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About vsimmons54

Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.

Socialism vs. nationalism

Though it is always good to have a few days off and be able to rest, I am always glad to get back into the swing and routine of things. We are creatures of habit and being on a schedule … Continue reading

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Year ahead looks interesting

The last quarter of 2018 was one filled with rain. We complain when we have too much, and when there is too little. We seem to never be satisfied. I might not be ecstatic about it but I figure God … Continue reading

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New year, new possibilities

Whether 2018 was the best year of your life or the worst, a new year can bring lots of emotions and memories. If it was a really good year, you wonder if this year will be as good. If the … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, please

Reading the Santa letters from the kiddos in the community, got me to thinking that adults should write letters to Santa as well. So here goes mine. Dear Santa, I know it is too much to ask but peace on … Continue reading

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Walking down memory lane

Sitting at Macon City Auditorium on my birthday last week at a concert, I was transported back in time to high school days. Days of skating to music at the skating rink. Days of dancing in my room with my … Continue reading

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A lesson from the Pilgrims

Thanksgiving for me is an every day occurrence because you can always find something for which to be thankful. I used to post those things for which I was thankful on social media every day in November. I decided we … Continue reading

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This journalist agrees

As a journalist, I don’t particularly like taking other journalists to task. There used to be like a kindred club of sorts where we all felt like we belonged and we just didn’t say anything about the others. We all … Continue reading

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