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Childhood reflections with a touch of grace: My Super Bowl

My beloved cousins were always a great source of entertainment, even when we weren’t shooting each other with BB guns. Sometimes, just a game of football was all that was needed to while away a summer afternoon. In 1972, I was a 10-year-old football phenom, not because of my athletic ability, but because of my adoration of the undefeated Miami Dolphins. I knew most of the player’s names and I cheered loudly at every victory. To say I loved that team is a massive understatement. So I naturally fancied myself…

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Andrews returning to Haiti

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. After spending a year in the impoverished nation of Haiti, Tessa Andrews can’t wait to get back to teaching at the Cite Lumiere Christian School, in Les Cayes, Haiti, where she is an elementary education instructor. Despite the darkness that engulfs this nation as a result of poverty and the heavy presence of Voodoo worship, Andrews is full of hope for the Haitian people. Voodoo is a religion that blends Roman Catholicism with African magic and involves sorcery and spell casting. “Spiritual warfare is very…

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Lovett Ladies Mission continues grandmother’s legacy

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Although Lovett Ladies Mission has only been ministering since 2017, the roots of the organization goes back decades. The group’s founder, Amanda Gillean, grew up in family situations that were difficult. However, her grandmother, Peggy Hinson, stepped up in a big way, giving tirelessly her time and resources for her granddaughter and others. She made it a point to impress upon Gillean the importance of reading and following the Bible, something she did not take seriously until adulthood. The consistent love and nurturing of this…

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Summer feeding donations needed

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc.      The summer feeding program that began at the end of May, is doing well and blessing many children who might otherwise be hungry during the summer months. Currently, crackers of various kinds have been donated in abundance, but additional supplies of canned foods such as Ravioli, Spaghetti-os and boxed drinks are still needed. All items can be dropped off at Norris Cafe or Madison County Community Bank.     For more information about how you can help, contact Denise Dyal at (850) 869-0390.

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