Category: Viewpoints

Telemedicine: Just What the Doctor Ordered

With its friendly people, low tax rates and excellent higher education system, all Texans can agree that Texas is a great place to call home and raise a family. And many from other states are now catching on as well. As Texas becomes a leader in many industries, businesses are flocking to the state and with them come thousands of new Texas families. And now, both long-time Texas residents and newcomers alike have the great fortune of experiencing another benefit of Texas living – better access to affordable healthcare.  On Feb. 27, Sen. Charles Schwertner introduced a telemedicine bill...

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It Seems To Me – God’s Strange Work

God granted an extremely rare privilege to Moses in Exodus 34:6-7, “Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” (NASU) God’s first inclination is always toward mercy (not giving us punishment deserved) and grace (giving us blessing that is undeserved).  However, as this passage indicates, punishment will eventually come to the guilty (unless reconciliation is sought through Jesus)....

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It Seems to Me – Rebellion

The book of Micah is a marvelous book.  Few passages of Scripture are better known than Micah 6:8 which adorn the alcove of religion in the reading room of the Library of Congress, “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?” (NASU) Even though it is a relatively short book, less than six pages in my Bible, it is brimming with prophecies of the promised Messiah. Several of these prophecies speak about the majestic and omnipotent...

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Hope to Health: The Benefits of Blueberries and Carrots!

Blueberries are one of those fruits that ward off diseases. They are small but filled with tons of nutrients.  Blueberries are one of the few fruits that can be frozen without causing damage to any of the anthocyanin antioxidants.  It is also known to improve memory, regulate blood sugar, lowers oxidative stress in nerve cells, promotes urinary tract health, improves antioxidant health in every area of the body, supports healthy blood pressure, high in phytonutrients, anti-aging, protects retina from oxidative damage, anti-cancer benefits for breast, colon, esophagus, and small intestines, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, and reduces belly fat.  This exceptional fruit can be added to smoothies, salads, parfaits, eaten alone, and even added to juices.  They are great in a smoothie after a workout because it has a lot of good carbs.  So, next time you pass by a blueberry farm or some good ones at the store, be sure to pick them up and get to snacking.  Be mindful that they mold quickly so pay attention when you are buying.  Check to make sure they are not already molded before leaving the store. Carrots are one of those vegetables that are packed with nutrients. They are also good in about anything.  You can juice them, add the juice to smoothies, bake with them, add to salad, eat as a snack, or eat as a side with any meal.  They are...

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Dear Editor: Fairfield Soccer FC Needs Your Help Now!

Dear Editor, Fairfield Soccer FC needs your help Now! Dear Editor, Fairfield Soccer FC needs your help Now! We are getting ready to kick off our spring soccer season and we need help from the community.  This is our second year as our own and it has been a great reward to be a part of something from the ground up.  We began this journey to provide soccer to all those in Fairfield school district. As many may or may not know, we started our own league last year and we started from nothing.  We parted ways with Freestone county soccer association and created Fairfield Soccer FC which caters to the kids if Fairfield. It has been a struggle at times but we have great people on our team; working to create an association that is all about the kids.   We truly thank God that we have made it into our 4th season but we need your help to keep this going.    We are looking for sponsors for our soccer teams.   The name of your business will go on the back of jerseys for a $150 sponsorship.    We also have some other areas that we need your help.  We would like to put up a fence along Hwy 84 across from the park.  This will really help the safety of our kids playing on those...

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