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After retiring as an educator, Margaret Elsie Burrell presented a proposal of a program about the famous Walker Sisters and the Little Greenbrier School to park officials. In June of 1970 she started her program. For the next three decades, she was a familiar sight attired in pioneer costume…

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Congress is giving billions of dollars more in additional credits in 2021. The expanded credits include dependent care credit, child tax credit, and the health insurance premium tax credit.

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Have something to look forward to every day. Work a job. Work in your apartment or house. Have an exercise or health outing of some kind. Clean out a closet. Read a book. Your goal may be to sit on the porch and watch nature or the traffic go by. We all need leisure days. If you have an idle…

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My first parish as an ordained pastor was in prime deer hunting country. So, I offered an early Sunday service. Timing was important so I asked the advice of our Council who said 5:30 a.m. I innocently asked why so early as it was not going to be light for another two hours. Their answer was…

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May 9th is Mother’s Day and, instead of calling to ask for advice or help with a problem, we pause to remember the thousand and one things moms do for us. Truly mothers deserve a day of recognition, but when did the holiday begin and who came up with the concept?

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Winton Enloe and his wife were a little worried about how the Japanese would accept them when the Presbyt- erian Board of Missions assigned then to Hiro- shima, Japan in 1961. After all, this was the very city in which the United States detonated the first of two nuclear weapons only 16 year…

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Plan your telephone call to say hello to mom this Sunday. Better yet, if possible, make a visit with a card or even some flowers or maybe some brownies or a special treat. Moms deserve to be treated special. Take her out to lunch or dinner if possible. It doesn’t have to be Sunday, maybe Sat…

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It is indeed rare, if not unprecedented, to see a highly diverse group of organizations such as the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom, the liberal American Civil Liberties Union, the libertarian Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation on the same page as the NAACP Legal Defense and Ed…

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The Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counter-offensive, was a major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II, and took place from Dec. 16 1944 to Jan. 25 1945.

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Thank you, pastors, worship committees, and IT experts for making virtual worship available. Although we miss the healing power of community, we welcome the combo of Word and Sacrament to nourish us even in this pandemic time.