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Jennifer Shelton Farney Tells Her Story of Faith, Family, Purpose and Duty

I was born and raised a Grit girl and a proud graduate of Gretna High School, class of 1984.  You can do the math, but I will save you the time and tell you that I will also celebrate the big 50 in August.  

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Wednesday 09/09/2015
Words for the living
Updated: September 09, 2015 - 3:20 pm

We are a people that like news, the “inside scoop,” aren’t we? We now have media outlets covering news 24 hours a day, 7 seven days a week; from TV to internet to phones, news is everywhere. Most news is downright depressing, and we wonder, “Isn’t there any good news out there?” In short, there sure is!

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Skyline Boys Quartet to present concert in Gretna
Posted: April 08, 2015

The Skyline Boys Quartet of Northern Virginia will present a concert of gospel music at the Gretna Theatre, located on Main Street, Sunday, April 19, at 6 p.m.

Words for Living
Posted: April 08, 2015

Often, Thomas the Apostle gets a bad rap.  We even call him “doubting Thomas.” 

Church News
Posted: April 08, 2015


Wednesday 04/01/2015
Words for Living
Posted: April 01, 2015

It is more than a sign of our times.  It is one of many signs of the resurrection. Victims are no longer silent. Moreover, the voices of victims are being heard.

Moments of Inspiration
Posted: April 01, 2015

Each day is a new opportunity to close the door on chapters completed in your life.  In 2003, my voice was added to this newspaper by writing the column called Moments of Inspiration.  It has been a privilege and blessing to me, in words that I cannot explain. Today, I share my final column.  I realize that as God allows us life, there is always a new day, a new month and a new year.  But in order for us to make use of the new beginnings, we must make a decision to do so. 

Church News
Posted: April 01, 2015


Wednesday 03/25/2015
Words for Living
Posted: March 25, 2015

CNN has recently been running a miniseries called “Finding Jesus.” The show proposes to look at some particular artifacts related to Jesus and to try to see if we can get something of a better sense of who Jesus really was. The show even has a fancy tagline: “Faith. Fact. Forgery.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?