Welcome to the newly-redesigned Times-Gazette web page and to our blogs, which will feature voices from both within and outside the T-G staff. In addition to my own postings, I'll try to use this space to call attention to interesting posts from some of our other bloggers. Today, I'll focus on our community bloggers, the ones from outside the T-G:
Michael Bell takes a faith-based approach:
I earnestly believe that time is short before the "second coming" of Jesus Christ and I don't want to see anybody perish without knowing Jesus.In my studies I have learned that true salvation is received by the "water and the spirit" we can do nothing to earn it it was a free gift, but I am amazed at all the ones who don't accept it. The reason might be that they look at us and they see no difference. We "christians," and I use that term loosely, can talk a big talk, but we don't always walk the walk, me included.
I'm hoping that Keeley Graves expands on this fascinating little tidbit:
We also have a dog named Sam. He has recently become an escape artist. We're really proud of him.....
Margaret Reed is assistant director of Argie Cooper Public Library, and reading will be a big part of her focus:
Being a librarian, I definitely want to make reading a part of my blog, so I'll be doing weekly book reviews and suggestions on "What's Hot in Reading".
Expect politics, but no political correctness, from Carl McClanahan:
I detest political correctness and will comment on issues such as politics, education, religion and civil rights in a manner that most pundits won't.
Experienced blogger Cheryl Richardson will bring the same focus on animals to her T-G blog that she brings to her personal blog, Richardson Zoo:
My goal is to keep the community informed of fun news for animal lovers, as well as information about local and national pet-friendly events. I also want to promote networking with the animal organizations in town.
Green Acres is the place to be, as the old theme song goes, and Betty Brown, who retired with her husband to his native Bedford County after years in the big city, will add her own insight to the topic:
I'm going to write about the differences I find between city and small-town living.
Tamera Jesch has mixed emotions about the end of summer:
I am so glad that the blogs are up and running and it could not have come at a better time! The summer is rounding down as I get ready to send 4 of my 5 kids to school. Not sure if I should be happy, scarred, over joyed or heart broken.
I think we're going to have some great conversations here. Please don't hesitate to get involved in the discussion by leaving your own comments on each of these blogs!