Liberty Leader Newspaper Febuary 2018

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February 2018

The Liberty Leader Newspaper

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The Liberty Leader

Free Community Paper By The Community And For The Community

Serving Liberty, Staley, Snow Camp, Julian, Climax, Ramseur & Franklinville

Free Monthly Newspaper February 2018 Events Calendar February 10th Lady and Tramp Pg. 10 18th-23rd Encounters Pg. 6 19th & 26th Town Council 24th BBQ Pg.17 24th Banquet & Auction Pg. 9 24th 100t Anniversary Pg. 16 Future Dates BBQ March 10 Pg 4 Craft Show March 10 pg 6 Rotary Raffle March 17 pg 25 Vision Quest March 31st April 7th pg.19 Craft Show March 31st pg. 3 Next Edition

Liberty Town Council MeetingNew Time Set The Town council has voted to move the the Work Session and Town Council meetings to 5:30pm on February 19th and 26th on a trial basis. The Public is invited to these meetings. They would like your feedback to determine if this should be a permanent change. Would a 5:30pm meeting opposed to a 7:30pm meeting time work better for you and your business? Please let the The Town Hall know your thoughts, opinions, or concerns regarding the meeting time change at: Town Hall offices: 336-622-4276 or email: The Town Manager at

March 2nd Friday Deadline February 23rd Friday

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TICKETS, TICKETS, GET YOUR TICKETS!!! The Annual Liberty Chamber of Commerce Banquet is happening this month! Saturday February 24, 2018. Join us for an exciting evening of dinner, dancing, silent and live auction and of course awards. Find out who among the business community will be awarded business of the year, business person of the year, volunteer of the year and the church of the year. It will once again be held at the locally owned and operated “The Roost at Butler Farm”. A delicious dinner catered by “Simply Southern” will be provided. A menu will consist of Prime Rib and Marinated Chicken, new potatoes, vegetable medley, specialty salad, yeast roll, tea or lemonade and desert. Wine and Beer will be available. A great selection of dance and dinner music will be provided by DJ Brian Saunders. Join us for fun and fabulous dancing. We will also host a silent auction and some phenomenal items will go up for live auction. Be prepared to bid! Tickets are available for purchase from any Chamber Board Member for $35.00. Get yours soon! Tickets are going fast. Seating is limited and we will sell out! For more information: visit or call (336) 622-4937.

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Gwen Taylor - Owner / Preparer 728 S Greensboro St, Liberty Ph 336-622-5722

To the greater Liberty Community,

TYSON NIXON AWARDED MANAGER OF THE YEAR! On January 24, Tyson Nixon was awarded the 2017 NC Central Market Location Manager of the Year for his performance with Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty. This will begin his 11th year as the Funeral Home Manager and says, “he can think of no better way to start off 2018!” L o f l i n Funeral Home of Liberty is one of 18 funeral homes in central North Carolina affiliated with Dignity Memorial, a nationwide association of funeral homes, cemeteries and cremation providers. During the course of 2017, Tyson was compared regularly with his peers on a variety of metrics regarding how well the funeral home is operated and managed. One of the most important metrics is how families judge the service and care they have received from Tyson and his staff during their time of loss. Dignity Memorial received the highest honor in customer service that JD Power and Associates can bestow, which is their President’s Award. It has been given to only a very select few companies in the history of JD Power and it is within that atmosphere of excellence, that Tyson Nixon was recognized as 2017 Manager of the Year. Tyson stated, “This award may not be properly named because of what it takes to obtain such a recognition, it takes a team effort, this is truly an award for the entire staff at Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty. Great Job! I thank you all and I am so proud to be part of such a great family and community!”

On behalf of the Liberty Association of Churches please hear a big “THANK YOU!!” for your help in our ministry through The Bargain Shop and The Emergency Assistance Office and Food Pantry. Our thanks go to several area churches, school groups, civic clubs, fraternal organizations, grocery stores and other businesses, Boy Scouts, Liberty Police and Fire Departments, and individuals who constantly help keep our Food Pantry stocked to help the hungry in our community. In 2017 we assisted 1,284 adults and 608 children living in 731 households by distributing 32,194 lbs. of staple food and produce. (That’s an average of 61 households helped per month and over 2,600 lbs of food distributed per month!) Some details on food coming into the pantry in 2017: Staple Food Donations: 13,171.9 lbs. Produce Donations: 414.2 lbs. Staple Food Purchased: 7,912.6 lbs. Produce Purchased: 1,268.2 lbs. (mostly potatoes) Food (purchased or donated) 13,193.5 through Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina at minimal or no cost (To put numbers in perspective, 3 cans of green beans, 2 cans of corn, a can of peas or tomatoes, a box of spaghetti pasta and jar of sauce, 2 cans of fruit, a bag of rice, a bag of pintos, 3 cans of meat, 2 cans of pork and beans, a box of corn bread mix, a box of macaroni and cheese, a box of cereal, a jar of peanut butter, and a jar of jelly would weigh at least 20 lbs!) Area residents with a Liberty address or phone number can ask for food assistance once every 30 days by interview with our all-volunteer staff on Monday and Thursday afternoons (2:00 – 5:00 pm) in our office in the Bargain Shop building at 329-B West Bowman Avenue. How can you help? Financial donations marked for the “Food Fund” – they go into a dedicated account strictly for needed food purchases. Share produce from your garden in summer or plant an extra row or two for the food pantry. Purchase rice or pintos in bulk or help us repackage them into 1 lb. bags. Contact pantry staff about needed items to purchase on a one-time or regular basis. Support food drives by community groups. Bring plastic shopping bags doubled to use in food distribution. Volunteer to pack food for distribution on Monday or Thursday afternoons. Again, many thanks for the longstanding and heart-warming support to our Liberty Food Pantry!

Submitted by: Tabitha Schenkel

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David Hobson, LAC VicePresident Emergency Office and Food Pantry Coordinator LAC Emergency Assistance Office: 336 622 8312 Email:

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219 S GREENSBORO ST, LIBERTY, NC 27298 | 336-715-1500 *This is an optional tax refund-related loan from BofI Federal Bank, Member FDIC; it is not your tax refund. Loans are offered in amounts of $500, $750, $1250 or $3000. Approval and loan amount based on expected refund amount, ID verification, eligibility criteria, and underwriting. If approved, funds will be loaded on a prepaid card and the loan amount will be deducted from your tax refund, reducing the amount that is paid directly to you. Tax returns may be e-filed without applying for this loan. Fees for other optional products or product features may apply. Limited time offer. Available at participating locations. Not offered in Puerto Rico. HRB Maine License No.: FRA2. See for details. Š2017 HRB Tax Group, Inc.

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The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery 5546 NC Hwy 49N- Liberty, NC 27298 Phone: (336)622-3720 Tue - Sat 10am-5pm

Find The Perfect Gift At The Gallery Jewelry, Local Pottery, Wreaths, Baskets, Painted Glasswares, Metal & Glass Garden Decor, Metal Bottle Trees and more. Barn Quilts: You pick your pattern or color and choose from our in house stock, 2’x2’, 3’x3’ or 4’x4’

The Liberty Artisan & Craft Gallery 5546 NC Hwy 49N- Liberty, NC 27298 Phone: (336)622-3720 Tue - Sat 10am-5pm

We Ship via UPS

Kids ‘R’ Us 304 W Swannanoa Ave. Liberty, NC. 336-622-3033

February 4th Sunday 2-4pm

We Accept UPS Drop-Off Packages FREE! We accept: * ARS (Authorized Return Service) * RS (Return Service) * Internet (

Guaranteed Delivery or Your Money Back! Free Package Tracking Free Coverage on Packages with $100 or Less DV

BBQ Supper Hickory Grove UMC

Mar.10 Sat. 5:00 till 8:00.

"Hummingbirds HOW TO'S" by Wanda Quinn of Windy Hill Day-lilies Free at Earth-fare 2965 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, Hosted by triad Daylily Fans. Plant Sale Handout Lt

Ref. 336-456-4509 Public Daylily Flower Show 6/2/18

Eat in or Take out Silk Hope Liberty Rd

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Liberty Farm and Garden

Southern States Dealer Feed, Fencing, Fertilizer, Seed, Farm supplies, Garden Supplies and much much more!

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Liberty Hardware 130 W Swannanoa Ave. Liberty, NC. 27298 336-622-4701

Introducing to Liberty “The Pot People” Hand Crafted from the NC. Mountains

PH: 336-622-2560

4739 NC Highway 49 N, Liberty, NC. 27298

Stop by the Liberty Bargain Shop Thrift Store! Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM 329 W. Bowman Avenue Liberty, NC 27298 Extra parking in the lot just past the store Proceeds from the Bargain Shop Thrift Store are used to fund the Emergency Assistance Program sponsored by the Liberty Association of Churches.

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Encounter Revival Schedule In Our Area :

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Encounter Revival

Feb 4 to Feb 9 Parks Crossroads Christian Church Ramseur NC Sunday 9:30 and 10:30 and Concert at 2:00pm Mon to Fri 7pm

Fellowship Baptist Church

February 18-23 Sunday morning at 10:50am Monday- Friday 7pm

Feb 11 to 16 Spoons Chapel Christian Church Asheboro NC Sunday 11am and Mon to Fri 7pm Feb 18 to 23 Fellowship Baptist Church Siler City NC Sunday 10:50am Mon to Fri 7pm

For more details contact the church at (919)663-3835

Feb 25 to March 2 Faith Baptist Church & Faith Christian School Ramseur NC Sun 10:30am 1:30pm Concert Wed to Fri 7pm

120 Fellowship Church Rd. Siler City, NC. 27344

Pancake Supper 6pm-8pm Bethany UMC You Are Invited Bethany United Methodist Church 6151 Bethany Way, Staley Any Donations are forwarded to Bethany UMC and Liberty Assoc. of Churches

1st Spring Craft Show American Legion Post #81 Hotdog - BBQ - Bake Sale 604 S. Greensboro St. Liberty, NC. 27298 Saturday March 10th, 2018 9am - 3:30pm Hotdog Plate - 2 Hotdogs, Chips, Dessert, Drink…$5.00 BBQ Plate - Roll, Slaw, Chips, Dessert, Drink…$6.00 If you would like a booth it is $20 per space and they are 10x10 Spaces. If you would like a booth please contact

Cary Mcmasters @ 336-707-8177 or email

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Revival is a spiritual work of the Lord and cannot be arranged by man. Encounter Revival Ministries offers week-long meetings of spiritual emphasis that help provide believers and new-comers with a time for concentrated focus on the teachings of the Bible, allowing extended time in one's life to seek the face of God and allow Him to provide revival. Our goals in coming to your church or school are: • To share the truths of spiritual awakening, renewal and vitality through the clear and practical teaching of the Word of God. • To uplift the soul through music that glorifies God, touches the heart and motivates the listener to respond in obedience to God. • To encourage believers to honestly examine their lives and obediently deal with any sin that God exposes for cleansing and victory. • To provide teaching and applications that strengthen the home and family. • To bring believers together in the unity of the local church for greater impact in the community. • To assist believers in establishing spiritual disciplines necessary for spiritual growth and usefulness. • To share the good news of Jesus Christ to those who do not know

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So What Is This South Eastern Karate About Authentic Martial Arts Training Extending beyond Self-Defense, our students strive for perseverance, integrity, and excellence in all areas of life. Serving North Carolina for over 35 years! Call now 919-663-2696 It has been operating two schools in central North Carolina, South Eastern Karate Association teaches Korean martial arts to adults and children, men and women, in Siler City and Liberty. Students range from 5-year-old white belts (beginners) to high-ranking black belts of retirement age. The Siler City school opened as a branch of Master Yu's Taekwondo school in Greensboro in 1982. The school became South Eastern Karate in 1996, reflecting the leadership role that Master Jolly had assumed, with the encouragement of Master Yu. The Liberty branch of South Eastern Karate opened its doors in 1997. Their approach is … South Eastern Karate teaches self-defense using the Moo Duk Kwan system of emptyhanded martial arts. Instruction emphasizes confidence, physical fitness and selfdiscipline. The school is directed by Master Peggy Petty Jolly, a 7th-degree black belt (7th Dan), who believes students should always come to training with an open mind and work as hard as they can. Master Mark Ellington, a 6th-degree black belt, became Head Instructor of the Main School in 2016. He then became a Master Instructor in 2017 and continues the teaching and tradition learned under Master Jolly. Why Train…… Students train for different reasons — exercise, self-defense, confidence and even fellowship. But, no matter what their reasons for training, all are equal in class. All dress alike. All struggle physically. All make mistakes. And all help each other improve. To make training available to as many as possible, membership fees are kept low, compared to many other schools, and the school works with families to accommodate special circumstances. On occasion, children may be sponsored by the school. Advancing in the Ranks…. Promotion examinations are generally held four times each year — often in March, June, September and December — at the school in Siler City. Since its inception, more than 150 black belts have been awarded by Master Jolly and the South Eastern Karate Association. Over the years, students have included a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, a college strength and conditioning coach, dozens of law enforcement personnel and the leader of a local economic development agency. About the Liberty School Located on the third floor of 114 W Swannanoa Avenue in downtown Liberty, the Liberty school has been serving the Randolph County community since 1997.Classes are held every Monday and Thursday evening — with a class primarily for children and teens from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Members of the association may attend any class offered at either school.

Children's Taekwondo We accept children as young as six years old to begin building the foundational skills they need to develop physical strength and control, as well as to learn and practice character traits such as self-confidence, positive attitudes, and perseverance.

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

Pictured above is two of the students that received their orange belt in January. I asked both kids what is one thing they like about being at this school. Joseph Dickens stated, “I like how fast the are “, with a huge smile from ear to ear. Rylee Britt shared, “The thing I like about Karate is when you have belt tests because they are fun an exciting”

Teen Taekwondo Taekwondo offers exceptional physical and mental benefits to teens as they work toward improved physical strength, self-control, selfdiscipline, and self-confidence. Academic excellence is also a priority for students as they advance.

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South Eastern Karate Association

Serving Liberty for Nearly 25 Years Starting New Students Any Time Ages 5 to Adult No hidden fees or contracts required $45 per month (family discount available) 114 West Swannanoa Ave. Liberty NC (3rd floor)

Moo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do Call 919-548-5689 for information

Adult Taekwondo Adults of all ages stand to benefit from what Taekwondo has to offer. You will find a welcoming community of like-minded individuals who are in the pursuit of improving their physical and mental health while learning techniques for self-defense.

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336-669-4075 THANK YALL’


Coble's Pressure Washing 232 N. Greensboro St. Liberty, NC 27298

(336) 622-2248

211 West Swannanoa Ave | 336.622.7900 | Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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Do you know about Gold Park?

It is comprised of 24 acres located near downtown Hillsborough. There is a river walk, greenway trail that is also the Mountains to Sea Trail, that follows the Eno River and a railroad, complete with bridges and an occasional Amtrak train. Along the river walk trail there is a Bee Hotel. It is set up to draw and support all kinds of bees that are finding it difficult to survive. It will be occupied this spring and summer. We also found a live vine structure that our whole group could go into at once. It was very unusual and beautiful. The connector trail goes on toward the Occoneechee Orange Speedway. It is a dirt track where, from 1948 – 1968, NASCAR races were run and won by Richard Petty’s father and brother and himself! Many more drivers and old cars are listed on the plaque. The track and stands are still there and make for a fine day of walking enjoyment. Earth Visions always sets up a walk/hike for New Year’s Day. This year was exceptionally cold and windy. But courageous folks, from age 5 to age 76, drove from Jamestown and all around to join us. After our walk/hike, everyone brought out food for a grand picnic spread. There were plenty of tables to choose from. We welcomed the hot drinks we had! Everyone enjoyed the day and found that there was a new park to visit. Novella & Sam Kennedy-336 622 1844.

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Green Acres Small Engine 2530 NC Hwy 49 N. Ramseur, NC 27316 (336) 622-0389

November & December Special 10% off In-stock Chainsaw Bars & Chains New lower prices on bar & chain oil Come check out our clearance section End of season deals, Overstock bars, Pre-owned bar & chain combos SALE on New and Used Chainsaws

Shrub trimming. Debris removal. Tree trimming and removal. Mulch. Gravel. Etc. Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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Randolph Community College Reveals Renovated Photography Facility Randolph Community College opened its renovated Photographic Technology facility on Wednesday, drawing a crowd of over 200 to the ribbon cutting and open house at the Asheboro Campus. Attendees included members of the College’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Board, elected officials, members of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce, the Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, college personnel, former instructors, and alumni of the program. Because of the cold weather, RCC President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. welcomed the crowd inside the facility’s largest photo bay. After presentations, the crowd filed outside for a ribbon cutting in front of the new entrance, which features large glass doors and windows leading to a photo gallery. “This program is renowned as one of the top photography programs in America,” said Dr. Shackleford. “Technology in photography has changed just as dramatically as technology everywhere else. We have made it our intention to be out in front of the changes.” He said in order to do that, the College had to do three things: upgrade the curriculum, upgrade the equipment, and upgrade the facility. The new facility includes 1,400 square feet of added space, for a total square footage of 13,655. Suzanne Rohrbaugh, RCC vice president for instructional services, said the new and renovated spaces include eight multimedia editing suites, renovated classrooms, a dark room, a mat cutting room, a digital print lab, a student commons, and a new equipment checkout area. Technology upgrades to printers, computers, wireless access, security cameras, and digital displays for information and student work have also been included. “This new facility will allow our faculty experts to foster student learning in specialized environments,” said Rohrbaugh, “so that students can explore and discover their talents like never before, sharpening their skills as they develop their craft.” Kevin Eames, department head for Photographic Technology, said the renovated facility provides specialized spaces for each of the program’s disciplines: Commercial Photography, Photojournalism, and Portrait Studio Management. “The new layout is very engaging for students and visitors,” he said. “Students will be very, very proud to say I came from this space,” he said. The $2.4 million construction project was funded from a combination of state funds and support of Randolph County via the ¼-cent sales tax referendum. State equipment funds were used to update technology and equipment for the facility. For more information on the Photographic Technology program at Randolph Community College, visit

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The Firefighter in Us By: Andy Clapp

Imagine calling the fire department. Your house in flames. Your horrors being realized in the incineration of all that you own, of all that you have worked for, of all of your memories. Now, imagine this. Imagine when you called the fire department, they responded “Well, we are busy right now, so we cannot help you.” What if they said, “We are uncomfortable with your neighborhood, so we aren’t going to be able to come there to help you”? Imagine, just for a moment, if they said, “There’s a game on right now. We will try to get there after its over.” What would our response be? I can tell you. We would be livid. We would complain, get an attorney, prepare a lawsuit. Such an attitude and lack of response would not be tolerated. Fortunately for us, we never have to worry about the above scenario. Our local firefighters are committed to fighting fires and ensuring the safety of our community. But, are we? Are we committed to saving others from the fire? Jude is one of the shortest books of the Bible. At the conclusion of Jude’s letter, Jude gives insights to those who would read this letter. The words are an exhortation to believers, reminding them of what we are to do, how we are to conduct ourselves. In the closing verses, Jude writes, “save others by snatching them from the fire; have mercy on others but with fear, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” (Jude 23 HCSB) Even today, such a calling is upon us. We are called to be firefighters, taking the training we have in the Word of God and putting it into motion, risking it all for others to find the salvation that is found in the cross of Christ. But what is our normal response? “Well, that’s the pastor’s job.” Sometimes we use the excuse, “I have other things to do” or “I don’t want to offend anyone”. There is also the excuse, “Well, I am uncomfortable with those people and that area.” All the while, those whose lives are teetering on the verge of eternal separation from Christ are wondering why we just carry on with our lives without sharing the salvation we have been given. We are firefighters. We are given the understanding of God to help others find the cross, to be rescued from the fire of hell, to be introduced to a Savior who died to save them from that eternal destination. We would be horrified if the firefighters chose not to answer the call. We would be angry if they said they had something better to do and we lost everything due to their lack of response. The question is – do we have the same level of disdain for ourselves when we deny our calling? Do we have the same level of concern for those who could lose everything for eternity if they do not know Jesus? Jude said for us to snatch them away from the fire, now will we do it?

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Volunteers Needed for Hospice of Randolph County If you are looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life and give back to our community, we have the perfect opportunity! As services continue to grow across the county, Hospice of Randolph County has an urgent need for patient volunteers that provide companionship to hospice patients at their home, in local skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, or at the Randolph Hospice House. These volunteers spend time sitting with patients, reading to them or even watching a favorite TV show together. Lisa Huffman, HRC’s Volunteer Coordinator shared, “Our volunteers provide companionship, emotional support and an extra hand to the patients and families we serve at Hospice of Randolph County. The love and care they give to these patients and families is indispensable.” Hospice of Randolph County is also looking for additional office & clerical volunteers to help out at the Administration Building during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Those interested in volunteering in one of these areas are required to attend a special one-day training event on Saturday, February 3, in order to learn more about the organization and valuable role of volunteers. The training session will be from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at our Administrative Office located at 416 Vision Drive in Asheboro. Lunch as well as materials will be provided free of charge. Pre-registeration is required. To preregister and schedule an interview with Lisa Huffman (or) Ellen Hill, please call 336-672-9300 or Email at: or

Janet P Hill Broker, GRI

Homes-Land-Rental-Mini Storage Call us For All Your Real Estate Needs 255 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

Jessica H Foster Broker

430 N Greensboro Street Liberty, NC 27298 Phone: 336-795-0052 Open: M-F 9 AM to 6 PM SAT. 9 AM to 1 PM

$10 in over the counter merchandise with any new or transferred. in this Coupon towith you to Bring this Bring coupon Pharmacy. Receive $10Liberty store credit on OverFamily the Counter items for each New or Transferred prescription


(not valid with other offers. Other restrictions may apply) (can be used for up to 5 new or transferred prescriptions)

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 17 - DECEMBER 7 LET US HELP YOU CHOOSE THE BEST MEDICARE PLAN Medicare Plans Change every year. We can save you over $1,100 a year by helping you choose the Medicare plan that covers your medications the best, giving you a month by month estimate of your medication costs for the whole year (based on current medication list)

Limit of one offer per visit per the coupon. Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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Time For Leaves To Be Cleaned up

Call 336-736-4823 Now offering pressure washing Now Owned & Operated By Alan Perkins


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The 100 Man Project, Inc. has been busy making plans for the new calendar year of 2018. April will be a thank you dinner for the volunteers of this organization (paid for by donating members not donations from the public). The Reading Contest at the Liberty Elementary School and Liberty Library will be awarding Tablets at the end of the school year. The Dental Clinic will be held in October this year for those who qualify for the services. As always we are in need of volunteer drivers for our C.A.R.S. program; if you have a few free hours a month we would appreciate your assistance. You may contact our president, Tom Meacham at 336-622-1998 for more information. Your reward will be greater than you could ever imagine.

Community Area Ride Service

COMMUNITY AREA RIDE SERVICE (C.A.R.S.) A local non-profit organization based in Liberty. We offer transportation for residents of Liberty or Staley or folks that have a 622-Telephone exchange to medical facilities, social services or nursing homes.

Call Dispatcher At 336-622-5774

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

What Happenings at the Liberty Senior Center Arts & Crafts Classes

Reitzel Senior Center’s Cookbook Fundraising Bring your mother’s, grandmother’s and family’s favorite recipes to be published into the senior center’s cookbook. Drop off your recipes or e-mail them to by February 28, 2018 For more information call 336-622-5844

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Cross Stitching, Monday afternoons 12:00-1:00 pm - Christmas Stockings Crocheting Club, Tuesday afternoons 12:00-1:00 pm – Holiday projects Simple Sewing & Quilting 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon,1:00-4:00pm Holidays potholders and lap quilts

SUPPLY & GROCERY New Summer Hours Effective April 15th, 2017 Mon-Fri 6am-8pm Sat 7am-8pm Sun 1pm- 5pm 4508 NC Hwy 49N, Liberty

Phone 336-622-1531 Visit our new web page @

Stop in for all your warm weather gear! Live Bait sold all year (minnows, crickets, and worms) Fishing Tackle And Hunting Supplies

Conceal weapon class Sunday, Feb. 4th, and March 4th Starts @1pm and lunch will be provided Please call 336-622-1531 to register

Shop here for your Valentines! check out what we have for your loved ones.

All classes are open for adults 55 and older. For more information please call the Liberty Center at 336-622-5844. Hoop Cheese, Pinto Beans, Raw Peanuts, Country Ham, Old Fashion Candy, Conrad and Hinkle and Delaney’s Pimento Cheese, Local beef and pork Homeland Creamery Milk and Ice Cream We Now Offer 90% Octane non Ethanol Gas Gas (reg, non ethanol, off road fuel, diesel)

James Little, MD 1008 NC-62, Climax, NC Hours: Monday 10-4 Tues.-Thurs. 9-4
 Fax: 336-674-8968

Walk-ins are welcomed, we currently are accepting new patients. We will treat anyone, any age, with or without insurance.

Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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DENTISTRY Edward Scott DDS - Erin Scott DDS

Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry “Emergencies Seen Same Day” Located in the Forest Oaks Community

336-674-2497 or 336-674-6936 5439 Liberty Rd, Greensboro 336-944-4248 - Residence Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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History of The Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church

RC Computers

Computer Sales * Service * Upgrades * Networking Residential & Commercial Nothing Too Big Or Too Small 126 W Swannanoa Ave (Downtown Liberty) Ph 336-795-0118

Virus Removal Custom Built & Used Computer Sales

Watch Battery Replacement Repair Smart Phones (Screen Replacement) Buy Gold / Silver/ Coins Copy / Fax / Internet We Now Offer Security Camera Installations Laminating Faxing Copying Here

We Now Offer Soldering

Locally Owned & Operated By

Richard Clapp

A+ Certified Technician 15 + Years Of Service Microsoft Professional


Same Day Or Next Day Turnaround Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church 100th Anniversary Saturday February 24 at 6 pm. We have tickets for $30 for Banquet Call me for tickets. 336-622-0306. Snow date the following week Saturday,March 3 Ph 336-795-0054 / Cell 336-404-9791

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With a desire to serve God and to reach the community for Christ, God laid upon the heart and mind of Rev. Richard Edwards to build a church where the gospel of Jesus Christ could be taught to everyone who would enter. The church was named after Rev. Edwards along with four charter members: Deacon and Mrs. Denise A. Letterloh , Rev. L.N. Coltrane and Miss Rosa Coltrane. These four charter members were borrowed from a sister church, The Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Liberty, NC. They organized the Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church in 1918 with Rev. Edwards serving as the first Pastor. Deacon Letterloh and Rev. L.N. Coltrane remained members of the church until their death. Deacon Letterloh served for many years as Superintendent of the Sunday School and Chairman of the Board of Deacons. The organization meeting took place in the old Odd Fellows Hall which stood on a site North West of what is now North Foster Street, Liberty, NC. The first revival services of the church were held under a brush arbor and began on the fourth Sunday in September 1918. Shortly after the church was organized Rev. Edwards became ill during the great flu epidemic in 1918 and died in that same year. The newly organized church had very few members and was without a church building. The first church building which stood a few yards north of the present structure was started in the year of 1919. The late Rev. A.T. Tuck, then the Pastor of Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, Ramseur, NC, with the help of Rev. Moore and Deacon Brown of Ramseur, NC took charge of the church and held it together until a pastor could be found. The church has been pastored by several ministers. In the order which they served were: Rev. Richard Edwards, Rev. Chalmer, Rev. H.L. Womack, Rev. Robbins, Rev. Bland, Rev. O.P. Foster, Rev. A.F. McCleave, Rev. C.F. Cobb, Rev. A. T. Alston, Rev. M.P. McCleave, Rev. Edgar Shepard, Rev. Joseph Bryant, Rev. Michael Long, Rev, M.P. McCleave, Rev, Arnold Barton and the present pastor, Rev. Calvin Stokes. During Rev. A.T. Alston tenure the church was in need of repair. Timber was cut for the church property and the first Edwards Grove Church building was remodeled extensively. On January 23, 1959 the church membership voted to build a new church building. Construction begin December 28, 1965. The building was completed in the fall of 1966. Service of Consecration was held on September 24, 1966. The first regular worship service was held in the new Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church on the fourth Sunday in September, 1966. The church corner stone was donated by Mr. J.I. Smith and laid on April 23, 1967 by Invincible Lodge No. 251, Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Mason, Greensboro, NC As part of the churches 80th Church Anniversary in 1997, the church steeple was dedicated. The steeple is a symbol of Edwards Grove’s presence and witness in the community, shining bright in a dark world. On September 1, 1972 Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church became a stationed church. The church sponsored GED classes being instituted in conjunction with Randolph Community College. In the year of 2000 a donation of $10,000.00 was given to start a Scholarship Fund. On April 1, 2005 Edwards Grove Missionary Baptist Church opened a Soup Kitchen. Its doors were open every Saturday morning feeding anyone that wanted or needed a meal. Several high school and college students took charge in the Soup Kitchen to receive credits for graduation. On July 26, 2002 it was unanimously voted to build a new Fellowship Hall. This building would serve as a multipurpose facility to worship, fellowship, educate and enrich the lives of all that entered. The first phase in July 24, 2005 with the ground breaking, the second phase began May 14, 2006 and it was completed on November 18, 2006. In our December meeting it was voted on to change the name from the Annex to the McCleave Enrichment Center which was dedicated as part of our 90th Church Anniversary Celebration. As the members prepare to celebrate this great 100th Church Anniversary along with family and friends we will continue to move under the vision in 2018 because we believe in the theme we chose, “STILL STANDING BY THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD”

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Winter Wellness Tips

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A busy lifestyle and cooler weather can take a toll on the body, especially for those who suffer from chronic aches and pains. Whether the cause of your pain is due to injury, stress, or poor sleep, there are many ways to feel better while avoiding future pain. To stay well this season and naturally manage muscle pain, consider these tips from professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani, who’s no stranger to the subject of pain management. • Stretch. Stretching is not just for before or after a workout. Stretch throughout the day to keep blood flowing, particularly if you have a job that keeps you sedentary. • Eat right. Your diet should include lean protein and healthy carbs. “And I eat my vegetables, too!” says Dovolani. “Mainly spinach, string beans and broccoli.” Figure out which vegetables you like best, and be sure to incorporate them into your diet. • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Water is necessary for muscle repair. Drink water throughout the day and especially when you’re active. • Apply heat. Heat is a timeless remedy, and it’s clinically proven to relieve pain associated with muscle tension and stress, helping to relax muscles and improve blood flow. The increased blood flow restores oxygen and nutrients to inflamed areas to help accelerate healing. “After every rehearsal and performance, I use heat to soothe aches and pains and improve blood flow to my neck and shoulder muscles,” says Dovolani, whose pain relief routine includes using The Sunbeam Renue Neck Wrap. “It’s great for providing relief to the back of my head, neck and shoulders.” Because it features an adjustable neck collar that contours to the shape of the neck of the user, it can provide high-level, concentrated heat for targeted relief. Don’t let aches and pains set you back. With a healthy, active lifestyle and simple, natural remedies, you can feel your best.


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Cooper’s Hawk: The Remembering PipeVine Press 186 pages $14.95 Five years ago, former Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow was an awardwinning author of two books when she walked away from her full-time job as an assistant professor—and the perpetually sunny lifestyle that comes with living on a vacation resort island between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico—for a full-time writing life here in Liberty. Yes, Liberty. Since moving here, Crow has produced four books. The first three were nonfiction and military-themed: “Red, White, & True,” an anthology examining the cross-generational impact of military life since World War II; “On Point,” a writing guide for helping veterans and their families heal from moral injuries and post-traumatic stress; and “It’s My Country Too,” with co-author Jerri Bell, deemed the first popular history to document women’s military contributions since the American Revolution. The fourth book, a novella entitled “Cooper’s Hawk: The Remembering,” could only have been written, according to Crow, because of her move to Liberty. “After publishing five military-themed books, I’d decided I was finished with military writing,” says the 59-year-old Greensboro native. But a chance encounter with neighbors, Sam and Novella Kennedy—the owners of Earth Visions—and an invitation to join their new class, Journey to the Self, would eventually change Crow’s mind and inspire her fourth book in five years. “One day, Novella said she thought I was meant to write a book about a combat veteran named Willis.” Crow says she stopped her new friend right there, explaining that she would no longer be writing about the military. “Novella looked perplexed,” Crow says, and laughs. “She nudged me again a month or so later, and when that didn’t work, she nudged me again.” The nudging went on for about six months. By then, the Kennedys had guided Crow and her dozen or so fellow spiritual seekers through several classes that revolved around discussions about the energetic interconnectivity of all things, as well as various techniques for living a more mindfully present and purposeful life. “One Saturday after a class, I was cleaning house, and finally wondered aloud what a book about a man named Willis might look like,” Crow says. “That’s when the entire book, from the opening scene at the VA hospital to the final sentence, fluttered into consciousness. I sat down in the living room and bawled. I didn’t want to write that final sentence. What writer, I remember asking aloud, would end a book with that final sentence?” But Crow eventually acquiesced and completed the novella within six weeks—a record-breaker for her as a writer. As she and Kennedy would later discover, Crow’s version of a story about a man named Willis differed from Kennedy’s version. “In some ways, Novella’s version is even better,” Crow says. “For some reason, I never asked Novella for details about her version. Her connection to nature and the pure spiritual way she sees the world occasionally produced a surprising line of dialogue within the book. But when the download of a story comes to an author, and the download includes the personal stories handed to you over the course of a yearlong book tour by veterans who served at the Battle of the Bulge, Korea, and Vietnam—you just sit down to write the story that’s apparently yours to write.” Crow says that as a writer she tends to see metaphor in everything. “I also joke with family and friends that everyone and everything holds potential storytelling material for a writer.” Including the poignant stories of VA veteran support Kennedy shared with Crow about Liberty’s mayor, Filmore York, and his closest Vietnam War buddy; the two men inspired Crow’s fictional characters, Dove Jennings and Harold Jay. The setting for “Cooper’s Hawk” is actually a fictional town located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, and takes place at the Cooper VA Hospital. Tensions surface for everyone when a rage-filled Desert Storm war hero arrives with his troubled son and when everyone’s favorite combat nurse suffers the mental breakdown she’s placed on hold for decades. Enter Willis, the new hire janitor and Vietnam veteran with one arm. Relying on skills he gleaned from his shaman grandfather, Willis uses the natural world, to include the help of a special hawk, to guide everyone toward the most benevolent outcome. By its Jan. 20 release date, the book had already sold out at Amazon. Crow’s publisher, PipeVine Press, a new traditional imprint of Warren Publishing in Charlotte, categorized the book in the genre of military fiction, but also in the subcategories, religion and spirituality. “This is so much more than a military book,” Crow says, as a possible explanation for the book’s growing popularity. “I think people are innately spiritual seekers. Who doesn’t wonder from time to time about the meaning of their own lives, and about whether there’s more to life than what we typically experience with our five senses?” Praise from other authors doesn’t hurt, she admits. Praise such as “Extremely engaging” and “It’s been a long time since a book has moved me this much” and “Tracy Crow takes us into a world few will ever know— though the connections matter to us all” and “[Cooper’s Hawk] explores the divinity within all of us, the places where we shirk from seeing it, or where we long to….” As an homage to the Kennedys’ Journey class, Crow has named a character in her book after each of her fellow spiritual seekers. “I’ve lived all over the country, and even two separate years in Okinawa, but I’ve never lived in a community like this that swells daily with kindness,” she says, and credits the Kennedys, their Journey class, and her classmates for the emotional support that buoyed her through the writing of “Cooper’s Hawk” while she and her husband were experiencing an enormous challenge to their marriage. The challenge came when a little more than two years after she and husband, Mark Weidemaier, moved here, Weidemaier lost his job as a baseball coach for the Washington Nationals. Because of the shift toward analytics, Weidemaier and more than fifty other careerists, mostly scouts, have discovered since 2016 that they’re no longer needed in Major League Baseball. “Suddenly your husband’s facing an identity crisis, and our total loss of income lasted for more than a year,” she says. “The savings we’d created for emergencies began to evaporate quickly, especially after a serious home repair that wasn’t covered by insurance. It was the perfect storm toward the discovery of who we truly are as a couple. Of course panic sets in at first, and you begin to second guess every decision you’ve ever made—including why you ever thought it was OK to walk away from a full-time job in academia. Mark and I were in total resistance and victim mode.” Thanks to the Kennedys and her Journey classmates, Crow and her husband began to shift their perceptions about the challenges—a major theme that appears throughout “Cooper’s Hawk.” Weidemaier eventually found work in Mexico as the manager of the Veracruz Red Eagles for a while. Today he scouts full time for the Korean Samsung Lions. And Crow found herself writing another book—the book she kept denying for months. “This book would never have happened without Novella’s loving encouragement, or without this Liberty community of support.” Crow says. “Liberty became the birthplace of ‘Cooper’s Hawk.’” For more information about the author, visit her website at For more information about the Kennedys and Earth Visions, visit

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Liberty Rotary Club Reverse Raffle & Steak Supper Saturday March 17, 2017

Reitzel Senior Center Liberty NC Quilting Bees Thursdays, February 8 & 22, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 pm Call the center at 336-622-5844 for more information

The Last Ticket Drawn wins $5,000 One Ticket Admits One Person ($100 Donation Per Ticket) Cocktail Hour / Steak Supper / Drawing (Additional $25 Allows Guest To Enjoy Steak Meal) **Five Bonus Tickets Are Available To Registered Ticket Holders** 6:00pm Doors Open For Cocktail Hour 6:30pm Dinner/ 7:30pm Drawing Location - Siler City Moose Lodge 1721 Alston Bridge Road, Siler City **During night select tickets win extra cash** **Other Raffles Sold To Ticket Holder Only** **Raffle for jewelry to guns **

Your Donations Allow Liberty Rotary Club To Provide: 1) Support for local Boy Scout Troop 502 for over 70 years 2) College Scholarships to deserving local High School Seniors 3) Dictionaries to all 3rd graders in Randolph County 4) Total support for Liberty School Summer Back Pack Program 5) Support to numerous other civic and charitable causes 6) Support to Rotary Foundation to Eradicate Polio Worldwide TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT FOLLOWING LOCATIONS Fidelity Bank , Doug Clark Accountant, Liberty Auto Parts or Call 336-404-9791

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Volume 16 Issue 2 February Liberty Leader Newspaper Kegs, Air2018 Compressors, HondaThe Generator, R/R Jack, Cast Iron Wash Pot, Chicken Coop, Tillers, Pressure Washer, Edger, JD Gun Safe, Wind Mill, Dinner Bell, Hay Rake, Silver Coin, Traps, .22 Remington, Misc. Pottery, Scaffolding, Wood Splitter, Wrought Iron Fence, Drill Press, Lathe, Corn Planter, Horse Buggy, Backpack Blower, John Boat, Chain Saws, Mower, Fire Box, Household Items, Log Chains, Misc. Advertisement (Signs, Thermometers, Traffic, Tins, & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! (at the intersection of Hwy 421 & Hwy 64) Furniture: 919-742-2013 Hoosier Cabinet, Oak Ice Box, Oak Server, Step Back Cupboard, Farm Table, Pierced Tin Cabinet Wood ~ Over 175 + Vendors Cook Stove, Wood File Cabinet, Corner Cabinets Cedar Chest, Refrigerator, Quilt Cabinet, Rockers, ~ 30,000 sq. ft. Chest of Drawers, Hutch, Desk, Porch Table, Buffet, Chairs, Swing, Coffee Table, End Tables, Misc. ~ Plenty of Parking Cabinets, Wood Benches, Display Cabinets, 2 Leather Chairs, 2 Leather Stools & MUCH, OPEN 7MUCH Days MORE!!! Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 1 pm-6 pm

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Shaw Accounting Service

Tax, Bookkeeping, Payroll, General Business Services Shaw Accounting is open to help businesses and individuals with their tax and accounting needs, including payroll, bookkeeping, sales taxes, corporate and individual income taxes. Open Tuesday through Friday from 9-5. Other times by appointment. We look forward to helping you!

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During Cold Weather, State Health Officials Encourage Precautions

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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

With temperatures having dipped significantly across the state, North Carolina health officials are encouraging residents to take health and safety precautions during the winter months. “Cold temperatures can present a challenge for everyone across the state, especially our most vulnerable residents,” said State Health Director Dr. Betsey Tilson. “Basic prevention measures and knowledge of local resources can help during the winter months.”

Cold weather safety Cold temperatures can cause the body to lose heat faster than it is produced, which can lead to serious health problems such as frostbite and hypothermia. In 2016, there were 1,173 emergency department visits in North Carolina for cold weather-related illnesses. Populations at highest risk of these health problems include people 65 and older, infants, children, people who spend time outdoors for long periods of time, and people who drink alcohol in excess or use illicit drugs. To protect against these health problems: • Wear warm, dry clothing and make sure body parts most often affected by frostbite are covered (nose, ears, toes, cheeks, chin, fingers) • Limit time outside during cold temperatures and seek shelter in a warm, dry place • Check on others who might be at risk for cold weather-related illness • Seek care if hypothermia or frostbite is suspected For more information, including the signs and symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia, visit:

Carbon monoxide safety In 2016, 295 people required emergency department care for unintentional, non-fire related carbon monoxide poisoning in North Carolina. To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: • Never use a gas-powered generator or other fuel-burning appliances indoors or in the garage • Never use charcoal grills or propane stoves indoors, even in a fireplace • Never use a gas oven to heat a home, even for a short amount of time • Install a carbon monoxide alarm with an Underwriters Laboratory UL™ listing on each level of a home and near all sleeping areas. Carefully follow the directions to ensure proper alarm placement and check the batteries regularly. • Replace alarms more than seven years old or when end-of-service indicator chirps • Evacuate and call 9-1-1 if a carbon monoxide alarm sounds For more information on how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, visit

For many of North Carolina’s most vulnerable residents, meeting the expense of household heating during the cold of winter may be a challenge. County departments of social services are accepting applications for the state's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, which provides one-time federal heating payment assistance to those who qualify. The program provided approximately $38 million to help more than 120,000 households pay their heating bills from December 2016 to March 2017. Funds are available until March 31 or until funds are exhausted. County departments of social services can provide more information on eligibility and how to apply:

Flu season So far this flu season, there have been 12 flu-related deaths reported to the Division of Public Health. Flu can be a serious illness, especially for adults older than 65, children younger than 5, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease. DHHS encourages vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older, and the following precautions to protect against the spread of flu and other viruses during the winter months: • Stay home when sick until fever-free for at least 24 hours • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discard the tissue promptly • Wash hands frequently, preferably with soap and water For more information on flu and to learn where to get a flu vaccination, visit For more information on how to prepare for winter-related events, download the free ReadyNC app, or visit for real-time traffic and weather conditions, open shelters and items needed in emergency supply kits.

Food safety without power When power is lost, all refrigerated and frozen food should be evaluated before being used or refrozen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers the following food safety information for anticipated power outages: • Frozen, partially thawed food is safe to cook or refreeze if it still contains ice crystals or has not risen above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep refrigerated foods at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit and frozen food at or below zero degrees Fahrenheit. • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. A refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) and the door remains closed.

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Pastor’s Porch With Pastor Don Hey guys, Pastor Don, sitting on the front porch again! Got about six layers of clothes on, out here watching the beautiful snow fall. A good 8 inches I might add. Love the snow, love it when its gone! As I sit here watching the snow fall, I am reminded of how amazing God’s creation really is. Snow being just one of the many wonders that we get to experience in this world and through these lives we have been given. I think about the weather, and the seasons. I think about the moon, and the stars, the sun and the blue skies. I think about the mountains, and the oceans. The plants, the flowers, the trees. The animals. All the amazing things that are all around us. All the things that show us the glory of our creator, God. As I think about these things some bible verses come to my mind to confirm this truth. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth” Romans 1:20 “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and the sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God” Simply put, as I look all around me, it is clear to see Gods attributes everywhere. Through everything around us it should make it easy for us all to believe in God and His existence. Through all of creation we can see how amazing our creator really is and how glorious the Heaven that awaits us is going to be. Through all of creation we can embrace the choice to be loved and love in His Kingdom for all eternity!

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