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Pilgrim Reflections: His Sufficient Grace

Feb 02, 2016 3:40pm

There’s never a time when it’s not.

God’s sufficient Grace.

It seems like the older I get the more I realize my need of it—especially this past week. Last Friday I preached the funeral...

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Mailbag: Christmas spirit alive and well

Jan 05, 2016 4:41pm

An incident that began as a terribly-timed flat tire on Pine Street in Cabot on Christmas Eve, ended by reaffirming, for me, the existence of genuine goodness and kindness in our community.


Pilgrim Reflections: Cry Out to Him

Jan 05, 2016 4:38pm

As someone once said, “He’s only a prayer away.”

No one needs to tell us that this is a pretty sad world. It seems like everywhere I go I find someone who’s grieving over something, whether...

Pilgrim Reflections: Only believe

Dec 28, 2015 4:05pm

“…Be not afraid; only believe”

Mark 5:36b

Five simple words so quietly spoken

To the grief-stricken father that day;

“Be not afraid, only believe”

Was what the Master...

Pilgrim Reflections: The Birth of Hope

Dec 22, 2015 10:05am

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord.”

Luke 2:11

For thousands of years the prophets foretold

Of One Who would come from God;a...

Traci Bruckner: Rural America gets a lump of coal for Christmas

Dec 22, 2015 8:32am

On Dec. 17, 2015, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued their final rule defining what it means to be actively engaged in farming, and thereby eligible to receive federal farm payments....

Pilgrim Reflections: The Prince of Peace

Dec 13, 2015 8:15pm

It’s remembering this that calms our hearts and minds in our problems and perplexities.

“The Prince of Peace.”

That’s one of the ways the prophet Isaiah described the Anointed One God...

Pilgrim Reflections: Is That So?

Dec 08, 2015 1:04pm

“God Can’t Fix This.”

Such was the full-page, front-page headline last Thursday of the New York Daily News after the terroristic attack in San Bernardino, California. The owner and editorial...

Sandra Renner: Fueling our kids and the future: School lunch

Dec 08, 2015 9:36am

In the past three decades, much has changed in our food system and society. Schools aren’t purchasing as many fresh foods, yet they have more nutrition requirements to fill. Schools got away from...

Pilgrim Reflections: Thanksgiving indigestion

Nov 30, 2015 9:24pm

“That’s mine! I’ll take it!!”

Those were the words my wife, Debbie, heard last Thursday night—Thanksgiving night—as she stood in line at a local Wal-Mart store to check out. She wasn’t there...

Brenda Miles: Twice Upon a Christmas, Part I; A hectic day, a chance encounter

Nov 29, 2015 1:48pm

Editor’s note: Brenda Miles, the award winning columnist and writer from Hot Springs Village, has written a Christmas serial that begins this week. The four-part serial, titled “Twice Upon a...