What is God’s Character?

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

I invite you to think along with me about this righteousness subject. In John 8:44, Jesus said those whose spiritual father is the devil will carry out the will of their father the devil. He is a liar and murderer. And those religious people Christ was addressing proved to be just that—liars and murderers. Like father like son is the principle. Thus, the devil’s spiritual children (1 John 3:10) are not righteous but unrighteousGod being our spiritual Fatherand we being His children, ought not we carry out His will, and display His character? (Like Father like son or daughter) And just what is God’s character? Righteousness! Thus, we must be righteous, just as 2 Corinthians 5:21 and 1 John 3:7 plainly teach. (Many other Scriptures as well.) If we make such a change of attitude about ourselves as Christians, there will be a major improvement in the way we Christians deport ourselves in this unrighteous world. This evil world needs to see some righteousness being displayed. And if we believers do not display it, who is going to show the world what real righteousness looks like? Continue reading What is God’s Character?

Littleville man gets 16 years for his role in fatal crash

Michael Dexter Franks

TUSCUMBIA– A Littleville man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in a traffic accident that killed a Muscle Shoals man in July of 2017. Continue reading Littleville man gets 16 years for his role in fatal crash

One dead, one injured in early-morning shooting, one being questioned

FLORENCE–Police are questioning a “person of interest” in an early morning shooting that left one dead and one man injured. Continue reading One dead, one injured in early-morning shooting, one being questioned

Help police bring shoplifting suspect to justice

SHEFFIELD–She must have been preparing to binge watch a bunch of movies over the holiday weekend. Sheffield police say she loaded up on DVD’s last week at Dollar General on Columbia Avenue. The trouble is, she didn’t pay for them. Continue reading Help police bring shoplifting suspect to justice

An electrical short in wall outlet deemed cause of fire

FLORENCE–Fire investigators tell ShoalsInsider.com the cause of yesterdays flame that leveled a Florence law firm was caused by a short in an electrical outlet. Continue reading An electrical short in wall outlet deemed cause of fire

Potts & Young building a total loss after blaze

FLORENCE-Firefighters and emergency workers have been on the scene of the fire at Potts & Young law firm since 3:00 Thursday morning. Emergency workers tell ShoalsInsider.com there were no injuries in the blaze. Continue reading Potts & Young building a total loss after blaze

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. BOBBY MOORE AT SINGING RIVER DENTISTRY

Dr. Bobby Moore

MUSCLE SHOALS–Please join us in wishing Dr. Bobby Moore of Singing River Dentistry a Happy 39th Birthday. Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. BOBBY MOORE AT SINGING RIVER DENTISTRY

Whedon Studies Association’s 8th Biennial Conference Taking Place at the University of North Alabama June 21-24

FLORENCE, Ala. – Scholars from England, Germany, France, Canada and the U.S., will all be in attendance for the  8th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW8) on the campus of the University of North Alabama (UNA), June 21-24, 2018. Continue reading Whedon Studies Association’s 8th Biennial Conference Taking Place at the University of North Alabama June 21-24

Historic Law Firm Burns in Downtown Florence

FLORENCE–Firefighters and emergency crews are on the scene of a fully involved structure fire in downtown Florence. Continue reading Historic Law Firm Burns in Downtown Florence

Mike Goens Obituary

Mike Goens

FLORENCE — Michael Dale Goens, 61, of Florence, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. today at Spry-Williams Funeral Home in Florence. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial in Greenview Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Michael Goens; son, Lance Hyche (Melissa); mother, Betty Gray Goens; grandchildren, Creel, Jackson, Cole, and Cameron Grace; brothers, Steve Goens (Kaye), Robert Goens (Kerry); sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews. Continue reading Mike Goens Obituary

Former Times Daily Managing Editor succumbs to illness at 61

Mike Goens

Mike Goens, the former Managing Editor of the Times Daily, died this morning at University Hospital in Birmingham. Continue reading Former Times Daily Managing Editor succumbs to illness at 61

THE PURPLE LOTUS IS THE SHOALS BEST KEPT SECRET

FLORENCE–It’s coined as Zenfully Unique but the Purple Lotus truly is the Shoals Area’s best-kept secret.  Located at 1805 North Wood Avenue in Florence in the old Pasquales Building, the Purple Lotus is an awesome little shop with everything you can imagine related to soothing your soul. Candles, Essential Oils, and Diffusers are just a few of the items you’ll find at the Purple Lotus. Continue reading THE PURPLE LOTUS IS THE SHOALS BEST KEPT SECRET

Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Filing Fraudulent Returns


A federal judge recently sentenced long-time tax preparer SANDRA LENORA GREEN, 61, of York, Ala., to five years and three months in prison for aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman. Continue reading Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Filing Fraudulent Returns

Four arrested after call of suspicious vehicle

Tara Jones

FLORENCE–Authorities have four people in custody after a concerned citizen called in a complaint.

According to Florence Police Detective Greg Cobb, at approximately 11:30 pm Monday, officers responded to a call to a suspicious vehicle in the alley behind 219 South Spurr Street in Florence. Continue reading Four arrested after call of suspicious vehicle

In Christ we are the very righteousness of God

 

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

  We Christians are what God says we are, not what the world or religion says we are. Remember that piling up term I used in the previous article. Of course, the world basically discounts the modern church. But one reason the world does so is that, while some modern churches exalt themselves higher than they ought tomany pastors and leaders of other churches send their members on guilt trips by piling up Scripture passages that seemingly identify them as still sinnersand therefore being just humbleunworthy human beingseven as Christians. Yet, if you cross paths with one of their cherished religious doctrines, you will find out just how humble they really think they are—NOT! Well, enough of that for now.

Continue reading In Christ we are the very righteousness of God