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Gilland: Suffer the little ones

Jun 26, 2022
Thoughts on the Supreme Court's landmark decision.
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Gilland: A Father’s love, life and legacy

Jun 19, 2022
Reflecting on my Dad’s sacrifice, support and love.
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Gilland: Choosing faith over fear

Jun 12, 2022
A name that would be worthy to appear on any list of favorite characters in the Bible would be that of Joshua, son of Nun. In […]
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Gilland: Pondering the greatest gift

Jun 5, 2022
We’ve had a flurry of birthdays recently, and what joyous times those are. Having four children, then adding four spouses, then the grands, gives us plenty […]
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Gilland: How do you mend a broken heart?

May 29, 2022
The experience of heartbreak is just about as old as life itself. Going all the way back to Genesis 1, we see that this human condition […]
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Gilland: Hope makes a big difference

May 22, 2022
I had an interview with a guest recently, and he referred to himself as a “glass half-full kind of guy.” I chucked inwardly at that description, […]
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Gilland: A life well lived

May 15, 2022
My family just said goodbye to my dear Mother, who passed away in Indiana on May 4. Mom lived to be a ripe ole’ age of […]
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GIlland: A quiet confidence in God

May 1, 2022
We are all facing it daily—dire statements from governmental leaders, expressions of fear from neighbors and family members, and endless headlines pointing us to even greater […]
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Gilland: A word on preaching what we practice

Apr 24, 2022
It was my great privilege to be invited to the recent D6 Conference in Orlando, a large gathering of church leaders, heads of ministries, and Christian […]
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Gilland: Hope is alive because He lives

Apr 17, 2022
It is no accident or coincidence that people all over the globe are celebrating Easter Sunday this morning. In every continent, in every nation, believers in […]
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Gilland: The blessing of friendship

Apr 10, 2022
We learn the value of a friend in the very beginning of our lives. From those early times of skipping rope on the sidewalk, enjoying neighborhood […]
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Gilland: The power of encouragement

Apr 3, 2022
There is one need that we all face, regardless of our age, background, ethnicity, or level of faith in God, and that is our need for […]
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Gilland: A whole new world

Mar 27, 2022
I am sure that somebody, at some time, would have said this: “I am an old-fashioned guy living in a new-fangled world.” Well, at least that […]
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Gilland: Finding beauty in ashes

Mar 13, 2022
It was quite a week for my wife, her mother, and her brother. Cindy’s dad, the Rev. Jim Biram, passed away on March 4 after a […]

Derrick: Explaining Mainstreet’s newest venture

Mar 4, 2022
One of our goals at Mainstreet Daily News is to be at the center of the community conversation. We do this by covering what is going […]
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Gilland: Praying for Ukraine

Feb 27, 2022
During my years in school, as I took courses to help me get a handle on this English language of ours, we were instructed to avoid […]

Gilland: Explaining the ‘Doctrine of God’

Feb 20, 2022
The world is currently in turmoil. From the trucker situation in Canada, to the tension between Ukraine and Russia, and the rampant inflation here in our […]

Gilland: Beyond sentimental

Feb 13, 2022
OK, I admit it: I have always been known as a sentimental person. The incredible amount of tears I have shed over the years during Publix […]

Gilland: Finding peace in an ‘EXIT’ sign

Feb 6, 2022
Transitions are never easy, especially life-altering changes, such as a move to another city. I have experienced several of these, and not one of them was […]

Gilland: The cost of courage

Jan 30, 2022
This past Friday marked the 36th anniversary of one of the saddest days for our nation. That was the day when the Challenger space shuttle exploded […]

Gilland: Learning when to let go of friends

Jan 23, 2022
The role that this thing called “community” plays in all of our lives is hard to overstate. I’m not speaking of the geographical neighborhood or city […]

Gilland: Enjoy the view ahead

Jan 16, 2022
This past Thursday found me doing something that happens much more often now than in prior years. I have quarterly eye checkups to monitor some fairly […]

Gilland: Capturing the power of encouragement

Jan 9, 2022
In my daily Bible reading, I recently re-read the amazing story of Nehemiah, the cupbearer to King Artaxerxes. This servant’s heart was broken over the dire […]

Gilland: A fresh start with renewed hope

Jan 2, 2022
Here we are again, a fresh turn of the page on the trusty old calendar, and just like that, 2021 is over. Hello, New Year! Yep, […]