occasional red leaf. I glance again and see a few more leaves turning crimson. Soon red outnumbers green. Autumn's nigh. I've … more
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: The Washington Post Aug. 25 Wildfires in the United States Maui officials should have known what was coming. In 2014, they were put on notice that highly flammable invasive … more
It has been depressing trying to get through Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations and now Ezekiel. In the Catholic Bible, Baruch comes after Lamentations. All the books talk about how God is angry, not only with Jerusalem and Judah but Egypt, Ethiopia, … more
Jimmy Buffett, Bob Barker and Bill Richardson all died recently. They all had one thing in common. They lived extraordinary lives. Buffett had become a billionaire. He had amassed his fortune by capitalizing on his song "Margaritaville." His … more
Index-Journal Aug. 28 Beat the heat, not the players 'Tis the season, even if it strikes many of us as unseasonal at this point. Yes, high school football is well underway, and the college and pro games are nigh upon us. But dang! It's … more
This past week, the nation noted the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The speech is without question a historic landmark, both in terms of recalling the unique stress of the time and in terms of … more
Once again, the craziness is starting to happen. Mask mandates at a college in Georgia and the city of Los Angeles, Richland High school canceled a varsity football game and a school in Arizona shut down. All because of an "uptick" in reports of … more
In 2016, Donald Trump faced the strongest Republican presidential field in decades. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were brash young champions of the Tea Party that had redefined the GOP in the last two midterms. Scott Walker was the paladin of the … more
A child's mind is like a sponge that is constantly absorbing more information. This can be a good thing if they are learning about God and how to develop a personal relationship with Him. Unfortunately, a Godless society along with a secular public … more
Every day in America we hear the names of Biden and Trump mentioned on various news television or radio stations. We daily hear about the struggles of Ukraine and Russia. Border security, illegal immigrants, inner city issues and China are almost … more
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