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For a dedicated cook, a kitchen remodel can be a blessing. During the process, however, it seems much the opposite! I currently have no countertops, no stove, and no sink, so experimenting with recipes will have to wait a while. However, here are a couple of great potato salad recipes for th…

When Joab led King David’s warriors out to fight against the rebellion of his son, Absalom, as revealed in 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, it was with the words, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom” (v. 5). There was a son who wanted his father dead. There was a father who wanted…

Sometimes, when we think about fearing God, we feel like we might lose out on the good things in life. But the truth is there are many blessings that come with acknowledging God’s sovereignty and power. Here are a few reasons why reverencing the Lord is a very good idea.

The Book of Ephesians emphasizes that we are justified by faith. When we are justified, we receive the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:1-16, is the beginning of the ethical teaching of the fruits of unity: such as being humble, gentile, patient, understanding and peaceful. We could co…

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The American Red Cross North Texas Region reminds Texans that this week may bring the highest temperatures we’ve seen this summer. A little preparation can go a long way in helping to keep you, your family and your pets safe during intense heat.

King David’s adultery with the beautiful Bathsheba led to an unwanted pregnancy and the intrigue, deception and the arranged death of her husband Uriah, as revealed in 2 Samuel 11:1-15. The king was unable to get the disciplined soldier, Uriah, to spend time with his wife. Therefore, he sent…

Dylan Deavours, 18, joined the U.S. Army Reserves July 11 and is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He joined the military right out of high school and has plans for a career and to become an officer. His family from Carthage and Arkansas proudly thanks him and supports him.

We all have access to the Father through Christ, as indicated in Ephesians 2:11-22. Both Jew, “those who were near” (v. 17), and Gentile, “you who were far off” (v. 17), have equal access to Jesus Christ, who bridged the gap for us to the Father. “So then you are no longer strangers and alie…

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this, the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live t…

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The Panola County Sheriff’s Office and area healthcare facilities hosted their annual fan drive for Mission Carthage and Tri-County Community Action through June 30. Representatives from Texas Home Health, Briarcliff Skilled Nursing Center, Winkler Place, Heartsway Hospice, PCSO, UT Health a…

Salome was at the birthday party of Herod Antipas. She was the daughter of Herodias, Herod’s illegitimate wife, as stated in Mark 6:14-29. The beautiful daughter of Herodias took in Herod, so he asked her to dance for the guests. Herod said, “Ask me for whatever you wish and I will give it” …

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The first Panola County Freedom Festival was held Friday, July 2 at Q.M. Martin Stadium. The event was a fundraiser for Panola County veterans programs and brought out a sizeable crowd despite drizzly weather.

Samuel traveled to Bethlehem in search of the person God had chosen to be the next king of Israel. Jesse’s son David was the last to be interviewed by Samuel. When David entered the room Samuel knew that this was the one, and he anointed him to be Israel’s next king (1 Samuel 16:11). When Da…