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 By Doug Little    Local    April 12, 2024 

Everyone needs some encouragement

We are hoarders. Maybe we’re not in the dirty, unlivable sense, but definitely in the keep-everything-because-we-might-use-it-one-day sense. This goes along with old paperwork, especially something with our family’s names on it. We cleaned out a roo...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    April 5, 2024

Grace defined

There are many different definitions of grace in the dictionary. Webster's best defines grace as approval or favor. So, when you take that definition and apply it to the grace that God rains down on us when we believers put our faith in him, it...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 29, 2024

Perspective is an easy thing to lose

I had the huge privilege of speaking at the Friends Church in Gate today. I wouldn’t ever make it as a full-time pastor, but I tell ya, I enjoy filling in from time to time and talking about Jesus and his grace and mercy that saved us all. I got to t...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 22, 2024

Why did your ancestors choose to settle there?

Do you ever wonder why your ancestors settled where they did? Somewhere around here is an old article out of the Clark County Clipper about my great-great-grandfather, William Little. Now I’ve heard some stories about him that probably shouldn’t be...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 15, 2024

Spirited debates on Facebook

Sometimes I have spirited debates with some of my Facebook friends over political and social issues. You who know me are probably saying “DUH” right about now. What you may not know is I only post about 15 percent of what goes through my head. Oth...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 8, 2024

Farmers and ranchers are a tough group

I was sure what I was going write about this week. I mean what else could I write about besides the fires? That was until Sunday school when I realized the two topics are more intertwined then one might think. Tuesday, hell was unleashed again on...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 1, 2024

Is it spring already?

The elm trees at home are budding out, so spring has officially sprung, right? I don’t know if I believe that 100 percent, but we started some tomato and pepper seeds this weekend and man it felt good. The winter blues seem to drag on sometimes, prob...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 23, 2024

A way with words

I am a huge Charles Spurgeon fan. For those who don’t know who I am talking about. Charles Spurgeon was an English Baptist preacher who lived in the last of the 19th century. He was a leader of the conservative movement of the London Baptist C...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 16, 2024

A life-changing experience

Around this time of year, I relate this story. Sorry if you have heard it before, but you will hear it again next year as well. God is so good! Feb. 15, 2021, a day I will never forget. Now, almost three years later, that is the day that changed my...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 9, 2024

Needing some more compost

We received part of our seed order this past week. Somewhere around 40 varieties of seeds came in from Baker Creek and all of a sudden I realized we don’t have near enough compost and potting soil to cover these seeds, let alone the ones that s...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 2, 2024

I loathe winter

The past couple of weeks my attitude went down faster than the gauge on my propane tank. I loathe winter. Well, that isn’t exactly the whole truth. I loathe bad weather during the winter. As much as I despise bad weather in the winter, I a...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 26, 2024

The social agenda of 'toxic masculinity'

Since we are again at the start of presidential primaries I wonder if we shouldn’t revisit an article I wrote five years ago. The social agenda against mainstream men who made this country great and continue to do so is an attack upon the very c...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 19, 2024

Cold temperatures and a cold heart

I feel like I need to put a disclaimer on about everything I write about because there are always people who think I am talking about them, and they get their knickers in a knot. So, if you didn’t go to church Sunday I am not talking about you. T...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 12, 2024

The blessing of a good mother

Mom turned 85 today, Sunday the 7th. We celebrated yesterday and today. I mean you only get to 85 once. I could write page after page about my mom. People call her sweet and precious. They call her a friend and admire her. I am not going to argue...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    January 5, 2024

Seeing a need and offering help

This probably ages me but that is okay. I went through a model car phase when I was a kid. That is probably pretty typical of a boy of 10-13 years of age. I loved Mustangs and Chevelles most. Also when I was a kid we journeyed to Dodge City almost...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 29, 2023

Please help me to understand

There are things that happen that I just don’t understand. Who decided square toed boots were cool? I mean really. Who decided Coke and Dr. Pepper was bad for you. Who decided the new body styles on Ford and Chevy and Dodge look good? Who decided c...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 22, 2023

Making that final payment

Saturday I took Mom’s final payment on her share of the farm to the bank. I don’t think I can say how big of a deal that is to her and us and would have been to Dad. My great-great-granddad homesteaded the first quarter of the place in the early 190...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 15, 2023

Some thoughts about feminists

I wrote this column six years ago, but as the feminist movement crawls to its death today, it is as timely as ever. It is also timely as we spent all afternoon trying to get a little jag of calves in to sell and that sure cut into my fine-tuning time...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    December 8, 2023

That dog will be my downfall

Let me introduce you to my arch nemesis Brix, my red heeler. He undoubtedly will be the downfall of me and maybe even my demise. He is so unlike any heeler I have ever had. He doesn’t want to go feed the cows. He won’t chase cows. In fact, he won...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    November 24, 2023

Counting my blessings this Thanksgiving

We are celebrating my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. What about Christmas or Easter, you might ask? They are certainly near the top of the list. How could the day we celebrate our Savior’s birth and his ascension to Heaven not be really high on t...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 24, 2023

Success has a different meaning

Do you ever wonder why your ancestors settled where they did? Somewhere around here is an old article out of the Clark County Clipper about my great-great-grandfather William Little. Now, I’ve heard some stories about him that probably shouldn’t be...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    March 17, 2023

I needed to see that movie

I had decided once again to write about things going on around the farm. It is a busy time of the year. Once again, God told me to write about something else. It was just as if he was right next to me and said, “I think you should write about this in...

 

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