August 2019

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The HUB 30A This Fall

The Summer is winding down and The HUB is looking forward to cooler weather, football season and the holidays! Football Although the cooler weather may take a while, football season is just around the corner! The HUB will showcase NFL pre-season games throughout the month of August on the Jumbotron and pavilion TVs. Make plans […]

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Life Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

By Kirk McCarley Years ago, regular television programming on one of the three then available channels was annually preempted, often on a February Sunday evening.  Schoolchildren rejoiced over delayed bedtimes. Families settled down in front of mostly black and white TV sets to view the cinematic masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz.  A plethora of elements defined […]

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A Pastor’s Ponderings

Not too long ago one had the occasion to go back to Rogers, Arkansas where one graduated from high school. Yes, it had changed. It was the first time one had been back in quite some time. Moving there after one’s father retired from the Air Force in 1970, the population of Rogers was just a little over 5,000. Today the […]

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Underwater Museum Launches Second Deployment

This summer, ten new sculptures were added to the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park. Recently named by TIME Magazine as one of 100 “World’s Greatest Places,” the UMA is the first presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)’s Art In Public […]

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Coastal Branch Library Presents Watercolors by Sharon and Robert Long 

As part of the Art in Public Places, artist Sharon Long will display her work at the Coastal Branch Library for the month of August. Sharon is a local watercolor artist, instructor, and publisher who has lived in the area for 30 years. Her specially designed palette system simplifies the process of creating rich, vivid […]

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The Christian Roots of Freedom, Liberty and the Founding of America

By Tim Norris For those who wish to look, one sees from the very beginning that the Bible was the one unifying principle in the founding of America. Pilgrims argued with the Puritans, Catholics fought with Protestants, Baptists with Methodists, and the list went on. But nearly everyone at the beginning believed the Bible was […]

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Did the Bible play a role in shaping the U. S. Constitution?   

The biblical concept of covenants gave rise to the Puritan-type covenants.   The Pilgrims began the process in the Mayflower Compact of 1620, which was done “in the name of God” in which they declared their purpose was ‘for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith”, they formed “ a civil […]

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