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Ask A Pastor – December 28, 2016

Ask A Pastor By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh, The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) Many, many years ago (okay, more than half a century ago, but that seems so stark), Advent was a time with almost as much excitement as Christmas itself. There was the ceremonial lighting of the Advent candles each week at church,…

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Ask A Pastor – December 21, 2016

Ask A Pastor By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor, First Baptist Church Nashville Question: “For you as a pastor, what does Advent mean?” There’s a line in the song “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” which is one of my favorites and speaks directly to what Advent means to me: “Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the…

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Letter: Diagnosis And Explanation: A Difficult Time For Cameron

Diagnosis And Explanation: A Difficult Time For Cameron To the Citizens of Washington County, The effects of my illness are such that, I now require my husband Robert’s assistance with all important matters. I trust and rely on him to speak on my behalf. My memory is failing and I can not express myself as…

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Column: Sometimes Even Christmas Can Sting

Sometimes Even Christmas Can Sting Dear Readers: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s a wonderful time to be alive– family, friends and loved ones, hot cocoa, home-baked cookies, and presents – both giving and getting! But for many of us this can be a time of sadness, loneliness and loss. That can be part of…

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Ask A PastorDecember 14, 2016

Ask A Pastor By Pastor Beverly Kahle St Paul’s UCC, Nashville How do you celebrate Advent? Advent, like Lent, is a season of the church found in the liturgical calendar. Not all churches celebrate or use the liturgical calendar, but for those that do, this is the four weeks prior to the season of Christmas.…

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Eating PatternsNCHS Superintendet’s Notes

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 [email protected] One of the true wonders in life is to watch teenagers eat. This is especially true with teenage boys. When they tie on the feedbag it is a sight to behold. Nobody knows this better than parents of said teenage boys. I’m not sure that a 17…

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Ask A Pastor – December 7, 2016

By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian, Oakdale Advent? Let me say that I grew up not really knowing about a Christian year. My parents were Baptist and were active in our church. We knew about Christmas, Easter, and maybe a little about Lent. Yet we were not taught concerning the liturgical practices of Catholics and…

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