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A Great Wall of Sin

My first calling was to a congregation who were very strong in their faith — and in their opinions. One such parishioner was a retired surgeon, of great personal wealth, who had been extremely well respected, and feared, in the health care community.

Men In The Fire present concert

Men In the Fire of Indiana presented a concert during the Lenten mission program at St. Peter Catholic Church on March 15 and provided music for Mass on March 16. Members of the group include Tony Bingham, Mike Woodson and Greg Rucker along with musicians Keith Strong and Phyllis Walker. The featured speaker was Rev. Chester Smith of the Bowman-Francis Ministry Project.

Power of the Resurrection

During the season of Lent leading up to the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, it is important to realize the magnitude of what God has done through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

A Lenten reflection

When my father died I was devastated. I was relatively young, as was he, and we were close — even though my parents were divorced and I lived with my mother in another community. The loss was enough to cause me to register shock. One of my coping devices is to compartmentalize, which I did in this case. As a result, I did not have to deal with my emotions until much later.

To be a friend or fiend?

"You are judged by the company you keep" is an ancient adage that rings of common sense. On the other hand, from the perspective of those who wish to judge others and seek to justify their gossip and half-truth, this can become a wicked mantra.

Church News April 6, 2013

The New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Cornerstone will observe its 63rd annual ushers' day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Daryl Graydon, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer, will be the guest speaker.

Church News March 30, 2013

The Church of God , 7111 Shannon Road, will hold an Easter celebration Sunday. There will be a free Easter breakfast from 7-9 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children at 12:30 p.m.

Alleluia! The Lord is risen

The events of Easter have always fascinated me, not least of all, of course, the miracle of the Resurrection. What a tremendous example of the power of God at work in raising Jesus bodily from the grave, and what a show of love.

The Remedy For Rumors

"Rumor has it..." What is it about having the edge on juicy information? What drives people to be the first to have and share some inside information? If someone starts off a sentence with, "Guess what I heard?" you had better be careful to check that information as truth before sharing it. Why is it we love rumors and gossip? What is even more ironic is that they are both forms of lies. If Satan is the father of all lies (John 8:44) then why do Christians especially run to them sometimes like moths to a flame?

All creation seems to shout Alleluia!

When I was growing up in Point Pleasant, W.Va., (population of about 4,000) we had a sure-fire way to know when the season of Spring had arrived — and it had little to do with weather. The local Dairy Queen would open.

Are you thirsty?

Have you ever been so thirsty you thought you were going to die? Maybe your thirst hasn't ever been that bad but I'm sure you have had a time when you really needed a drink. Maybe after working or exercising? Water is not an option for life, it is a necessity. You can go a few weeks without food but you will die without water in a couple of days. Our bodies are comprised of about 70% water, which blew the mind of my six year old when I told her that. She thought for sure she was about 70% candy and part of me thinks she is right.

Church News

Kingdom of God Ministries , 700 S. Grant St., will hold the sixth anniversary celebration of the pastor and wife, Rev. Alvin and Rochelle Robertson, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Silas Johnson, the bishop of Full Counsel Ministries in North Little Rock, will be the speaker.