Opinion

Faith Perspectives – August 9, 2017

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville American society today has become about as polarized as it was during the Civil War. People seem to be at one end of the spectrum or the other where morals and values are concerned. There’s no spirit of cooperation anymore and compromise is now defined as

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Letter: The Key To A Beautiful Garden

Our homeland is a garden, and such gardens are not made By singing: “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade While better men than we go out and start their working lives At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives. There’s not a pair of legs so thin, there’s not a head so thick,

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New Year – NCHS Superintendent’s Notes– August 9, 2017

By Ernie Fowler – Nashville CHSD #99 efowler@nashville-k12.org The 2017-18 school year is set to blast off this Friday with our first teacher’s institute of the school year. As I get older, it seems time flies by. The summer has always seemed to go quickly as we close out one school year then begin the

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Column: Community Calendar, V.2

Dear Readers: If you’ve been seeing the ads in our paper, or if you’re a regular on The Nashville News Facebook or Twitter pages, then you may have seen our newly-designed website at www.nash-news.com. The site has been up for a couple of months already, and we’ve been learning about how to work with new

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Faith Perspectives – July 26, 2017

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale Heritage, legacy, that which we pass on to the future. This was my theme in last week’s column. As most writers know after you have finished writing there are other thoughts that did not quite fit in the article or space limited what you could say. So I

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Faith Perspectives: July 19

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale At the beginning of July, I attended the reunion of the family of my mother’s mother’s parents. This was the 90th year that the family had come together for a reunion. One of my elderly cousins who was not able to attend because of health wrote this comment:

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Column: Making Fireworks Happen

Dear Readers: I LOVE fireworks. Any family of mine and anyone who has known me for any amount of time (particularly during my college years) would probably take this statement as correct but an under-exaggeration. I have a college professor that still tells his students to “ask him about blowing up the toilet” when they

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Faith Perspectives

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville I mentioned last week that people often times share with me that they find it hard to pray,  so we looked at a very simple acronym a person can use as they pray, the acronym ACTS (Adoration/Acknowledgment, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication). It serves as a reminder of

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Poem: Each Spring

Each Spring By Vi B. Chevalier When Spring arrives and blossoms burst With brilliant, breathless charm, When baby chicks and piglets, too, Arrive on Grandpa’s farm, When busy bees and butterflies Glide by with quiet grace And robins search with halting hops For worms, from place to place, When sunshine filters through the trees and

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Faith Perspectives – May 31, 2017

By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul UCC – Nashville     Terrorist act follows terrorist act. Prices of all the essentials seem to just keep rising, Pay checks seem to dwindle. Crime is on the rise. The government is in an uproar. Could it be another year without a state budget? These things affect not just

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