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Friday, July 25, 2014

Jimmy Reed

A Wretch Like Me

John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

Who’s Colored?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls some wise words from his mentor, Jaybird, and American writer Thomas Dreier as they taught him about equality and color. (January 31, 2012, Page 4)

Justice Will Be Served

Local columnist Jimmy Reed sees a comparison between some of today’s politicians and Old Testament king Rehoboam, noting that sometimes their actions are rejected and justice is served in the end. (January 24, 2012, Page 4)

Neither Should He Eat

An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

Ablation!

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of God’s creations (good food, fish, salads, et cetera) and Satan’s responses (sugary snacks, pastries, salad dressing, et cetera) after a recent visit to his doctor discussing another of God’s wonderful creations – doctors who can perform ablation. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

Do The Hard Part First

Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

The Final Journey

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

The Prince of Peace

With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 2011, Page 4)

Sleeping Giant

Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of “the day that will live in infamy,” the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the event with closer looks at some involved – his father and also Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. (December 6, 2011, Page 4)

Greatness

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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