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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
What I am about to say could be perceived by some as conflicting with my Christian faith, so I would ask that you take it in the spirit in which it is written and with a good sized grain of salt. Some...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
When he was in middle school, my younger son decided to join the wrestling team. He wrestled in seventh and eighth grades. The first time he wrestled in a match, I missed it. I was there, but I did no...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In early April I engaged in what ranks among my least-favorite activities, but is something I have to do: I bought a car. The one I had been driving served me well. I inherited it from my dad and drov...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Alright friends, this is it. The last day of school. I know you’re all entering summer as I do — hopeful for some quiet downtime with your family, sleeping in and lots of fun in the sun. But you’re no...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
In addition to being a student of odd kinds of news as I wrote here a couple of weeks ago, I am also frequently intrigued by advertisements that lean toward the unusual. When I was a young dad and wou...
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AMY DISMUKES: A Homegrown Tradition

AMY DISMUKES: A Homegrown Tradition
When evergreens look ever-brown Take a peek out your window, or walk down any street, and you’re likely to see an evergreen that appears more ‘ever brown.’ Is it some disease that’s wiping them out? N...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am fresh off the heels of a terrific Mother’s Day. I don’t know about y’all, but I got exactly what I wanted (a new bathrobe, some ice cube trays and three pieces of unidentifiable handmade art), an...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
With tongue in check, I have stated here from time to time that I am long overdue for a therapy session. So far, I am still yet to get it on the calendar. I generally bounce weighty matters off my swe...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am a bad influence. When Lu woke up on Monday, I went to her bedside and leaned in really close. I whispered (even though no one was near) “Hey, wanna skip school today?” My firstborn overachiever i...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
As an eager student of all types of news, I am especially fond of items of the more unusual variety – those that would come under the categories of “truth is stranger than fiction” or “you can’t make...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
According to Bug, last week I went to Antarctica for a few days to tell people about God. I guess that explains why my children cried themselves to sleep the three nights I was gone. What actually hap...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
It’s spring once again and it’s time for the great wardrobe swap at my house. If you need me in the next week, I’ll be buried under a metric ton of hand-me-downs and old beat up play clothes. With thr...
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