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Darrell Huckaby

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Darrell Huckaby: Can't say enough about 'Les Miserables'

Have you ever gotten a whole movie stuck in your head?

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Darrell Huckaby: The real Christmas gift

I never wanted to be one of those parents who tried to relive their lives through their kids.

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Darrell Huckaby: Tuning in to a country classic

I make it a point to be happy with what I get, even when I don't like what I got for Christmas.

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Darrell Huckaby: Anticipation and appreciation for another Christmas

Anticipation. What a wonderful thing. Often the buildup and the wait are better than the event itself.

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HUCKABY: We are losing the good fight in America

Schools are supposed to be safe havens, especially for little bitty children. ... Schools are never supposed to be where children go to die.

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Darrell Huckaby: These are the things that mean Christmas

When Christmas has come and gone this year I will not have missed one moment of its magic.

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Darrell Huckaby: Heading toward a fall off the 'fiscal cliff'

Nothing good will come from going over the 'fiscal cliff.'

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Darrell Huckaby: The greatest evangelist is one of ours

Billy Graham is still telling the old, old story in contemporary style.

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Darrell Huckaby: Solving the gift-giving conundrum

We have all been on both ends of the Christmas gift conundrum.

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Darrell Huckaby: 'Two Nations; One God' A personal view of the War Between the States

I was only two years into my formal education when America began commemorating the centennial of The War.

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Darrell Huckaby: Let the sounds of Christmas fill the air

Why do we have to wait for the season of advent to sing joyous songs about the birth of Christ?

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HUCKABY: Scouting experience builds lifetime of connections

A hundred years ago I earned my Eagle Scout Award.

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Darrell Huckaby: Christmas toys still bring joy many years later

I posed a simple question to my Facebook friends Monday morning. "Favorite Christmas toy?"

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Darrell Huckaby: Thanksgiving has been replaced by worship of sales

Black Friday; Cyber Monday: It's gotten totally out of hand.

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Darrell Huckaby: Another year of reasons to give thanks

The third rock seems to make that annual orbit around the sun faster and faster with each passing trip.

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Darrel Huckaby: A Porterdale winter put a chill in your bones

I can't help but laugh at the commercials the big box department stores have been running lately, the ones encouraging everybody to "winterize" their houses.

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Darrell Huckaby: Never fear the storms of life

I like the rain. My mama didn't. She was as afraid of a bad cloud as anybody I ever knew.

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HUCKABY: Pastor Clara could use some help taking care of her flock

Former Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey calls Clara Lett "Newton County's Mother Teresa."

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Darrell Huckaby: Take a moment to thank a veteran

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, the Armistice began, ending World War I -- the Great War, which was to have been the "War to End War" and to make the world "Safe for Democracy."

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Darrell Huckaby: When the road gets rough, a show tune can help you along

The revelation I am about to make is not as earth-shattering as the one John received in that dream 2,000 years ago, but it might catch a few of you off guard. I love show tunes.

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Darrell Huckaby: No matter the election outcome, America will endure

I suppose we could call this weekend the calm before the storm.

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Darrell Huckaby: Search for Soap Sally turns up rich memories

I got an unusual call a couple of weeks ago, from a reporter from the big city newspaper in Atlanta.

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Darrell Huckaby: It was a great week on the banks of the St. Johns

Just as the 2012 Georgia Bulldogs put an end to loose talk about "old man football" in September, they put an end to talk about a soft defense Saturday night on the banks of the St. Johns River.

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Darrell Huckaby: Biking can take you a long way

Learning to ride a bike can lead to bigger and better things.

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Darrell Huckaby: Strange times, strange folks

Let me tell you -- being a part of the advanced party for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is tough!

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Darrell Huckaby: Obama's debate comments lacked historical perspective

This is my totally biased summary of Monday night's presidential debate.

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Darrell Huckaby: You hear the most interesting things at church

I like going to church. Always have. I especially like listening to good preachers. I have to say here that church services for me are sometimes like a spectator sport. I love the music -- especially the old gospel hymns -- and I love critiquing the preachers, although I probably

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Darrell Huckaby: Forget Big Bird, Popeye has what it takes for political success

Poor old Big Bird. He has become a talking point in the soon-to-be-over presidential campaign and the big fellow doesn't like it one bit.

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Darrell Huckaby: I voted for spending money wisely and a better community

I voted Monday. Yeah, I know. It was kind of early but my health has been bad. I wanted to make sure that my ballot had been cast in case something happened between now and Nov. 6.

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Darrell Huckaby: Rainbow of colors signifies hope

Remember color crayons? Close your eyes and imagine opening a fresh box.

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Darrell Huckaby: Staying connected can be harder than you think

Modern technology is absolutely wonderful -- until it's not.

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Darrell Huckaby: A turn in the weather brings thoughts of gratitude

Fall fell on the North Georgia Piedmont Sunday evening, and I'm loving it.

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Darrell Huckaby: Debates give revealing glimpses of presidential candidates

If debates were scored like prize fights, Mitt Romney won last Wednesday's debate by a knock out.

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Darrell Huckaby: Car poor and running out of luck

I was painfully reminded this week of a long-standing truth that I had all but forgotten. Cars break down.

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Darrell Huckaby: A firm foundation built at Julia A Porter Methodist

I love that little Methodist Church in which I was raised and the people in that church helped put me on a firm foundation.

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HUCKABY: Politics and food a natural combination

I have watched a lot of politics over the years and I have observed that you shouldn't trust a man who eats too high in the hog

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Darrell Huckaby: None can compare with Mrs. Effie Boyd's cooking

I was chatting with my friend Linda Boyd at our Oak Tree Gang tailgate party last Saturday last Saturday and the talk turned to food.

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Darrell Huckaby: Waxing nostalgic for the good ol' days

A few of us were sitting around talking the other day and talk got around, as talk is wont to do, to the old days.

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HUCKABY: Of all of the treasures in Texas, one is closest to my heart

Ever since I was a small child watching shoot 'em up cowboy movies on television, Texas has been a mystical sort of place for me.

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Darrell Huckaby: In presidential politics, the truth hurts

Shame, shame on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for telling the truth.

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Darrell Huckaby: Dan Brokaw was a true minister who lived his faith

How can you know so little about a person you love so much?

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Darrell Huckaby: A little advice for a new member of the SEC

Ever since the news broke last winter that Missouri and Texas A&M would be joining the SEC, I have been determined to be a part of the welcoming party.

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Darrell Huckaby: A day in September that we should not forget

Do you remember that day in September when most Americans realized for the first time that we had been in a global war for a long time without even knowing it?

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HUCKABY: Remembering one of the great ones

Darrell Huckaby remembers a great writer, the likes of which hasn't been seen lately.

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Darrell Huckaby: Remembering an American hero, Neil Armstrong

The first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong is dead but not forgotten.

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Darrell Huckaby: Political conventions of old were high drama

Political conventions were a big deal during the days of my youth because they meant something.

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Darrell Huckaby: Here's a football plan to get excited about

Here's a story about courage and friendship and love and about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

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Darrell Huckaby: Augusta National's decision a win-win

Condi Rice and Darla Moore apparently have been admitted to full membership to Augusta National Golf Club.

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Darrell Huckaby: Loran Smith forever an integral part of Georgia athletics

Loran Smith and I have a lot in common.