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1 Samuel 3:1 ...Now in those days the word of the LORD was rare and visions were scarce (Berean Study Bible).   Unfortunately, during the priesthood of blind Eli, God had stopped speaking from the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies. Thus, denied the divine vision, the people perished...
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This wet, stormy July has had its perks: a bumper crop of mushrooms! If you’ve been anywhere outside your yard, you’ve probably seen this bright yellow fungus, it’s cheery, flower-like face pushing up amongst dead leaves. There is an orange variety, called cinnabar, and there’s even a black...
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Commonly called Heal-All or Self-heal, prunella vulgaris grows freely in fields and roadsides in our area. With a square stem, lavender flowers that look like a cluster of tiny orchids, and a delicate smell, Heal-all won’t be difficult to identify. It doesn’t get very tall, most of what I find...
There’s always something going on in Howell County if you know where to look. When my husband and I chose to make our home in the Ozarks five years ago, one of the biggest reasons why was how peaceful it seemed here compared to St. Louis. As the saying goes: in the city you ignore sirens and...
Revelation 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on...
No doubt you’ve seen this striking plant along roadsides, and perhaps wondered if it has any uses. Although it’s not something you’ll be serving at your next family dinner, its tremendous medicinal value combined with its easy availability makes it worth discussing in this column.  Easily...
Jeremiah 36:23 And when Judi (King Jehudi) had read three or four pages, he cut it with the penknife, and he cast it into the fire, that was upon the hearth, till all the volume was consumed with the fire that was on the hearth. (Douay-Rheims Bible) Censorship has been around for a very long...
Howell County News/Ann Hines
It’s harvest season! I haven’t even put in my garden yet, but I’ve put up several foods. After a deep freeze a few weeks ago, we’ve had ample rain and sunshine and the ground is bursting forth with tender green leaves and colorful flowers. I put up two batches of watercress pesto this week. I...
Matthew 7:12 All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets. Douay-Rheims Bible     Today, in our "woke culture" we hear the catch phrase, "Black Lives Matter." Then, as a knee-jerk reaction, everyone else who...
Matthew 27:45-46, 50-51, 54: Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 50And Jesus again crying with a...

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