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 By Amanda Walker    Women    February 1, 2024 

Tears & Laughter: Chicken fever will spike as spring approaches

Based entirely upon my casual observation, women seem to be more susceptible than men, and children ag it on, but for some reason many people who have never so much as grew a turnip patch suddenly...

 

"Showing Christ-Like Love"

It’s that time of year again, when the stores are filled with red and pink candies, stuffed animals and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Some people look forward to Valentine’s Day each year,...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    January 1, 2024

Tears & Laughter: Be Ashamed to Tell Others to be Ashamed

Before I launch into my topic this [month], I want to acknowledge what happened in Wilcox County yesterday. A long time, much-loved, retired deputy with the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Department,...

 

Encouragement for the New Year

Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, we share this hopeful greeting with friends and family. At times, however, we may need a little more…more from ourselves as well as the people around us....

 

Tears & Laughter: Christmas Time Across Alabama

There is a quiet calm that falls over Alabama at Christmas time. Stars seem to be more brightly scattered over a broader more open sky. The type of sky with such depth it can make you believe in mirac...

 

"The Joy of Christmas"

I once of the story of a family during the great depression was unable to afford anything but the bare necessities. One day the news came that a circus was coming to town. Tickets cost one dollar....

 

Tears & Laughter: Silhouettes in Dixon Mills

I drove by Fannie’s old house last week. I don’t know what even made me take the long way home that way from Thomasville, but I did. I haven’t driven that direction in years, and for years…it...

 

"Grace"

Did you know that God has already forgiven you? You just need to forgive yourself. I do know what weigh that you are holding onto right now. It may be from something that happened a day ago, a month...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    October 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Don't be rude!

Did you see the report – “Parenting priorities: international attitudes towards raising children” – conducted by King’s College London that found American parents are the least likely to...

 

"God's Plans are Perfect"

Hi friends! Thought of the day…Can we please stop doing two things? Adding “and” and “but” to the end of God’s plans. Here’s what I mean by that. We have a tendency to want to put our...

 

Tears & Laughter: Real leaders know when to move the boat

I don’t see myself finding the time to watch either, but I have heard reports about the Barbie movie and also the latest version of Snow White and what both have in common – other than being...

 

"Have Faith"

There's something in life that took me a little while to realize…If it makes sense to God, it doesn't have to make sense to us. Let me repeat that. If it makes sense to God, it doesn't have to make...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    August 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Feeling the heat in the Wilcox County Courthouse

Nobody looks forward to getting a summons for jury duty. Nobody. And don’t take me wrong. It is also a privilege. I get that. It is both a right, and a duty. In a sense…it is something we owe our...

 

"Healthy Boundaries"

Recently, I read a book about setting healthy boundaries. Well, I actually listened to it. Who has the time to sit down and just read these days. This book got me to thinking about boundaries and...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    July 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Thirty miles and a world apart

It all started with a simple question. I asked her what kind of toys she had played with when she was a kid growing up in Wilcox County. At least it seemed a simple question. The only reason it was...

 

"Keep Going!"

What if I told you that you are probably missing a very important lesson from one of the most famous stories on the Bible? We have all know the story of Noah, who God told to build an ark to save the...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    June 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Old Cars and The Places They Took Us

My friend Shirley was telling me about her first car the other day. She is in the market for a new car is what had the subject on her mind. I assure you cars are not our usual topic of conversation....

 

Be A Buffalo

We all deal with storms in our lives. Whether financial problems, health scares, or relationship issues, no one’s life is free of challenges. And we often don’t get to choose which storms pass thr...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    May 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Always a Southerner, never a Royal

A huge portion of America has probably been clinging to their throw pillows and couch cushions just waiting for the final details of King Charles’ coronation in the United Kingdom to be announced....

 

"From Betrayal to Forgiveness"

So often in this life when we are wronged, betrayed, offended, or treated unfairly. In the moment, we want to rise up to defend our rights and on our own point of view. Or we fight to get even. Or...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    April 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: It's Spring, time for frosty days to go

The lessons of baseball and life begin in Spring – play by the rules, try your best, and the sun will still come up again if you lose. Farmers keep pace with the changing seasons. The American food...

 

"The Joy of Easter"

For Christians, Easter represents Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection is proof He is the Son of God, and it is the reason we can find hope in an eternity spent with Him. During...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2023

Tears & Laughter: Well, that's just life

I was a big fan of Little Lulu when I was a kid growing up in Sandflat. Little Lulu has been around a long time. She was introduced in comic strip that first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in...

 

"Finding Balance"

A while back, I was listening to a Podcast and one of the speakers referred to the word “ego” as an anacronym. E-G-O….Edging God Out. For me, and maybe for some of you, this is idea or concept...

 

Tears & Laughter: The best place in Alabama to have a flat tire

Imagine if you will two women driving down the Florida Highway. My friend Shirley and I had spent a few leisurely hours spinning the reels at WindCreek before buying a few chances on the Mega...

 

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