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Religion

  • Don’t you just hate it when you trip across the commode?

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Everybody cries sometimes... and throws hard-boiled eggs

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • The gift of misery and how it leads us to grace

    I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.

  • Country boys like full portions of food, kindness

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Local Church News | Nov. 11, 2015

    Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon on Nov. 1 was from Romans 5:15-19 “The Gift by Grace.”
    Louise Johnson sang “Stand By Me” and Bonnie Woodyard also sang a special song.
    The Hen House Ladies met last Friday at the church.
    We will host the South Owen community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Elk Lick Baptist Church. Please bring your favorite desert for after the service.

  • Local Church News | Nov. 4, 2015

    Monterey Baptist Church
    We had special guests at church Sunday. Bro. Ross Lishen and his wife, Jean, joined us for worship.
    Bro. Lishen was pastor at MBC from 1962 -1964. He also gave the morning message about life lessons. It was a pleasure to have them worship with us. We are always glad to have visitors choose MBC as their place of worship.
    Rock Stars and Adult Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
    The monthly men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Nov. 7.

  • The crossover moment to becoming a Christian

    I love a good conversion story, that moment or series of moments that lead up to a person going from not belonging to Jesus to belonging to him.
    I remember telling my friend Mike that it was like getting married. Either you are or you aren’t. I told him you can think you’re married, say you’re married, live with another person as if you’re married, but unless you’ve signed the marriage license and said, “I do,” you’re not married.

  • Ever go to the kitchen for ice cream, but return with eggs?

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • The world might be complicated, but the Gospel is not

    Roger Alford | N-H Columnist

  • Doing the right thing is always the right decision

    Since last year I’ve gotten three new podmates at work, all millennials (those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s).
    One just turned 30, one just turned 27 and one, at 22, is younger than my favorite denim jacket that I still wear.
    I call them my pod kids and they call me their pod mom.
    Of the three, the 30-year-old was horrified to learn that she is a millennial. She had me watch a “Millennials in the Workplace” YouTube video that hilariously portrayed her generation as, among other things, always expecting a reward for doing their job.