One of my favorite books in the bible is the book of Job. Largely because when I go through trials it helped me to understand that suffering is an everyday occurrence, but as long as God is in the trial, the test is easier to bear.
The Daily Dispatch publishes announcements about events and special services at area churches each week in Saturday’s edition. The deadline for submissions was changed recently.
This entire year has been one of transitions for me. On New Year’s Day I visited, prayed with and said goodbye to my grandmother, knowing I would not see her again in this life. She went home to be with the Lord one week later.
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Warrenton is continuing its long-standing tradition of making and selling fresh boxwood wreaths for the Christmas season.
The 2nd annual graduation of 26-week recovery program Champions of Hope, sponsored by Oasis of Hope Ministries, was held Nov. 7 with guest speaker Allison S. Capps, assistant district attorney for the 9th Judicial District.
North Henderson Baptist Church was recently recognized for its service to children in need around the world.
Like many people my age, I have vivid memories of the events from the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Just 10 days after those horrific attacks, I got on a plane with my wife and children and moved to the Philippines. For the next 12 years we served there as missionaries, only returning to the U.S. for short visits over the years. We kept up with the news and knew about things happening back here in our home country, but it wasn't the same as living here.
The Fuller Chapel Matthew 5:15 Club recently presented handmade hats to the fifth graders at Zeb Vance Elementary School for the third year in a row.
In our home if “High Noon” is on the television then it doesn’t matter what else is on! It is one of my favorite westerns that the rest of the family also loves, or so they pretend! Why is this movie such a classic? Is it the Oscar winning performance? Is it the real-time cinematography? I think the real answer lies in the noble ideals in the storyline such as justice, honor, duty, conviction and courage — qualities that symbolize the American spirit.
A team from Oasis of Hope Ministries visited the Ronald McDonald House of Durham on Oct. 11 to prepare a meal for families of sick children.
The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met recently in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.