PIGEON FORGE — James Aaron Phillips made a living telling stories, and Monday his friends and family will get together to tell stories about him.
The truth of life is that it is full of tensions. As one who believes in God, I can say that everything began with God. As a human being in a time and place, I can say without the self-centered, idolatrous meaning of the phrase, “everything begins with me.” I have been contemplating this con…
A player from one of the four remaining NFL teams with a chance to reach the Super Bowl this year was asked what has helped his team to reach this level in such a challenging COVID-19-filled season. The player responded by mentioning several things, but his most telling statement was, “Trust…
The IRS and the Treasury Department recently released good news regarding claiming deductions for expenses associated with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that have been forgiven. The news also applies to Economic Disaster Loan (EIDL) grants and EIDL advances.
Gatlinburg post office was doing very little business early in 1934. The small post office only generated about $4,000 a year in stamp sales and money order fees, therefore, it remained a substation of the Sevierville post office.
Mary must have pondered too … O God, as I walk along looking up at the stars in the sky, I feel your presence surrounding me. I’ve felt it all along, these past months.
I hope you had a happy Christmas, considering the circumstances. As bad as you think you have it, somebody has it worse than you. Roll your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and keep on keeping on.
There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted childhood education. In many countries, kids have physically returned to school. In others, schools were never closed.
There is an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” It is a reminder that we may think we know what we want, but when it arrives it does so with a plethora of unexpected baggage and sometimes obligation and unwanted responsibility.