Outside the Walls: The Resolve

Last year, according to my scales I lost 30 pounds … and found 29 of them. My New Year’s resolution this year is to find a more accurate scale to weigh on. Although I am excited about my one-pound net loss, my friend changed his lifestyle, and lost 50 pounds and kept them off. Rather […]

Looking Ahead

As The Courier looks forward to the coming year, there are some things we are working on that we hope will both interest and bless you. Courier Tours is planning on four tours this year, and possibly five. On April 27-29, we will travel to Asheville to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, tour […]

Outside the Walls: Trust Key to Receiving Gospel

As I looked into the innocent face of my 3-year-old son, I was pretty certain he was not telling the entire truth, so I probed a little further. “So are you sure you haven’t eaten any ice cream before dinner?” I asked one more time. He looked away, thought a minute, and doubled down. “No […]

Wholly Healthy: Christian Prescription

Christmas is upon us. And, it is both a wonder and a time of peril. Why is it a wonder? This is The Baptist Courier; I’m confident you get it. But as for the perils? They are legion. This is no surprise. Among other realities, why wouldn’t the enemy of our souls make our great […]

Comic Belief: Keep It Simple

It’s easy to feel stupid these days. I watched “Jeopardy” on TV and didn’t know any of the questions to the answers, and it made me feel stupid. So I watched “Wheel of Fortune” instead, and then felt stupid just for watching it. While watching “Wheel of Fortune,” I noticed that I still haven’t programmed […]

Editor’s Word: ‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year’s Season is beginning to descend on us. With it comes many activities coupled with gracious opportunities to share the gospel of Christ. The busiest travel days this year will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following Thanksgiving. More Americans travel to be with family on Thanksgiving than any other holiday, […]

Outside the Walls: ‘My One Is You!’

Linwood is an 11-year-old boy who is not yet a Jesus follower. His grandmother has a burden for him and his parents, as they do not go to church regularly. She knows that if they turned their lives over to Jesus, it would radically change the environment of their homes and the life of Linwood. […]

Wholly Healthy: Common Respiratory Illnesses

In the fall and winter of the year, hospitals tend to fill up with respiratory infections. These come in many varieties. But just so everyone can understand, I think it might be good to give a quick summary of the things that afflict our population. Often, our friends and family are diagnosed with bronchitis. While […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

When I stopped teaching to be home with my children, I made afternoon snacks. The first one I did was lemon poppy seed muffins. Many times, I would have the muffins hot out of the oven, and then we would go on the front porch. My children loved swinging, and I would pull up a […]