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Jul 23rd

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The Upward Look

Harvest Time

All over the South, this time of year, you get the urgent sense - it's harvest time! Whether it's cotton, corn, beans, rice, cane, peanuts or sweet potatoes--it's time to get them out of the field. This nice weather is conducive for easy harvest. But manpower is what is really needed most.

As a boy on the farm, I remember November mornings - cold with much dew! Walking down a long row of dew-dripping cotton up to one's shoulder can be chilling. By the time we reached 'the far end' of the rows (so we could pick back toward the barn), we often would build a small fire to "warm up" so we could get started picking. With the Crider-pickers in the field, we were able to turn out a couple bales of cotton each week, weather permitting. There was also corn and dry peas to gather. Peanuts needed to be pulled up, stacked in 'shocks' to dry, before bringing to the barn.

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The Upward Look

Poor in Spirit

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3 NASB

Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes. These "blessed" statement...

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Reflections of Faith

The story of Deborah

Deborah was the forth judge during the era of judges in Israel. The judges presided over the Israelites as kings and prophets, ruling on their problems and discerning the...

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Reflections of Faith

The story of Esther

We find Esther in a predicament between King Xerxes and her Jewish heritage. You see, a man named Haman planned to kill all the Jews on a certain date, and only Esther co...

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The Bible Speaks

Personal warfare

Every Christian is involved in personal warfare. "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other:...

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