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As we honor our earthly fathers, we also worship and thank our heavenly Father, who is the Father of mercies (2 Corinthians 1:3), the Father of glory (Ephesians 1:17), and uniquely the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Christians have a special relationship with God the Father and His Son Jesus (John 17:3). Since God is our Father we can approach Him boldly (confidently, Hebrews 4:16), as Jesus taught us in the model prayer.

I’m sure you will agree that most of us humans have very peculiar and quirky personalities. It’s strange how we are easily influenced and persuaded in certain things, and stubborn as a mule about others. When it comes to admitting we are wrong in our views or that we are heading in the wrong direction, it doesn’t take long for us to reveal our contrary and rebellious attitudes.

The average farm pond can quickly become infested with unwanted vegetation or weeds. A weedy pond can be reclaimed with timely management considerations. Fall and spring are the best times to apply herbicides to control unwanted weed and algae populations. Herbicides should be applied after the water temperature reaches 60 degrees F.

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Kris Aaron stood atop the portico outside First Baptist Church late Thursday morning. He saw mountains in the background, Bristol in the foreground. “Bristol’s a nice community,” said Aaron. “This is a place where you can stay.” Come Sunday, June 16, at First Baptist Church in Bristol, Virginia, Aaron earns installment as the new senior pastor of the longtime church.

Mother’s Day has already taken place, and with Father’s Day right around the corner, I felt it needful to pay homage to these two crucial figures who so influenced my life, and I dare say, influenced yours as well.

Nearly everybody knows the song that goes, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world; Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” Do we believe and practice that significant truth?