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“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” [Romans 5:1-2]]

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” We live in a day of no commitment. People are no longer committed to marriage, church, and the company they work for. Folks make purchases of homes and cars without a sense of moral obligation to mak…

We went to Memphis a couple of weeks ago to visit our youngest son, Ryker, and to help him with a few DIY projects. One of those projects was power washing and sealing his wood fence around the back yard. Question: have you ever had a DIY project and, in your mind, it was going to be fairly …

We do not live in a kingdom and we do not have a king. We have a president, a Congress with two houses (House of Representatives and Senate), and a system of courts.

Karen and Becky are two neologisms with opposite meanings for the enjoyable life. Here’s your field guide.

Regardless of the arrangements for the upcoming school year some things will stay the same. Making sure students eat a healthy breakfast, either at home or school will always be important. Amy Valdez, Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, shares that “A healthy …

I am a questioner — always have been. I want to know how things work. I want to know what holds the planets in orbit. What keeps the sun from burning out? Why is earth the only planet in our universe that can sustain life? Is there anything smaller than the quark? (Smallest particle known) W…

This time last year, the temperature in Nunavut, the faraway Canadian land of massive ice floes and tundra islands that comprise the Arctic archipelago, soared above 73 degrees for the first time. This summer, some 1,480 miles from the territorial capital of Iqaluit, the editors of the Harva…

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The prophet asked God this question in Jeremiah 15:18: “Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed?” Perpetual has the idea of a strong, everlasting pain. This is both a mental and physical agony that cannot be wiped away with a quick trip to the doctor or …

For a long time I have used an important explanation as “community conversation” to encourage the exchange of ideas, opinions and viewpoints. Such a conversation is essential in our day of varied views. There terms referenced in our conversations —democracy, community, socialism, communism, …

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. energy industry suffered a one-two punch: seeing demand for oil and gas crater as a result of pandemic related shutdowns and travel bans followed closely by a global supply war initiated by Saudi Arabia and Russia.

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Ed Sterling wrote this column for almost three decades, so let’s open by celebrating his contributions to the Texas Press Association and its members. Ed was the calm, steady voice keeping us informed and interested. He retired July 22 from TPA.

Do you ever feel your service is not appreciated? You are not the only person. An elderly missionary was returning home after many years of service. He and his wife had given their best years serving in Africa. He buried his wife and two children in the jungle. He had sacrificed more than mo…

It seemed at the time that my senior year in high school was busy — and tumultuous. That’s because it was.

Editor’s note: Jack Dillard’s column has been published in the Marshall News Messenger for a number of years. Due to health complications, his column has been retired and is now being written by Dawn Dillard, an East Texas gal who is married to Jerry Dillard, Jack Dillard’s middle son. She i…

Summer has always been a time to do some extra reading. Those of us who are educators have to spend a lot of time reading throughout the year. Our reading and writing both often are restricted to ideas and issues associated with our tasks as teachers or leaders. That is we do not always have…

Jeremiah 12:5a says, “If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses?”

In September of 1984 I was reading in Plato’s Euthyphro, a dialog on what is piety or impiety. It begins in a very interesting way. Some kind of court suit has been brought against Socrates by a young man known as Meletus. The charge is that Socrates is corrupting the young.

What is green and white stripe on the outside and red or yellow on the side? That’s right you guessed it is ………….WATERMELON! According to the National Watermelon Promotion Board, watermelons are packed with vitamins and minerals, especially lycopene.

Greg Abbott has had a rough month. The civil liberties wing of the governor’s Republican Party, with its focus on individual freedom and economics, is lobbing rotten tomatoes his way — increasingly agitated by his attempts to cage the coronavirus with a new series of behavioral restrictions.

to all those taking Gov. Abbott’s mask requirement seriously. Thank you for potentially helping stop the spread of the coronavirus and thinking about others.

To the Marshall Police Department: I would like to personally thank you not only on my behalf, but on that of all of the members of Educators for Public Service.