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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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Queen Of HeartsNCHS Superintendent’s Notes – December 29, 2016

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org “Show me the money!” That is a popular line from the movie Jerry Maguire. This could also be the same line used by our good folks who participated in the Queen of Hearts contest sponsored by the American Legion. There is nothing like a pot of gold

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Holiday TraveloguesNCHS Superintendent Notes – December 21, 2016

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org We are in the middle of holiday season as Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is only four days away. Many folks will be traveling to visit family and friends in all parts of the state and throughout the country. I’m not big on traveling by air, or

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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 efowler@nashville-k12.org 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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BirthdayNCHS Superintendent’s Notes – December 7, 2016

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org Kids have a unique way of looking at the world. A big topic of conversation for my seven year old is age. I’ve noticed when he meets other kids for the first time; he often doesn’t start the conversation by introducing himself by name. He typically begins

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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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