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Breaking Stereotypes: That’s my King, do you know Him?

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. In 2014, I took a Christ, Culture and University class at Southeastern University. All students were required to sign up to teach a customized and unique devotion at least once per semester. It was around this time that year when I had the pleasure of speaking to my classmates about Dr. S.M. Lockridge’s speech that has become famous for his passion and eagerness to tell others about “My King,” as he states. During Dr. Lockridge’s statement, he says: “My King is a sovereign King. No…

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Pastor Appreciation Day part of month-long celebration

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The observance of Pastor Appreciation Day, which is just one portion of October’s Pastor Appreciation Month, was brought into national prominence with the help of James Dobson’s ministry, Focus on the Family, in 1992. At that time, the ministry felt that there was an alarming number of church leaders complaining of burnout, poor marriages, lack of preparation or the need for a different job. The Apostle Paul is the original source for this celebration, having stated in several passages in 1 Timothy and 1 Thessalonians…

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Pinetta locals prepare for Founders Day

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Founders Day at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church is just a short time away and things are quickly coming together. Just a few weeks ago, approximately 40 to 50 church members and others gathered on a Saturday and picked off green peanuts from nearly 30 bushels. Eugene Williams is in charge of boiling these southern delicacies with plenty of salt and they will be available to eat during Founders Day on Saturday, Oct. 20. For the past 20 years or so, the family of Willie…

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Madison Church of God presents Fourth Annual Pumpkin Patch

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. What is quickly becoming a fall tradition for Madison County returns on Saturday, Oct. 6, when the Madison Church of God brings their Pumpkin Patch to the community. This year makes the fourth year the church has held the event which features hay rides, photo opportunities, story times and more fun family activities. Pumpkins and gourds of all sizes will be on sale, beginning on Oct. 6 and continuing until Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Elementary school,…

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