Doing without during the time of Lent…

As a Christian, I am often given an opportunity to learn more about myself through various seasons of the church year.  I know the Sundays of Advent before Christmas have always been a special time in anticipation of the celebration of the Christ Child.  Such is also the case as we approach the Lenten seasonContinue reading “Doing without during the time of Lent…”

The Days that are Darkest…

In the process of going through some difficult times in life, I’ve learned that you have to keep a balance between what’s going on around you and your emotions.  There are times when, for no apparent reason, a darkness descends on your day, much like a black cloud that suddenly appears and follows your everyContinue reading “The Days that are Darkest…”

Do We Always Know What’s Best?

One of the keys to fulfillment in a person’s life is knowing what actions to take and then following through with them.  Our lives are filled each day with decisions we must make and we don’t always have the luxury of a wealth of time to make “best” choices. There are also times in ourContinue reading “Do We Always Know What’s Best?”

Hickory Football/Soccer Player in the N.F.L.

Ryan Succop, a Hickory High School grad, was the last player picked in last year’s N.F.L. draft.  He not only won a spot on the Chief’s roster, but became their starting placekicker. His stats thus far: Succop is 9 out of 10 on field goals, with his longest coming from 53 yards. He is aContinue reading “Hickory Football/Soccer Player in the N.F.L.”