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A New Kind of Different

Posted by Kenny Lee on Monday, May 25, 2020,

Spring of 2020 is our very first Phillips County. It has been different in a lot of ways. For some time, I was unsure if the rain was going to stop, and after some substantial rainfalls, there was no place for the rain to go except every low part of our backyard. For a time, I considered starting my catfish farm. It has been exciting to watch the flurry of activity by the Agricultural community.

Today I had the epiphany that we have all had an atypical spring. From mid-March until now, we ha...


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Take Heart

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, May 19, 2020,

This afternoon I went to Walmart, and along with some assorted items, I bought some galvanized hardware cloth. We’ve been getting by with some hastily engineered stopgap measures to keep my puppies in the fence. I’ve been telling myself that I was going to do this for some time and finally found the material I needed to make the repair. It took all of 30 minutes to complete the work. There is nothing like assessing a problem, planning the repair and executing the plan.

Deep in my heart ...


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Priority One

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, May 12, 2020,

Priority One

May 4 was the beginning of Phase One Reopening for the state of Arkansas. As of May 11, restaurants are allowed to open their doors to patrons at 30% of the rated capacity. Yesterday, since it was Mother's Day, Penny requested vegetable fried rice, her favorite entrée from August Moon. At our house, mom is the Queen on Mother's Day.

The kids wanted no part of a trip to Helena and opted for fried chicken from the Double Quick. I donned a cloth mask and went inside and left Penn...


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Wait and See

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, May 5, 2020,

The weather has finally cooperated enough for farmers to get into the fields and begin to get the crop into the ground. That means that many folks in Marvell are busily scurrying around, providing all of the logistic support farmers need during this busy time. I have also noticed a sense of relief in the community that the vital work of growing food and providing cotton for the world’s textile mills is ramping up. The waiting is over, and it’s go time for the agricultural community.

At ...


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Next Order of Business

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, April 28, 2020,

On January 21, 2020, the United States had its first confirmed case of COVID -19 in Washington State. On March 11, Arkansas announced that we had our first confirmed case of the virus in Pine Bluff. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 continues to run amok in the United States. As of April 27, Phillips County has mercifully been spared the worst of the pandemic, with only four confirmed cases and one fatality.

Currently, the hotspot for the entire state is Lincoln County. Lincoln County has teste...


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Fresh Perspective

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, April 21, 2020,

We can all agree that the past five weeks have been some of the most challenging times in our lifetimes. There have been social, economic, educational, and relational fallout associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that Arkansas has been spared the worst, particularly when compared to other adjacent states like Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee. Up until April 20, Shelby County Tennessee had more cases than all of Arkansas.

COVID-19 is a real global pandemic. The entire globe ...


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Something Different

Posted by Kenny Lee on Thursday, April 16, 2020,

So right now, you are thinking, after reading the title of this article, the question in your mind is, "What do you mean something is different preacher? Everything is different!" You know what? I think you are right about that. In a matter of four short weeks, nearly everything has changed.

Schools are closed, many for the rest of the year. Parents are assuming new roles as teachers of their children. Lessons provided virtually, AMI packets are handed out, completed, and exchanged for the ...


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We Need Some Good News

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, April 7, 2020,

The past several weeks have been times of unprecedented change. Since the novel, Corona Virus COVID-19 made its appearance on the world stage and began to wreak havoc with our global healthcare systems and the intricately interwoven global economy. While watching the evening news last week (something I do less of these days), my little girl lamented, “Is there anything on this show that’s not about the Corona Virus?” Honestly, she has a point.

The pandemic interrupted our spring break ...


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A New Normal

Posted by Kenny Lee on Tuesday, March 31, 2020,

Over the last two weeks, we have all begun to make some significant adjustments to the way we live. Students are working on AMI packages or in a virtual classroom. College students are at home and completing the semester online. Teachers are working from home, and many people are working on adjusted schedules. With unemployment heading up, some are not working at all.

With the indigenous poverty that is a part of Phillips County, there are a lot of people who are finding it very difficult to...


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Pastor Kenny Lee


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