Faith
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I can remember growing up as a child and the anxiety that continued to build throughout the holiday season. The closer it got to Christmas, the more excited I became, until by Christmas Eve, I could hardly stand it. Part of me wanted to go to bed … more
God never meant for children to receive underwear for Christmas. The Wise Men did not bring Jesus underwear as one of their gifts. Christmas is for toys and joys. Underwear falls into neither category. Yet, every year of childhood, one of my … more
Counting down to Christmas is much different as an adult than it was as a child. Every year, my grandmother would buy us a chocolate advent calendar - the kind that had a little paper door you would pry open and get a little chocolate, molded in the … more
Antioch United Methodist Church, 4040 Dubose Siding Road, announces: * Saturday, Dec. 2 - Outreach ministry "Day of Warmth" soup and sandwich from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the community. Mary Ruth Cook will speak. Church of Christ, 313 … more
'I'm not materialistic" is what I often say. "It's just not something I struggle with" is my pious followup, as my friends discuss their burning desire for the next big thing. I employed the GPS on my phone in an unfamiliar part of town when this … more
It's strange to think about Jesus giving thanks. After all, Christians believe he was the God in flesh. It seems odd for him to thank his Heavenly Father for anything. But Jesus did give thanks. When he fed the 5,000, he gave thanks for the five … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday - Fallfest 5-7 p.m. featuring Bible trivia, games, prizes and more. * Sunday - Educator's Day will be celebrated during 10 a.m. worship. Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, … more
There always seems to be an inferred expectation that I address recent headlines, the bulk of which have centered on moral degradation, pain and tragedy. If I may interject a personal feeling - it's depressing. My column can be found between … more
Like friends often do, the disciples of Jesus and those leaders in the early church gave each other nicknames. Two of Jesus' disciples, James and John, were called Sons of Thunder, which likely spoke to their boldness in their spiritual testimony … more
Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Saturday, Nov. 18 - Fallfest 5-7 p.m. featuring Bible trivia, games, prizes and more. * Sunday, Nov. 19 - Educator's Day will be celebrated during 10 a.m. worship. Bethlehem Missionary … more
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