Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  — Ephesians 2:10. The last week of school was packed with all kinds of exciting activities for my kids. Getting them up and going wasn’t ...

Jan Allbritton After a couple of days with no eggs, I decided that I should check the nest mid-afternoon. I went out to the henhouse and stepped up on the roost so that I could see into the nest. As I leaned toward the nest, something gray appeared to fly away from the nest. At ...

Father’s are very special people.  It is tough being a godly, loving and supportive father in today’s world.  God’s Bible says, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” As fathers, God has blessed us with children so we can point ...

“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always.” — Psalm 105:4. Several weeks ago, Mike was forced to do our grocery shopping. That’s one thing that I dread doing, and poor Mike always gets stuck doing the shopping. On this specific trip, I had asked Mike to pick up fast breakfast food ...

We had a gully washer at our home Saturday night. We knew it was coming because Baby, the teacup Chihuahua, was barking and whimpering. Baby has learned to be deathly afraid of storms because our Jack Russell, Daisy, is seriously frightened of them. When Daisy hears thunder, she heads under the deck or somewhere near ...

It is hard to believe school is over.  Jesus Christ has blessed and protected our schools this year.  We thank God for all of the school workers.  We thank Jesus Christ for watching over all the students and their families this year. This summer all these students will be home and around town.  A lot ...

“Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right.” Ecclesiastes 8:5 Time is often a precious commodity in the Stephens house. This past week was no exception. We had a zillion, or so it felt, things going on. I was ...

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” — Proverbs 31:28. I woke up to little whispers trying to wake up their dad. Secretly, they had planned breakfast in bed for me on Mother’s Day.. I’m very thankful that Mike got up to make an eatable breakfast. (I ...

May 1, 2013 Newspaper   Freed By Christ by Pastor Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church – Diboll   How can you have peace in your heart and spirit with all the tragedy and crisis our nation has experienced in the last couple of weeks?  The only way to find and have that peace you are ...

CIA comes to DHS Thursday, May 2, 2013 Diboll High School recently had their first ever Christians in Action meeting. “Small crowd for the first time, but it’s getting better,” said Hunter McLeroy, CIA president and founder. Christians in Action is looking for donations and support to help get the club going. “All money eventually ...