Today's Features

  •  Several years ago I found this recipe for Easter Story cookies in a Nature Living Magazine, and decided to share it again with you readers.

    We live in a world where too many children only have a secular view of Easter. Our children need to be taught that Easter is not about colored eggs and Easter bunnies, or spring break. It is about an empty tomb and a risen Christ.

  •  I borrowed the headline from a wonderful Easter play or Cantata I saw several years ago. It was fantastic. There was so much love and devoted faithfulness by everyone who participated, it was so encouraging.

    If you would read Matthew 23-25, you will read of the last sermons Jesus preached.

    So much happened the last week of Jesus life on Earth, I can share a little of it, but you should read it in its entirety. 

  •  “Now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.   Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,  and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:8-10).



    With its nose lined up on the white centerline, everything is ready. 

    “Downtown traffic. 757 Sierra Yankee. Departing runway 26, downtown traffic,” says the pilot.

    The engine begins to roar. It speeds down the runway. Then suddenly—lift off. 

    The climb begins.

    Once at 3,500 feet, everything is quiet. Off in the distance, are the towering Great Smoky Mountains.

  •  Happy Anniversary to Brittany and Darian Foust 

    On March 20, 2013 they have been married three years.

  •  Ricky and Gail Parks of Caryville announce the marriage of their daughter, Rikkina Parks to Jacob Rains of Jacksboro.   

    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Jim and Susie Thompson of LaFollette, Jean Parks of Jacksboro and the late Aubrey Parks of Jacksboro.   

    The groom is the son of Johnny and Vida Rains of Caryville.   

    He is the grandson of the late Ralph and Flora Rains of Cherry Bottom, Oma Jean Pierce of LaFollette and the late Troy Pierce of LaFollette.   

  •  Happy Birthday to Faith McCloud who turned 8 years old on Feb. 20. We love you very much.

    Mom, Dad, Tyler, Taylor, mamaws and papaws.

  • Happy 40th birthday to Crystal Stagnolia on March 20. 

    We love you, Alyssa and Marty James Miller.

  • Meeting
    God's Helping Hands Ladies Auxiliary Meeting for 2013 will be Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at The House of Prayer and Praise Church.

  •  Do we pray and show forgiveness and mercy



    I have been studying about the importance of prayer. When the disciples realized they needed more strength to do their work, they knew Jesus spent much time in prayer. One of the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord teach us to pray.”

    Matt. 6:9-13 gives this model prayer, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name

    Thy kingdom come.

    They will be done in earth as it is in heaven.