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Rural Viewpoints

Rural Viewpoints with Jimmy Cook



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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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I’m sure that most of my readers have heard about the preacher who asked a listener in his Sunday morning Service to wake up the sleeping man sitting beside him? The man relied, “Preacher, you come down here and wake him up! You put him to sleep!” there is more truth than fiction in his answer. Sunday after Sunday congregations are given Sominex Sermons which results in members going to sleep. Here is what the problem is: Preachers asleep in the pulpit put people to sleep in the pew. I heard this proverb recently: “People are cold in the pew because there is an ice cube in the pulpit.”

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Reading, Replaced By Modern Technology PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Saved by technology? Really? It may be more of a curse than a blessing. There was a time when both young and old Americans read for enjoyment, but the internet has put an end to much of that practice.  Many adults and youth have abandoned books and newspapers for the computer and the cell-phone. Though modern technology has become a blessing in numerous ways, it has also created more problems than solutions. Today’s youth are looking for a cell-phone with more features, not a book with a hardback cover. Reading requires thinking, and that is something the present generation prefers not to do. Even so called” progressive education” discourage critical thinking. In fact, seldom is it taught in today’s classroom.

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Who Is In Control of Your Life PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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All of us have but one life. No rewinds! We can mess it up or we can make it count for good. one of the big problems of day to day living has to do with who is in charge of one’s life.

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The Book I Recommend PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Recommending something is a risky business. There are multiplied millions of books on the market, but many of them are worthless, not fit to read.  I’ll stick with the book that I’ve read and known to be good and valuable for one to read.

I want to recommend the world’s best seller- the BIBLE. Here are some reasons I recommend it:

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The Beat Goes On! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Will there not be an end to soaring prices? Now it is happening to both gas and food. What is even worse is the gouging that is coming from both wholesalers and retailers. Recently, while traveling on US70 inside Lebanon, my wife and I stopped at a large grocery store to purchase an item. While there we purchased a box of crackers which was priced at $2.16. I remarked later that the four or five items which we eventually purchased seemed unusually high, resulting in my wife checking the receipt. Guess what? We were charged $3.19 for the crackers, not $2.16. I can’t help wondering how much of this goes on at the expense of food shoppers.

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