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A lot to be thankful for

Here we are in the midst of the holiday season.  It is a time that we reflect on things that we are thankful for.  And here in Rabun County, we have a lot to be thankful for.  Here are just some things that I think we ought to be thankful for here in Rabun County....Continue reading

Crisis at the Border

Crisis at the Border Mckinley Pate Lately, we have heard the term “crisis at the border” a lot.  The debate going back and forth is whether or not this is a true crisis, and frankly that is another talk for another time.  However, the talk got me to thinking about the future crisis at the...Continue reading

Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse

Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse Mckinley Pate A few years ago I along with my family were able to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Rabun County Georgia  Officials  were expecting tens of thousands of people to converge on Rabun County to witness a “once in a lifetime event;” a Total Solar Eclipse.  This...Continue reading

It’s Your Fault!

It’s your fault Mckinley Pate Often times, many want to blame others for things that do not go their way in life.  Sports fans like to blame the athletes, athletes blame the coaches and coaches blame the referees.  Children blame their parents, parents blame law enforcement or the media, and, well, the media blames everyone. ...Continue reading

Almost Persuaded

Almost Persuaded Mckinley Pate There is a popular song in our song book titled “Almost Persuaded.”  The author of this song, Philip Bliss, penned the words after hearing a sermon on Acts 26:28.  The preacher in which he was listening stated “He who is almost persuaded is almost saved, and to be almost saved is...Continue reading

What COVID taught me to Appreciate

What COVID Taught Me To Appreciate Mckinley Pate In October 2020, I was diagnosed with COVID-19.  At first I thought it was just a simple sinus infection, but it turned out to be so much more.  I say the following not to scare anyone, only to state a fact; I do not remember being that...Continue reading

Study the Bible with the Rabun County church of Christ

Why Read the Bible?

On August 16, 2013, three Oklahoma teens allegedly shot and killed Christopher Lane because they said that they were bored. The nation is in complete shock over this senseless crime. If these teens would have only read and trusted in the Bible, this crime could and should have been avoided. Solomon wrote as recoded for...

A Serious Lack of Knowledge

God told the prophet Hosea, “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…,” Hosea 4:6. The more I talk to people, the more I realize that verse fits our day and time so well. A couple of years ago, I was talking to a man at a local hospital in Rabun County. As we studied...Continue reading