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God Uses Trials to Make Us Triumph

By Michael A. Guido, D.D.  Lord Kelvin is recognized as one of the greatest Scottish engineers, mathematicians and physicists of his day. He had a profound influence on the scientific thought of his generation. On one occasion, while he was conducting an experiment with his students, it turned into a disaster. Looking at each of them he said, “Gentlemen, when you are face to face with a difficulty, you are up against a discovery.” This is not only true in learning, it is true in living. When David was face to face with a major difficulty, he made a...

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What Is the Golden Rule?

By Carey Kinsolving  What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get something good back. But if you plant something bad, you get somethingbad back.” Every farmer knows that even the most fertile farmland will remain barren unless good seed is sown. It’s the same with human relationships. The thing to remember is...

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Rewriting American History

by Walter E. Williams  George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution. Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S., albeit the punishment is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu had a...

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Exposing Students to Success

By Keisha Roland “You need a little prayer, to have faith, walk upright and get a good education.”  – Dale H. Long    The Mu Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity honored Gregory Adams as the “Brother of the Year” during its annual Black and Gold Gala at The Summit Club. The event honors students who have excelled, educators who have made a difference, and brothers who have exceeded expectations. The fraternity also awarded several scholarships to these students: Clintarius Starling from Gladewater High School. Starling plans to attend Baylor University majoring in Pediatric Medicine. Darian Rosa,...

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Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl Tickets for sale

Ticket sales have begun for the fourth annual Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl, which is slated for Saturday, June 24 from 6 to 10 p.m.  “Even though the event is not until June 24, more than half of the 500 tickets available have been sold,” said Beverly Abell of the City of Tyler Main Street Department. “Wine Swirl tickets have sold out prior to the beginning of the event every year so far. I am sure people are buying early to make sure they are able to attend.”  At a wine swirl, participants report to a central site (the T.B....

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