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Overcoming anger

Have you ever allowed anger to overtake you in such a way that you did something stupid? Did your lack of self-control cause you to regret your actions? Recently my two year old son was playing ball with a friend.

Church hosts paper drive for Dollarway High School

From left, Dollarway High School Assistant Principal Gwen Litzsey; Travis Creekmore, pastor of New Harvest Church of God at White Hall; and Principal Jeff Spaletta, announce that the church began a copy paper drive July 9 for Dollarway High School. The drive will last one month. The church plans to collect at least 350 reams of paper — 10 reams for each teacher. The church will present the paper at the school’s back-to-school bash before school starts. (Special to The Commercial)

Love not condemn

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18.

A call to prayer

It’s time to pray! The city of Pine Bluff and surrounding areas are gearing up for the 4th annual Prayer Rally 2015. We are in perilous times and must return to God. Prayer is the key.

Why were you born?

God created each of us for a reason. Many people live and die, searching for some kind of purpose to their lives —where they fit, whether they really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Be resolved

A new year has begun, an old year has entered the history books, and I have most likely broken all the “resolutions” I made just a few days ago on the eve of 2015. Oh well, as I’ve often said, “there is always next year.”

A Holy and Merry Christmas

Some of my earliest memories center on church services at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., and especially the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. It was called the “Midnight Mass” not because, as one would think, it started at the strike of 12 a.m., but because the actual taking of Holy Communion, and the closing of the service, was around midnight.

Making your life count

Does my life really count? Am I making a difference? Those are questions I ask myself and God every day - some days more than others. I too often get caught up in details of matters that really don’t matter one bit in view of eternity. That’s the battle of busyness.