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  • Generous kid gives dollar to little old lady in park

    by Roger Alford

    Maybe you heard about the little boy who asked his dad if he could have a dollar for a little old lady down at the park.

     Touched by his son’s generosity, the man gave him the dollar.

     “But tell me,” the father said, “is the little old lady too feeble to work?”

  • Everybody’s watching everybody else and taking notes

     A number of years ago, one of my daughters was a “secret shopper.”

    She actually got paid to go into restaurants and eat or clothing stores and shop. All she had to do was be inconspicuous as she observed the store’s employees.

  • Church News | Feb. 15, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    God’s love is shining!  “Angels Among Us” was joyfully sung by Barry Winkle. “And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three: but the greatest of these is love,” I Cor. 13:13. Jesus’ love is warming the hearts of the lost and great things are happening at Mt. Pleasant! The prayers of the faithful are being answered!  James Goodrich accepted the Lord as His Savior and came forward Sunday morning! Remember to pray for all of our new Christians!

  • African Pygmy kills giant crocodile using only his club

    by Roger Alford

    There’s the story about an explorer in the Congo who walked into a clearing and found a Pygmy standing beside the carcass of a monstrous crocodile.

    “Did you kill that?” he asked.

    “Yes,” the Pygmy answered. “I killed it with my club.”

    “That’s incredible,” the explorer said. “How big is your club?”

  • His love is enough to keep us at peace, casting out fear

     Awhile back, I went to a 12-step meeting with a friend.

    I like to do that occasionally because the things they believe are applicable to anybody, even those who aren’t addicted to any particular substance.

    The first step says, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.”

  • Church News | Feb. 8, 2017

     Mt. Pleasant Baptist 

  • Talking chicken can put a whole barnyard into hysteria

    by Roger Alford

    Perhaps many of us are familiar with the barnyard tale of Chicken Little, who, depending on the variation of the story, was frightened out of his wits when a leaf fell on him.

    Chicken Little ran around the farm warning: “The sky is falling; the sky is falling.”

  • Being kinder to one another could be the start of a Utopia

    After deep and serious thought, I think I have a solution for all the world’s major problems:

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Protesters, go ahead and protest, but you don’t have to riot, so put down your bricks and rocks. Stop looting. Stop damaging people’s property. Stop shouting obscenities — and clean up your litter on the streets.

  • Church News | Feb. 1, 2017

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist

    “I Believe” was beautifully sung by Barry Winkle last week. Flo Parker joyfully sang “Follow Me” Sunday.  

    “He Didn’t Throw the Clay Away” from Jeremiah 18:1-6 was the basis of Bro. Dale’s message. God is a patient potter, and we are the clay. We were made by God but marred by sin.

  • Parrots need to be careful where they say ‘here kitty, kitty’

    by Roger Alford

    A distraught woman called 911, desperately seeking help to find her missing parrot.

    “We can’t help you with that, ma’am,” the dispatcher told her. “This number is for real emergencies only.”

    “But you don’t understand,” the woman persisted. “This is a real emergency. The only thing he knows how to say is: ‘Here kitty, kitty.’”