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Looking back and looking forward

By Michael J Brooks The Roman goddess Janus had two faces; with one he looked behind and with the other he looked forward. How fitting that the first month in the year is named for him. January is a time we evaluate what we have experienced and make plans about what we want to experience. Looking back, we see a mixture of success and failure, prosperity and want, good choices and bad. We all experience bad ...

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Faith: Christmas means a change in circumstances

By Michael J Brooks A little girl found herself in the church Christmas pageant and sang the assigned carol with gusto, though in error: “While shepherds washed their socks by night / all seated on the ground / the angel of the Lord came down / and glory shown around / and glory shown around." Actually, the shepherds “watched their flocks by night”—an important job in ancient Israel. The sheep provided food ...

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Faith: Significance, meaning and the virgin birth

By Tyler Warner ​When the great interview host Larry King was asked whom he would interview if he could interview anyone who ever lived, he answered without hesitation: “Jesus Christ.” And the question he would ask? “I would like to ask him if he was indeed virgin-born. The answer to that question would define history for me.” While himself an atheist, Mr. King grasps the gravity of the Incarnation. ​The In ...

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Husband-Wife Children’s Pastors minister across nation and world, Part 2: Marcia Irwin Jones

By Avery Ammerman, third grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Marcia Irwin Jones was born in Yazoo, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 1966. She has three sisters, Betty, Freda and Lynn. Marcia’s dad was an ironworker, so her family moved many, many times across the South. Her dad built the water tanks below the shuttle launch in Florida that cooled the concrete when it blasted off. He also oversaw the cr ...

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Today’s Winter Solstice adds full moon, meteor shower for evening gazers

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — Children will be able to say goodnight moon a little earlier Friday evening, Dec. 21, as winter solace begins with a full moon display in the night sky during the longest night of the year. The winter solstice marks a transition period where days begin getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere and shorter in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisph ...

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Zac Brown Band‘s Chris Fryar


By Christopher Joyner, fourth grade Special to The Tribune by students of FCCS Chris Fryar was born on Nov. 22, 1970. Fryar is the drummer for the Zac Brown Band. Fryar joined the band in 2008. “Sweets” is one of his nicknames. Fryar was given a guitar when he was six and drumsticks at age eleven. Fryar learned to play by listening to records and going to Gruny’s. Fryar also plays clarinet. Fryar graduated ...

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Faith: Christmas, again?

By Michael J Brooks Some of us have seen a lot of Christmases come and go, and now it’s coming again. We pastors are expected to have some new things to say every time, and it’s hard after preaching about Christmas for 30 or 40 years. Sometimes in frustration, pastors try to do a “re-run” sermon for the holidays, but there’s always someone like the late Jean Watters of Suttle, Alabama, who kept a record in ...

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Trussville Rotary announces student, teacher of the month

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club has named its Student of the Month for December from Clay-Chalkville High School (CCHS). [caption id="attachment_68214" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured L to R: Rotarian and SOM Coordinator Ty Williams; Christina Jimenez; Laura Snowden; and Club President Sandra Vernon. Photo provided by the Trussville Area Cha ...

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Faith: Do not be afraid

By Michael J. Brooks Special to The Tribune I was a boy in suburban Birmingham when a man pounded on our door one night. We came to learn he was drunk and believed our house was his house. My dad was working overtime in the nearby steel mill, so I was the man of the house. My mother and sister were terrified. The man wouldn’t listen to us asking him to go away. Then he began to walk down the stairs to the b ...

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Blessing Box from FUMC youth provides 24/7 access to those in need

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — First United Methodist’s student ministry recently completed the latest installment of their Feed the Hungry initiative. Bearing the moniker of Blessing Box, the freestanding structure on Linden Street is unlocked 24/7 to offer canned goods and winter accessories to anyone in need. “We were brainstorming at church one night, basically about how we could help m ...

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