Being Courageous

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Have you ever considered where courage comes from?  One definition of courage is stated as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”   I’ve

2019 Weather Review

2019 Weather Recap for Olive Branch and DeSoto County To say that 2019 was a wet year would be an understatement for sure. I recorded 87.17″ of rain during the year which is 33.5″ above the normal of 53.67″. We

What will 2020 Hold for You ?

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Sometimes I’ll channel surf some of the “religious” channels to hear what’s being said by preachers. I always get a kick out of watching those preachers who tend to prophesy over their congregation, moving them

A Christmas Story

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Chapter One Tired, and still fuming about “that jerk” in traffic that had flipped him off, Kevin fumbled in the dark at the front door for his house key, certain he’d grabbed the right key

Childhood Beliefs

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Have you ever considered the parallels between Santa and Jesus?  They’re quite obvious I know, but humor me.  They both are constantly watching us. They both know when we’ve been good or bad. They reward

An America Without Christ

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Regarding the Christmas Holiday Season we are in, I was reflecting on this somber thought;  What if Jesus had not come to earth?  What if the Father had changed His mind and saved only His

We Need More Nice People

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Let’s say that you are a huge fan of singer Ronnie Dunn, one half of the famous country music duo Brooks and Dunn. So much so that you decide to start up a Ronnie Dunn Fan Club. You acquire

A Time Once Again For Unity

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch Let’s revisit this column from last year in light of the current proceedings on Capital Hill. It is not meant to be political, but more about what our responses should be from a biblical standpoint

Putting The “Give” In Thanksgiving

Horn Lake, Ms Thanksgiving came early for 30 families in Southaven and Horn Lake today thanks to some great neighbors. Members of the Horn Lake Masonic Lodge 617 spent Saturday morning preparing Thanksgiving baskets for families that needed a little

Judgement Is Coming

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch This country has never looked as it does today. Growing up in the 50’s in Missouri, every business in my hometown of Cape Girardeau was closed on Sunday. It was called the Blue Law, and