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Jimmy Reed

The Clock Will Soon Be Still

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the O’Hares, “Butch” and “Easy Eddie,” and how they both passed on a legacy of honor and courage. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

The Old Testament In A Nutshell

What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

Learn From The Birds

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

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)

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