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Romans 4:3 - "What does Scripture say? 'Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.'" But how do we know that Abraham believed God, and what exactly is faith? By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, OBEYED AND WENT, even...
The Willow Springs 2024 Alumni Celebration has come and gone.  We had the highest attendance so far with three hundred plus enjoying their time together.  Lots of high school stories were heard and much reminiscing was going on.  It was great to see alumni from Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas...
Psalms 50:22 - Listen to this, you that ignore me, or I will destroy you, and there will be no one to save you.   There are natural situations in everyday life that demand our immediate attention to avoid imminent destruction. That's why tornado sirens and bright flashing lights on police...
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I love it when a good story links with earlier chapters, when we see the author weaving events together to create an epic story.     Three decades ago a dedicated group of patrons set out to raise money to replace Pack Memorial Library with this beautiful building we have now.  Part of that...
A recent post from the Willow Springs Schools social media page showed two students who competed and won the State Skills USA Drone competition. Testing their skills in FAA Commercial Drone Pilot information and skill Jeffrey Brasier and Clayton Wake are now eligible for the National competition...
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of...
At the Capitol, we are heading into the final weeks of our spring legislative session.  Again this year, the final few weeks of spring session will be our busiest.  This past week, the Senate began reviewing the 2024-2025 Missouri budget.  The budget process starts in the House, and when approved...
Ephesians 5:11 - Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.   Recently, I witnessed a ridiculous display of sacrilege in a large church that is renowned in our local Ozark region. I have a right to speak about their shameful behavior because I grew up in...
Over the last four years, progressive advocates pushing to defund the police have gotten their wish as resources have moved away from policing, toward social work, while making it more difficult for law enforcement to do their job. Along the way, a predictable thing happened: crime went up...
The 73rd annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 2, in the People’s Park Pavilion in West Plains from noon to 1:00p.m. The specific areas of prayer include: praise and thanksgiving to God, prayers for our government (national, state and local), the workplace and the economy,...

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