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  • Husband gets in trouble for 'stealing' forgetful wife's car

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the story of the husband who was always telling his wife she should never leave her car keys in the ignition, that that’s a sure way of having a vehicle stolen.

    So, one day after an especially tiring shift at work, she walked out into the parking lot, and, sure enough, her car wasn’t there. Her heart sank. Her first move was to dial 911 to let police know it had been stolen.

  • When it comes to sainthood, we can't achieve it, not even on our best day

    On my last birthday I turned 61.

    I thought by this age I’d get the hang of the whole sainthood thing, at least the Protestant definition of a saint as simply being a follower of Jesus, although that somehow doesn’t seem to be enough. Shouldn’t there be more to it than that? Hitting a benchmark of obedience? Praying without ceasing? Saying no to temptation eight out of 10 times, or at least two out of 10?

    If so, then I’m a poor excuse for a “saint.”

  • Local Church News | May 25, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed Sunday as we celebrated graduation and completion of ARC.  It was great to have many of our ARC participants with us.  Following service we had a time of fellowship for them. Bro. Bill’s message was from John 13:1-5 entitled “Love Wears an Apron.” 

    Join us at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for prayer meeting. Prayer is the first and most important thing we can do for ourselves and others. We need to always seek God’s will through prayer.

  • Suspect with only 1 eye and 1 ear doesn't wear glasses

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Dreaming of lives filled with excitement, three good ol’ boys decided to apply to become police officers. Part of the interview process involved an exercise in observation, led by a rather ill-tempered sergeant.

    The sergeant held up a photograph of a suspect for 5 second, put it away, and then asked the first of the fellows what he observed about the suspect that would help to apprehend him.

    “That’s easy,” the fellow said. “He had only one eye.”

  • We are truly as sick as our deepest, darkest secrets but God can heal us

    When my oldest daughter was 4 or 5 we were riding with my mom and Alison blurted out, “Grandma, want to know a family secret?”

    I sat in the passenger seat frozen, not sure what my daughter was about to say.

    “It’s like Dad wearing Mom’s underwear,” Alison said.

    It was one of those moments when you feel obligated to explain, but you sure as heck don’t want to because no matter what you say your mom will still think you’re an imbecile -- or worse.

  • Local Church News | May 18, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We enjoyed hearing about the past and upcoming trips to Haiti from Ben Allen.  After services we had a fantastic lunch as a fundraiser for Ben and Ashley’s trip to Haiti.  We are praying for their safety and God’s will to be done as this group travels there this summer.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Psalms 1, entitled “The Truth, Now What?”  This Psalm is clear that if we don’t seek God daily we are settling for less than what He has planned for us.

  • Elderly lady reports steering wheel, gear shift stolen

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    I enjoyed the tale about the elderly woman who called 911 to report her car had been broken into. She was hysterical, telling the person on the other end of the phone line: “They stole the radio, the steering wheel, the brake, the gas pedal, even the gear shift.”

    A few minutes later, a police officer radioed in: “Disregard. She had gotten into the backseat by mistake.”

  • Maybe God only uses broken people – and we’re all broken in one way or another

    When Michelle Smith talks about God, tears trickle down her cheeks.

    A 13th-generation native Floridian, she is selling or giving away all of her possessions to move to the Congo in central Africa, one of the most volatile areas on the planet.

    She will be joining a small handful of other people who feel called by God to “come and die,” as Michelle says, for the sake of the gospel of peace.

  • Local Church News | May 11, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    A wonderful message was shared Sunday from 2 Samuel 5:17-25.  In all things we need to go to our stronghold and inquire of the Lord.

    ARC only has two meetings left. Hope to see everyone at 6 p.m. tonight as we continue to learn more about Christ. If you need a ride call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

    Our VBS will be June 13-17. Contact FaDana if you are willing and able to help.

    Set aside August 13 on your calendar for a very special event that will take place at the fairgrounds.  More information soon!

  • This Mother’s Day, give Mom something to brag about

    Three elderly ladies got together on Mother’s Day and were talking about how much their sons loved them.

    “My son brings me a huge bouquet of flowers every week, not just on Mother’s Day,” the first woman said. “He’s always bringing me to great restaurants, too. And if I so much as hint that I want something, he goes out and buys it.”