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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Guilt By Association: Why Franklin Graham is Bad for My Church
As a Baptist minister, I wish to state that Mr. Graham does not speak for me, nor for a large, and rapidly growing segment in the broad stream of Christianity.
Why Churches Can't Do Ministry the Way They Used To
By: Dennis BickersIf they want to successfully impact a changing world for Jesus Christ, pastors and churches must continually reinvent themselves. Churches will either continue to reinvent themselves or they will die.
10 Things No Concealed Carrier Should Ever Do
By James England via concealednation.org There are way more than 10 things you should never do as a concealed carrier…or as a firearms owner in general. But we’ve decided to pick 10 extremely important ones. We’re not judging you if you do these things – we’re just saying it’s the opposite of responsible . . . 10. …
How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly
This article shows you how to do a tree stump removal without breaking your back. This stump removal method is safe and effective, and doesn’t require...
Leaves piling up? Here's how to properly dispose of them
Proper leaf disposal is better for the city's waste sorting system and can prevent flooding
Growing Together: How to select the best apple tree
There are lessons to be learned from Adam and Eve’s situation.First, when tempted to pick an apple, Honeycrisp would have been a more prudent choice. Second, when deciding among apple cultivars, a talking snake isn’t the best source of information. Spring is an excellent time to plant fruit trees.Consider...
What To Do About Beetle Kill Trees
CENTRAL SIERRA - Four years of drought have put tremendous stress on trees in California's forests, resulting in widespread mortality. While bark beetles are the primary cause of mortality for most pine and fir trees, other trees such as incense cedar and live oak are simply dying from lack of water. Extensive tree mortality is occurring in many areas across federal, state and private lands. The drought is most severe in the southern half of the state, but drought conditions in the northern…
Small Trees Help Orchard Reach 100 Years
When Hoyt Heller planted the first apple trees on his Luzerne County farm in 1919, little did he know he was establishing more than an orchard.
How to Read Sides for a Self-Tape + More From the Backstage Forums
You already know Backstage is the go-to for all information pertaining to your craft. But now, you have the chance to get involved with the Backstage Community Forum. Check out some of this week’s most interesting new topics and then fire up that keyboard!
How to Treat a Tree With Bark Torn Off the Trunk
Damaged trees that have bark torn off must be treated immediately if they are to be saved. Tree bark is like an external vascular system that carries fluid and nutrients that the tree needs to ...
Soil should be muddy when planting landscape trees
Plant landscape trees in wet soil and keep plant roots wet during planting. The soil should stay wet for the first couple of days while these plants are getting established.
Irish politics in another fine mess with “new Fianna Fail” on top
"You might ask -- aren't they the party of venal corruption that turned a blind eye to the rape of the Irish taxpayer by rapacious bankers and corrupt developers? Well yes, but..."
Gardening: Here are some reasons why Satsumas are such wonderful trees
Farm Bill should help Yakima Valley’s tree fruit industry
The latest Farm Bill provides a boost for agricultural research and marketing that will help the local tree fruit industry.
Lorain police, dog warden find 20 dogs in south side house
The Lorain Police Department and the Lorain County dog warden removed about 20 dogs July 17 from a house on the city’s south side.
Tree peonies produce beautiful, colorful flowers (if you follow this advice)
Here’s how to plant and care for the national flower of China.
Downed tree leaves more than 100 homes without power in Huntersville
More than 100 homes were still without power in Huntersville Monday morning after a tree fell in the area.
Why are leaves falling off trees so early in Pennsylvania?