Ann Cipperly

Ann Cipperly

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Ann Cipperly is an award winning journalist whose career includes being a lifestyle and food editor, feature writer, columnist and photographer for newspapers and magazines

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Busy working mom shares recipes, tips for being organized

Busy working mom shares recipes, tips for being or …

BY ANN CIPPERLY OPINION — While Victoria Benson is a busy mother, she has a love of cooking and prepares all their meals at home. She has become organized at grocery shopping and planning meals by designing themed dinners for some nights. Victoria...

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Entirely His

Entirely His

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION — In his book, “My Utmost for His Highest”, Oswald Chambers declares that the supreme goal of his life was to be absolutely abandoned to Jesus. He writes, “I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and Him...

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The source of spiritual strength

OPINION — In the days of my youth, I was frail and weak. My dad was a strong man. I admired his strength. In the picture book of Bible stories my mother read to me, I learned about a man named Samson whose story is in the book of Judges. I was...

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Prepare a delicious homemade Valentine’s Day meal

Prepare a delicious homemade Valentine’s Day mea …

BY ANN CIPPERLY | FOR THE OBSERVER OPINION — On Valentine’s Day, what better way to express love and caring than gathering the family around the table for a homemade meal with a yummy dessert. Since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday night this...

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Love Jesus Supremely

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION — “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas A. Kempis, written in the 15th Century, has been translated into more than fifty languages. It is considered, next to the Bible, the most influential book of Christendom. It’s a book I...

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We have to live by affirmation

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION — He was already 77 years old when I met E. Stanley Jones, but God used that encounter with Brother Stanley to change my life. He was the evangelist at an Ashram, a spiritual life retreat that my wife and I attended at...

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21st Annual ‘Taste of Chocolate’ coming Jan. 23

21st Annual 'Taste of Chocolate' coming Jan. 23

Members of the Beta Xi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers’ Sorority will hold their 21st Taste of Chocolate Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Trinity Church on Second Avenue in Opelika. All proceeds go to...

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All or nothing

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION — I grew up in the church. I don’t remember being in the nursery, but Mama told me that’s where I was, when I was a baby, while she and Daddy participated in worship. When I was 10, I made the decision to be baptized and...

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Jesus is everything

OPINION —John was dying. The end was near. He had suffered for months with terminal cancer. His doctor had said, “There is nothing more we can do. You can take him home and call Hospice.”I was visiting John in his home. It was Tuesday of Holy Week....

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Serving Others

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION —Two words – serving others – reveal the secret to a great life.Jesus of Nazareth showed us how to serve when he humbly washed the dirty feet of his disciples. He urged his disciples to follow his example.We have a choice....

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Warm up January days with hot homemade soup

Warm up January days with hot homemade soup

BY ANN CIPPERLY OPINION — Whether they are creamy or chunky, comforting bowls of hot soup are welcome on chilly January days. Most soup recipes make a large pot, which can be prepared ahead and frozen in several containers to have on hand for busy...

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Choose to be resolute

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION —The passing of Christmas ushers us into the season to ridicule the making of New Year resolutions. Critics say it’s foolish to make lofty resolutions that most of us will give up on before the end of the month.Though...

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'Keeping Christmas' offers good advice

BY WALT ALBRITTON BY WALTER ALBRITTON OPINION —As we say goodbye to Christmas, I want to share with you “Keeping Christmas” by Henry van Dyke. A Presbyterian pastor and professor of English literature at Princeton University, he was born in...

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Christmas Words

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION — Grab a cup of tea or hot chocolate and sit with me for a few minutes. We communicate with words. Words can be lethal or loving. They can bless or wound others. It’s Christmastime. So let’s reflect on some choice words of...

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Ann Fuller enjoys decorating at Christmas

Ann Fuller enjoys decorating at Christmas

BY ANN CIPPERLY OPINION — Well known for her gracious and elegant style in hospitality and decorating, Ann Fuller of Opelika excels at both during the holiday season. For Ann and her husband, Dr. Earle Fuller, Christmas is about family, friends,...

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Stop worrying before it kills you

Stop worrying before it kills you

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION —Robert Frost famously said, “The reason worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”So, if worrying can kill us, it will not be a waste of time to reflect on the nature of worry and decide to...

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Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Densons celebrate with family in historic district BY ANN CIPPERLY As residents in the Northside Historic District get ready for the Victorian Front Porch Tour, Tiffany and Rush Denson begin decorating their 1913 home that has remained in the...

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The healing gift of understanding

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION —Understanding may be the best thing one person can offer another person. There are moments in life when nothing is more important than having someone understand how you feel and forgive you for something wrong you have...

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The healing gift of understanding

BY WALT ALBRITTON OPINION —Like most Americans, our family came together to celebrate Thanksgiving. It seems a good thing that the fourth Thursday of every November is set aside by our nation as a holiday to give thanks for our blessings. It is...

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Cookie Walk Dec. 2 Helps Build Habitat Homes for Families In Community

Cookie Walk Dec. 2 Helps Build Habitat Homes for F …

The 28th annual Cookie Walk will be held Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. until noon at a new location this year, True Deliverance Holiness Church’s new gymnasium at 936 N Donahue Dr. in Auburn. Along with 30,000 cookies, the event features photos with Santa, a...

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