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By: Joseph M. Morgan, Editor and Publisher joseph@southerntorch.com COLLINSVILLE, Ala.—Councilman Fred W. Shankles recently announced his intent to run for re-election to the Collinsville City Council, District 2. Shankles, a lifelong resident of Collinsville, has held the District 2 seat

Freedom’s cost

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church Lexington.  My wife and I realized we were near it.  I had to see it.  Even at ten at night. Lexington is still a quiet cluster of homes and small businesses.  Dim

Treasures

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church The gym/auditorium was full.  And they all came to see my granddaughter Sarah.  She was the star of the day.  She entered in her light gold robe with cap sitting just right

A Family Disagreement

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church Mother.  My three sisters made it into a six syllable word. Mooooottthhhher.  Followed by an accusation against me.  A false accusation.  They always started it.  They always hit me back first.  Then

Living the dream

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church I will never preach all my sermons. I must write. I recently found those words in one of my old Bibles.  I was working on a sermon, and I wanted to look

Isa is a bit weird

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church Isa Lake.  Yellowstone Park is full of weird stuff. Geysers (yes, including Old Faithful).  Don’t see those around here.  Huge pools of bubbling mud.  Lots of hot springs.  One of the most

Abel was Able

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church There was a knock at the back door.  There were four Hispanic men standing on our back steps.  They attended the Spanish language service that was meeting at our church. I speak

Featured image: One of three shifts, with each shift consisting of over 150 volunteers that gathered to pack meals. By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— On Saturday, April 30, over 500 volunteers packed over 100000 meals for starving children around

By Dr. John E. Morgan Pastor–Collinsville Baptist Church My mother-in-law passed away in January.  She had spent most of the last months of her life at our house with my amazing wife giving her constant loving care.  Physically she grew

By Tyler Pruett tyler@southerntorch.com RAINSVILLE, Ala.— A men’s bible study group from Collinsville Baptist Church is organizing the community to pack 100,000 meals for starving children in third world countries. Collinsville Baptist Church Youth Director Luke Laney is directing the