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 By Amanda Walker    Women    January 1, 2019 

Tears and Laughter: We've Got To Get Sober About Suicide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last month announcing that for the third consecutive year the life expectancy of Americans is dropping. Another statistic that emerged...

 

"Just One Word"

WOW! Can you believe another twelve months have come and gone? Happy New Year! In December 2017, my husband, Brian, and I had the awesome opportunity to attend a leadership conference at our church. D...

 

Tears and Laughter: The ghost of dentistry's past...

I cracked-up in the middle of a root canal a few days ago. I didn’t just giggle. No. I went all out. I laughed until the dental assistant, the dentist, and an assistant in training who was just...

 

"The True Meaning of Christmas"

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

 

Tears and Laughter: Alabama is heartbroken for Florida after Hurricane Michael's destruction

As I write this, there are people in the southeast corner of the state who are still cleaning up downed trees and are without power. There are farmers in the wiregrass region who have suffered extensi...

 

"Thankful"

I recently came across a cute story that I’d like to share with you… “A Sunday School teacher began her class by stating that everyone has been blessed and should be thankful. Then she asked...

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    October 1, 2018

Tears and Laughter: County line signs, yellow butterflies, deer hunters, and lavender skies

The Wilcox County line sign is missing on Highway 41 in Hybart. I stopped once to take a picture of it. I guess that’s why I noticed its absence. I’m sure others have noticed too. It has been gone...

 

"He is My Defender"

Are you dealing with an “unsolved case or situation” from your past that needs resolution? Are you waiting for your day of justice or repayment? God promises in His Word that He is your...

 

Tears and Laughter: We Build Houses Like We Will Be Here Forever

We build houses like we will be here forever, but it is all very temporary. “Fleeting,” I think is what the Bible says, “The twinkling of an eye.” We are given, on average – if we are lucky...

 

"Rest & Wait"

God has put dreams and desires in your heart…things that you are hoping for, praying about, and believing in. Habakkuk 2:3 says, “The vision is for an appointed time. Though it tarry, wait...

 
 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....

 

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