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My Answer: Two roads to eternity

Q: I watched a documentary in school about the "tales" of the Bible and the afterlife. The one that bothered me the most was the lie about there...

 

Disorder is at war with decency and order

Q: Why do people resent the message of Christians today that Jesus is the answer? Surely they cannot believe that the world will ever find a way out...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 28, 2022

From My Perspective: The things that bring us together

Last weekend was my annual trip to Whitehall for the Copper K Fiber Festival. This festival holds a spot near and dear to my heart for many reasons....

 

A Lesson We Should Never Forget

In 1988, Charles Kuralt discovered a story of heroism that would have disappeared from history were it not for the determination of a former Russian...

 

The narrow road is the right road

Q: I'm a Christian but I disagree with the teaching about the narrow road -- a rejection of all that is exciting about life. I can still be a...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 14, 2022

My Answer: There're Only So Many Somedays

There’s been a lot of uncertainty in my life as of late. A lot of things going on with family, other things going on with friends, and even in my...

 

My Answer: Humanism has taken on the form of religion

Q: My grandparents are products of the 1960s and they were all in, and still are. I have taken a different route and am a Christian. They keep giving me their books about self-empowerment and say...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 30, 2022

From My Perspective: My Life in Stitche

Something occurred to me this past week that I thought I would share with you all. As most of you know, I knit (among many other fiber-related activit...

 

Did you know?

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 people were treated for fireworks injuries in emergency rooms in...

 

Did you know?

pporter of American independence and a representative for Boston at the First Continental Congress, felt that, after America gained independence from...

 

My Answer: Anything that takes the place of God is sin

Q: It is hard to watch the breakdown of our nation and to hear the talking heads pontificate on the changes that have taken place in society, particularly the pride in living without religious...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 16, 2022

From My Perspective: Gratitude Changes Things

Over the past several weeks, there has been something missing in my day-to-day life. Not a person, not a place, not even something to be bought. My...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 2, 2022

From My Perspective: Ta Done

We all have a to do list of some sort. Many of us are ruled by all of the things we have to get done, and often one thing becomes more urgent and...

 

People come to Christ in many different ways

Q: Is it true that people find different ways to God? - P.C. A: People come to Christ in many different ways; your experience won't necessarily be like someone else's. This is not to be confused with...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 19, 2022

From My Perspective: My Body, My Choice

Yeah, this one should prove to be a little controversial, but maybe that’s what we need. A calm, explanation and an opportunity for dialogue that...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 5, 2022

From My Perspective: Something's amiss

I may not watch the news, but that doesn’t mean I’m not informed. Most of my friends who do watch the news hadn’t even heard of the destruction...

 

God is Spirit

Q: Is God like us or is God basically a vapor or something that is in the atmosphere? - G.W. A: God isn't made of atoms or molecules; He isn't part...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 21, 2022

From My Perspective

There’s been a lot of talk lately about gender, gender identification, choosing a gender, sexuality, biology, how it affects our kids of today, and...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 7, 2022

From My Perspective: Elite Status

If you’re breathing, you’ve heard about the recent Oscar Awards fiasco involving Chris Rock and Will Smith. Photos of the punch and the constant...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 24, 2022

From My Perspective: Losing Our Childhood Heroes

I grew up in a very small town. I was five years old when we moved there in 1975, and the population sign read something just over 1,000 people. That...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 10, 2022

From My Perspective: Putting Aside our Differences

Holy cow! In the last ten days we’ve seen the start of a war, the release of Pfizer court documents regarding the COVID vaccine side effects, and...

 

From my Perspective: Hunkering down... Tucking in

Just last week I thought spring had arrived. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny. I had that lighter feeling, the one I get when spring is...

 

Triple threat

Todays triple threat is chronic pain, chronic fatigue and depression. Each can present by itself, but invariably where one is the others follow. In...

 

Love one another

Next week, we’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the mushy cards, candy, flowers, and more. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of...

 

From My Perspective

There are many reasons to celebrate, birthdays, weddings, graduations and milestones. Some are celebrated once a year, once a decade, or just once....

 

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