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 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2018 

Tears and Laughter: Never Assume You Have The Luxury Of Time

Travis came into my life in 1990, when he was two and I was 18. His mother was not involved at that stage in his life and my life had not prepared me for being a stepmother. But I changed my schedule...

 

"Avoid Strife"

Are you praying and seeking God for change in your life? Perhaps there seems to be invisible roadblocks preventing you from truly experiencing God’s blessings. James 3:16 tells us, “For where...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    July 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: Suspended Chief Probate Clerk, "I'm not taking the fall for a con."

One reason Wilcox County stays broke is because people steal. That is not in any way meant to take away from the gross mismanagement we’ve come to call normal, but theft happens too often and...

 

"Celebration of Freedom"

The Fourth of July and fireworks go hand in hand in the USA. We impatiently wait for darkness to settle in, as we join the crowds at the city park or the riverfront. Soon, our waiting pays off as a...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    June 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: Remnants and reminders of rural summer memories.

It has been almost 40 years since I spent my last summer with Fannie. She would not believe the lives we live now. Even in the 70’s she lived somewhere far back in time. It was partly, I suppose, be...

 

"Make an Eternal Difference"

After prayerful consideration, my husband, Brian, and I recently signed up to host a Summer Small Group through our church. For those of you in our generation and older, you may know this better as a...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    May 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: What does pretty look like?

To all the boys who don’t feel smart on paper. I call them the lost boys, these young people who seem in one way or another to be left behind or forgotten by what we tend to consider as traditional...

 

"Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary"

This month my husband, Brian, and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. WOW!!! Double digits!!!! It’s a little difficult for me to wrap my brain around this thought. We have been through co...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: What does pretty look like?

Facebook is fabulous at providing us with fun ways to waste time. The latest is a link that lets you submit a picture of yourself and it shows you what you would look like on the cover of a fashion...

 

"The Gift of Joy"

Whenever Easter approaches, I find myself thinking about the death and resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of Christ's life was to offer Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. The Bible says...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2018

Kids Don't Have The Answers, and Shouldn't Be Asked

It took me a long time in life to learn evil is a real thing that actually exists. Some people are evil. Some people have evil tendencies or evil ways about themselves. It is difficult to accept evil...

 

"The Breastplate of St. Patrick"

In His parting words to His disciples, the Lord Jesus Christ commissioned them to preach the Gospel to all nations. Then, He gave them a solemn promise…“I am with you always.” “I have been cru...

 

Tears and Laughter: Stay well or stay home Alabama

There are two types of people in Alabama this week – those who have the flu, and the handful of running scared fearful ones who don’t. Bless their hearts. I was one of them until a few short days...

 

"Love is in the Air"

Well my friends, it’s that time of year again…hearts, roses, balloons, stuffed animals that sing songs of love. Store shelves overflow with symbols of love. They began the day after New Year's to...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    January 1, 2018

Well, here we are…welcome everybody, to 2018

I hope everyone had a safe and pleasant holiday season. I certainly did. I’m not even sure exactly what day of the week it is at this point. It feels like there were three Sundays in last week....

 

Happy New Year!

Before us stretches a new year, a new beginning. The old is past, put away forever. God invites us always to forget about all the distrust and fears, all the anxieties and worries of the past, all...

 

Tears and Laughter: Twice as many Alabamians die each year from suicide as homicide

Very early in the morning on November 6, child in Etowah County notified Hokes Bluff police that a murder/suicide had taken place at her home. On November 1, in the middle of an ordinary day, a...

 

"The Greatest Gift of Love"

With the most popular holiday just around the corner, it seems like everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. Stores are lining their aisles with Christmas goodies and decor, TV shows have...

 

Tears and Laughter: Bunches of banana spiders hanging out in Alabama this year

Just to be clear, I am writing about the banana spiders found in the southeastern region of the United States. They live as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Texas. I am not referring to...

 

"A Thankful Heart"

Often in the bad times our eyesight gets foggy and we fail to recognize God’s hand of blessing. We focus on the negatives and let them pull us down. At times, we may not even see any positives in...

 

"Happy Labor Day!"

Did you know that the Labor Day holiday originally started in the late 1800's? Can you imagine how excited the people were to take a day off from working. Some may have thought, "What a wonderful and...

 

"Pursue Your Victory"

God told Joshua to cross over the Jordan River and to go possess the land. The word “possess” means “to drive out the previous tenants”. This implies action. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:12,...

 

"Free Indeed!"

Happy 4th of July! Also known as Independence Day or July 4th, it has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the...

 

"Freedom!"

Recently, my husband, Brian, and I participated in a bible study called Freedom. What a life-giving experience it has been for both of us! "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm,...

 

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