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Sunday, April 20, 2014

God

Letters to the Editor

Mark Yarbrough writes to say he’s not going to be silent any longer as he urges individuals, churches, states and nations to follow the Bible and speak out and act for God. (May 13, 2013, Page 4A)

Yes!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates an imagined conversation with his mother as she gives him advice on overcoming lack of self-discipline, handling trials and tribulations, and earning what he wants during the upcoming year. (January 8, 2013, Page 4)

Inward Joy

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates conversations with an old friend and the sage advise he received – put your losses behind you and replace them with inward joy. (November 27, 2012, Page 4)

Worldview vs. Biblical values

Dr. Carroll Stone writes a guest column offering “worldview” as the term that might be more appropriate than “Biblical values,” and he explains what worldview means. (November 26, 2012, Page 4A)

Power flicks bigger issue in today’s world

Did you notice Sunday’s power flick? If so, how did it affect you. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how power surges, outages and the like affect us much more these days because of all of the computers and electronic gadgets we use. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

Sundy Mawnin’ Fuhgivniss Boots

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls Saturday-night journeys to Delta juke joints with his mentor, Jaybird, and how Jaybird talked about being right with the Lord after those trips, especially if he was wearing his “fuhgivniss” boots. (August 14, 2012, Page 4)

Welcoming the new American citizens …

Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

The Yoke of Bondage

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about patriotism and the feelings of real Americans in a tribute to the United States as it celebrates another birthday. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

I hate hate, but Oreos are OK by me

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about how different interpretations and portions of the Bible are used for different purposes, including use as a go-to-source for why it’s all right to hate those who are different. (June 28, 2012, Page 4)

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