Ann Leach: Mastermind group helps prepare for success
As you read this, I am in an all-day VIP session with two business coaches on my mentor's team. We're sequestered in their Myrtle Beach office strategizing about what will need to happen this year in order for me to meet my business goals and up-level my business and my life.
Ann Leach: Both dark and light should be honored
Are we never satisfied, even when it's good? And can we really do anything to change the weather?
Craig Tally: Helping others takes simple tenacity
The writer Anne Perry in her novel "A Christmas Odyssey" presents a tale about ruined and repulsive lives and the select few who seek to rescue such lives from this dark and hopeless condition.
Rich Brown: Local Methodist church gets national recognition for judo club
Chris Sloan, pastor of Christ's Community United Methodist Church, said it was about two years ago that a member of his congregation approached him about starting a judo club ministry.
Rich Brown: Carthage congregation looking to grow beyond school gym
The congregation is hoping to get into a more permanent location in the near future, said Tim Stark, pastor, who has helped establish two other churches and a Christian school.
Ann Leach: Be ready for plans to go differently
It's a new year, which means it's time to lose weight, quit smoking, make more money, travel the world, buy a boat, be kinder and all the other top 10 goals that the majority of us promise ourselves -- and God -- that we will strive for in this year.
Rich Brown: Joplin woman's new book making way to Haiti orphanage
Theresa Allen's new book, "Letters from God," might more appropriately be titled "Inspiration from God."
Craig Tally: Grief can be a healthy gift
Grief is defined as keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. It is a universal experience.
Rich Brown: Crisis Center helps at Christmastime and all year long
It was a typical Christmas day this past Wednesday at the Carthage Crisis Center, a faith-based ministry geared toward the homeless.
Ann Leach: Your presence is also a Christmas present
At this time of year, I reflect on the true meaning of the Christmas story and what it symbolizes for my life.
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