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How to stop a gossip

“Rumor has it…” What is it about having the edge on juicy information? What drives people to be the first to have and share some inside information? If someone starts off a sentence with, “Guess what I heard?” you had better be careful to check that information as truth before sharing it. Why is it we love rumors and gossip? What is even more ironic is that they are both forms of lies. If Satan is the father of all lies (John 8:44) then why do people, Christians especially, run to them sometimes like moths to a flame?

A Lenten reflection

When my father died I was devastated. I was relatively young, as was he, and we were close — even though my parents were divorced and I lived with my mother in another community. The loss was enough to cause me to register shock. One of my coping devices is to compartmentalize, which I did in this case. As a result, I did not have to deal with my emotions until much later.

Conviction verses condemnation

God does not work in condemnation, guilt, and shame. He doesn’t say, “Shame on you” but “shame OFF you.” Condemnation, guilt, and shame are tools of Satan meant to tear you apart. Satan is a thief and his goal is to steal, kill, and destroy your life (John 10:10a).

Lions deal with parity, not panic

The more I hear the question, “What is going on with UAPB?” the simpler the answer is to me — even when a lot of things have occurred that have brought the Arkansas-Pine Bluff football team to its current situation.

Top five SEC stadiums

LITTLE ROCK — Capacity at Baton Rouge or Tuscaloosa, you can't tell the difference from the pressbox. Loud is loud and whether it's Tiger Stadium or Bryant-Denny, a full house dwarfs the population of every city in Arkansas except Little Rock.

Headliners miss all-star game

LITTLE ROCK — A student at "Dear N-L-R-H-S," I paid to watch Little Rock Central play football against a highly touted out-of-state opponent. The Tigers won, part of a 33-game winning streak. Whether they beat Istrouma, La., or Paducah, Ky., is foggy, but to see the best against the best was reason enough to cross the Arkansas River.