The Pulpit: A Commentary on Pope Francis’ Top 10 Essentials for Joy

A brief foreword: Dr. Jim Denison, an evangelical Christian and Founder of “The Denison Forum on Truth and Culture,” recently quoted some really helpful insights shared by Pope Francis who lately spoke to a reporter in his native Argentina about the “secret” to happiness. I found this to be some really good food for thought and think you might agree. Here are his Top 10 Tips for bringing greater joy to life, along with Dr. Denison’s comments on each. Rule #1: “Live and let live.” The pope believes everyone should…

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Greenville Community Easter Egg Hunt is a success

On Saturday, April 4, Greenville Baptist Church hosted a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Haffye Hays Park. Guests donned their Easter best and arrived for a day of hunting eggs. However, there was much more in store for those in attendance. The event was kicked off with the Easter Egg Hunt– eggs were hidden all over the park and kids ran from bush to tree, searching for the envied pastel treats. After baskets were filled, Rick Lane, of Amazing Horse Ministries, spoke to the attendees about fulfilling one’s God-given purpose….

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Local flute player receives superior rating

Eleventh grader Kaitlyn Farnell attended the State Solo and Ensemble on Monday, March 23 at F.W. Bucholz High School in Gainesville. Students who attended must have performed a musical selection at the local level at a Grade 5 or higher and earned a superior rating. At the event, students perform a piece and are judged by a professional on their perspective instrument on performance fundamentals, technical accuracy and musical effort. Farnell received a superior rating with her performance of Syrinx by Claude Debussy on the flute. Her judge was Susan…

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