Lifting Spirits: A Widows’ Ministry

By Ralphine Major They are called Spirit Lifters.  The widows’ ministry of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church is made up of active widows who gather monthly to participate in various activities to love, care, and serve one another.  The group also branches out as...

Enjoying Our Freedom

By Ralphine Major Flags, fireworks, and parades. Cookouts, concerts, and celebrations. These words are often reminders of America’s all-important summer holiday—the Fourth of July. In 2022, many holiday plans may depend on the financial impact of America’s...

Happy Father’s Day 2022!

By Ralphine Major Summer was his season.  Before heart disease ended his days of dairy farming, our father depended on the summer months to fill the barn with hay to feed livestock for the winter; and in late summer, he would harvest sileage to fill the silo which...

She’s Back!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com Just in time for the 2022 Synchronous Fireflies Event in the Great Smoky Mountains set for June 3-10 is the release of “Piddle Diddle, the Widdle Penguin, and the Synchronous Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains,” a fun and...

Prayers for Texas

By Ralphine Major The details are horrible; the images, heart-wrenching.  How could this senseless tragedy happen again in our great land? It is difficult to understand the evil that snuffed out 19 young lives and two teachers in an elementary school.  This despicable...

Memorial Day, A Day for Remembering…

By Ralphine Major Our great American flag.  It is a symbol of our freedom.  She is seen at parades, in schools and churches, on flagpoles in front yards of homes, and in community centers.  It is not unusual to see the American flag flying proudly on trucks as they...