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Sometimes we just know that we know we have heard from our God. An example is when our home visit team members mentioned the need for baskets with home cleaning supplies for our clients who are starting over in a new place. We prayed about it, we mentioned it to the community and the respons…

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As the 1970s dawned feminism — the battle for women’s equality — began to enter a new era, one some have called a “second wave” phase of the movement that began to confront discrimination and oppression not just in the economic sphere but in all aspects of social life. The decade saw the int…

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Dear Dave: I have $11,000 in a mutual fund account that is not a retirement account. My wife has a retirement account through her job as a teacher, but I do not have one at all. We’re in Baby Step 2, so should we cash out the $11,000 in the investment account to help pay off debt? — Chris

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The end of the Civil War signaled the end of slavery in the South, but it certainly did not end the oppression of people of African descent. The death of the “peculiar institution” stripped white southerners of the primary method they had used to construct their “bi-racial” society centered …

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I am not sure what has happened, maybe the full moon, but we have been very busy this week. So many people have asked for needs such as gas vouchers, food, clothing and furniture. Folks who need ramps or have plumbing problems, utility bills and the list goes on and on.

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Once upon a time East Texas was pretty much empty of people. Pine forests interspersed with lowlands and streamside woodlands covered the region. Wild animals were everywhere. Then, along came modern man. We commenced to hack down the trees for firewood and building materials and provide a c…

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Dear Dave: I know it may be early to talk about Christmas, but do you have any advice on saving for the holiday season? — Carlie

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Doing business as usual just does not mean what it used to mean. Nothing is usual. As this is hard to deal with, it has also been challenging and has stretched our creativity to limits we didn’t know we had.

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