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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jimmy Reed

Don’t Rob God

Local columnist Jimmy Reed and his writing students recently debated what defines “abundant life.” For some of their answers and what to do to achieve that goal, see Reed’s weekly column. (October 2, 2012, Page 4)

Still On His Throne

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story a long-time friend told about God’s protection and answers for prayers to show that God is always there and He is in control. (September 25, 2012, Page 4)

Bunt

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his youth baseball career and the success he had with bunting, relating it to the field of life when taking care of the basics helps one make progress toward goals. (September 18, 2012, Page 4)

In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

Bucket-Mouth Behemoth

Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he’s been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount. Reed writes about the quest and talks about where the rest of the prize went. (September 4, 2012, Page 4)

Stupidity

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Atlas and Hercules and of Ayn Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged,” and relates them to economic stability – or unstability – in today’s world. (August 28, 2012, Page 4)

Brick’s Bed Buddy

Have a phobia? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a college roommate who wasn’t afraid of anything – but snakes. (August 21, 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)

Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

Stayin’ Pow’r

William Faulkner talked about enduring and prevailing. Nelson Mandela talked about perserverance. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about his friend and mentor Jaybird’s words for the same quality – “stayin’ pow’r.” (July 31, 2012, Page 4)

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