“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”— John 1:12

Life is full of questions. Some of them are large and others are small. Some are very important and others are trivial. Some are passing curiosities that we ponder once and never give any more thought to, but others are important enough that they have provided the themes of our lives. These …

There is something to be said about a species of plant that enables us to enjoy a pretty, and sometimes fragrant bloom when most other plants have gone into their dormant stage.

Every third Sunday in October during the 1950s and 60s, my family and I would go the Thompson Reunion out from Mount Gilead.

On a recent Sunday, I took off with my wife, Laurie, for the North Carolina Zoo near Asheboro.

“And Paul said, I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains.”

The common persimmon in America is known by many names- Possum Apples, sugar plum, and just plain ‘simmons. The proper name or scientific name is Diospyros Virginian.

Did you know that the tulip is a member of the lily family and is closely related to the onion? Did You Know that the Tulip is the only cut flower that continues to grow in the vase, often adding up to three inches to its original length? Have you ever been told that “You can’t grow tulips i…

Have you ever had a day when you felt like throwing in the towel? You know the kind of day I am talking about — a day when it seems that you must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, a day that leaves you totally exhausted, crushed, and devastated.

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Here in the south many stately old oak trees still dot our landscapes. If not hampered by storms or man, these old oaks can live for hundreds of years. Why, some have lived up to a thousand years.

Mantids are ambush predators, the hunting cats of the insect world that sit and wait, surve- ying their surroun- dings for a potential meal. Their camouflage disguises resembling leaves and sticks are the perfect adaptation to hunting in the garden verge. Huge compound eyes contain 10,000 li…

We have fallen into fall quite quickly here in Lee County and that means a few things but among the important things are: harvest and soil sampling time. It’s a little quieter at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Soil Testing Lab given that many farmers around the state are wide…