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No place for hate

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In 1982, I was serving as an associate minister at a large church in western Colorado. I received an invitation to candidate for the position of pastor at a church in Alabama. I had previously served as a pastor and desired to be a pastor once again.

Getting over it

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“Do you ever get over it? Does the pain ever go away?” The question was asked recently by a person who had lost a loved one.

Friends had told her, “You’ll get over it,” or “The pain will go away,” and “This will get easier with time.” Well, yes and no.

Why CPE?

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 Last Tuesday, 20 weeks of intense involvement came to a close as I completed the first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, through the College for Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Planning to be there

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My oldest granddaughter is engaged to be married.
 
I did not grow up in a home with girls. In fact, my father was the oldest of eight children, six of them boys. My mom and dad had two kids, both boys. When I got married, my wife and I had three sons. No girls anywhere.

A sweet lady at 96

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She was lethargic and disinterested. She hadn’t eaten all day and did not even attempt to have a drink of water. Then, she went missing. We searched everywhere for her and finally found her. She was listless and barely awake. I thought she was dying. After all, she was old — really old.

Cancer

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Last week, another person from my church and I attended a two-day training session at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Newnan. The training was called, “Our Journey of Hope” and 26 churches from six different states were represented.

Easter Sunday

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Forty-five years ago, I was away from home on Easter Sunday. I had been attending church regularly during my high school years and Easter had become an important observation. Now, I was at Parris Island, S.C., undergoing what is now called Basic Warrior Training for Marine Corps recruits.

Men are simple

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Men are simple. They are not all that complex. Some time ago, a lady came to me to rant about her husband. “My husband never helps me with things that need to be done around the house!

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Opinion

As the nation celebrates its independence, it is possible that we are more divided as a country that at any time since the War Between the States.

Community

A program titled “Water Wise Plants” is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 1-2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Peachtree City location (The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail).

Sports

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour traveled to Senoia June 6-7 for the Canongate Series #4. The Canongate Seminole Course played excellent host to two very competitive rounds of junior golf.

Lifestyle

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood.