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Pilgrim Reflections: “Never Forget”

May 24, 2016 11:24am

Memorial Day.

For some, it’s the start of the summer vacation. Picnics. Barbecues. Family get-together. Boating. Baseball games, etc.

But, to all true American patriots it’s a time of...

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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...

Elisha Smith: Thankful for the little things

Nov 24, 2015 8:06am

I don’t usually reflect much on the abundant amenities of where I live. Generally I take the wide open spaces, fresh air, breathtaking sunsets and a myriad of other things for granted.

But a...

Pilgrim Reflections: In Everything? By Tom Smith

Nov 23, 2015 5:04pm


Quite often when we hear this word, pictures of family gatherings, stuffed turkey and dressing, ham, candied yams, pumpkin pie, etc., comes to mind. It’s also likely football...

Pilgrim Reflections: Wherever, Whenever

Nov 17, 2015 8:58am

It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re going through. It’s always “in season.”


When you hear the word, it’s possible your mind pictures a stately cathedral somewhere...