For those behind the scenes, on the stages, and — perhaps, most of all — in the “Taste” tents, I wish you peace, quiet, rest and relaxation. You deserve it.
For those of you that have never heard of a woman named Corrie Ten Boom and her remarkable family, it is truly a heart-breaking account of courage and sacrifice.
Twenty years ago we found ourselves trapped in traffic by thousands of bikers carrying half naked women of all shapes and sizes on the back of their hogs — their exposed rear ends glistening in the sunlight. Welcome to Myrtle Beach.
Action VFX was created in 2015 and is headquartered in Johnson City. The company creates a variety of special effects, such as explosions and fireballs, used in shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Scandal and Fear the Walking Dead.
We realize that technology is helping us in many different ways, but can we also consider that possibly that we are being drawn into a dimension that is having a negative effect on our mind and spirit? Take smart-phones for instance, they are literally becoming a part of us.
My faith in God started to wane in my teenage years. Or rather, I stopped caring if God was watching because I had a life to live. By the time I reached my 20th birthday, the question of whether or not a higher power existed began to creep into my thoughts.
There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.
Driving the streets of my old town, I was reminded of the 1968 movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" when they arrive in Vulgaria and find a land without children. But, instead of being imprisoned by an evil Baroness, our children are imprisoned in their own homes by a worse menace. The Internet, video games and cell phones.
Independence Day has always been a red-white-and-blue-letter day for my family.
KINGSPORT — What do the two demolished schools in the Fort Robinson neighborhood, local railroad history and church organ music have to do with each other or with education?
I have been asked if our pets go to heaven, and though no one really knows for sure, there are several examples in scripture that confirm there will definitely be animals in the next life. I for one certainly hope that I will see them again.
Two brown droplets floated up, twisting and turning as they took their places in a 76 year dance with death. When the reached the top, they spread into a rainbow pattern on the surface of the water, like so many before them. The droplets are referred to as 'The Black Tears of the Arizona.’
The same day my May 12 column about the Kingsport High School/old Fort Robinson School ran, I got an email from Dan Moneyhun. And, it seems that in the fall of 1968, Jean Price taught another kindergarten class at Surgoinsville Elementary, the first at our school. I thought ours was first.
There are a lot of things that get passed down in families, such as holiday traditions or physical traits. In my family, it’s broken bones before weddings.
Daniel Fisher is a volunteer with InnRoads Ministries, a non-profit organization founded by Luke Navarro of California and Mike Perna of New Jersey. The two men went to seminary together, were gaming friends and started the Game Store Prophets podcast in 2011.