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Religion

  • Protection in troubled times

    “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust.” Psalm 91:2

    Those who live in the shelter of the most high will find rest in the shadow of the almighty. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from the fatal plague. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

  • Church calendar

    Good Shepherd Mission Store

    The Good Shepherd Mission Store next door to Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church is open 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. For more information, call Fran Dowell at 324-4968.

    Cowboy Ministries

    Cowboy Ministries Church holds services at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the LaRue County Fairgrounds. Contact Pastor Eric Page at 828-817-9205 for more information.

    Event for kids in Buffalo

  • A quality needed by all

    Endurance is a great quality of life that we need. An athlete endures the physical hardships of a sports contest in order to win the victory.  We must be willing to endure in our individual lives.

    Life could be compared to a marathon race. It can only be won by endurance and dependability. As you run the race of life, remember that he who endures to the end will be the real winner.  

  • Put Christ at the center of life

    The Apostle Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Paul said, “If I live, I will witness; if I die, I will witness; regardless, to be in the center of God’s will means I will lift Jesus up.”

  • Others may not notice, but God does

    “If … you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42

    Two simple words, but oh how much they mean; “Thank you.” Has it been a long time since you heard them? You do so much for others now you just want a little appreciation in return. But there doesn’t seem to be any coming.

  • Make belief part of your life story

    “This is Your Life” was a television program some years ago hosted by the late Ralph Edwards. The program would have someone as its subject and surprise the person with people and events from their past.

    Let’s do a “This is Your Life” segment. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, let me share briefly some things from the Bible about your life. I would encourage you to pause at this point, find your Bible and read Titus 3:3-8.

  • Church opens Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry

    The Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church women began a food ministry in April. The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry, located in the church basement, is supported totally by donations from the women’s group, church members and other local churches. Local farmers and gardeners have also contributed.

    The Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry is open 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • Things you owe your children

    “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders.” Isaiah 8:18

    You may not be able to give your children everything you’d like to, but here are four things you owe them:

    First, listen to them.

    One boy said, “I feel like a comma. When I talk to my dad he’ll say something. Then when I start to talk again he makes a comma; he doesn’t interrupt me, but when I’m finished he starts right in where he left off. It’s as if I didn’t say anything.”

  • You can change for the better - if you want to

    “We should make plans, counting on God to direct us.” Proverbs 16:9

    If you want to change your life for the better, take these steps:

    1) Discern what success really is. When others feel good about you, you’re popular. When you feel good about yourself, you’re successful. Your life’s highest calling always will create the highest level of joy within you. That doesn’t mean it’ll be easy or pain free. Every winner in history paid a price, you will too.

  • We should be controlled by God’s spirit

    The Apostle Paul on his visit to Athens saw shrines erected to many gods. Just in case they missed one, they had one to “The Unknown god.”

    Today’s unknown God may be the Holy Spirit. We know about God the Father, who created the world and holds it in his hands. We know God the Son, who came, lived, died, arose and ascended to the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.

    But I fear the average Christian knows little about the Holy Spirit.

    The Bible has the Holy Spirit as co-equal with God the Father and God the Son.