Deacon’s Column


Deacon’s Column



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Celebrate the Power that Never Goes Out

Our dachshund Ziva is small but courageous.  With ten pounds of doxie moxie, she gladly greets much bigger dogs, noisy vacuum cleaners, and invading delivery trucks.  But there is one thing to which she yields…READ MORE


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Faith-filled Adventures Await at any Age

My last column ran on the brink of our long-awaited yet suddenly-precipitated move from Brevard to Sapphire.  That column was about trusting God during life’s transitions, and I can heartily attest that our trust in Him was thoroughly well-placed…READ MORE




Jesus Is “God With Us”, Even in the Winter Doldrums

     It has been my pleasure to write a dozen of these columns since August, and each time inspiration came readily and words flowed freely. But not today…READ MORE




Despair Looks Around, Hope Looks Up

Last time I wrote about following God’s command to “Count it all joy when we face trials of all kinds” (James 1:2) while our questions abound…READ MORE



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Standing at the Crossroads of Life

When I first visited Cashiers almost 30 years ago, I was charmed by the beauty of the area, the friendliness of the people…READ MORE