Features: Faith

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Death be not proud’

I knew her 12 of her 16 years. She had golden hair, sparkling eyes and an enthusiasm for life that brought joy to those who knew her. Once I sat beside her in church. She was maybe four or five, petite, dressed to the nines. She was coloring the front of the Sunday bulletin, trying to stay within the lines. Not succeeding, she removed an eraser from her tiny, girlish purse. Coloring outside the lines just wouldn’t do. She was the kind of girl who liked things tidy.

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Men of Valor holding Summer Fest 2k15

Antoine Hargrove and The Men of Valor Young Men’s Fellowship will host the third annual Summer Fest 2k15 on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Superior Chrysler of Henderson.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Saint Stephen church members honor victims of shooting

The Saint Stephen Missionary Baptist Church ministerial staff and congregation hold a special prayer June 28 in remembrance of the nine victims of the recent Charleston, South Carolina, massacre at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 12:27 PM

Created for creativity

I submitted this article for editing on what would have been my parents’ 54th wedding anniversary, had Dad not moved to heaven last August. Mom said that morning this is the first anniversary they had ever been apart. So you see, the significance of relationship was instilled in me from the very beginning of my life.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

United Methodist Women support Zeb Vance teachers

For many years now the United Methodist Women of Plank Chapel in Kittrell have supported the teachers and students at Zeb Vance Elementary School as one of their community missions.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Senior circle holds May meeting

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met May 20 in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church. After President Faye Woodlief called the meeting to order, Pastor Carolyn Roy gave the devotion, which revolved around Christian love.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

‘Pray without ceasing’

Most of us feel that we should pray more. Paul’s command to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) usually makes us feel like we fall short in that department.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Why we love our community

“Embarrassed of my hometown...” “Not what it used to be…” “Not surprised…” “Wish I could move…” These were some of the reactions to a recent crime report analysis circulating on Facebook. Actually, these were some of the nicer comments. Others were too crude to be mentioned here. Why are some people so quick to trash their community?

May. 29, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Turning to God

Thunder rolled across our nation’s capital Memorial Day weekend, as riders moved through the city with engines roaring and flags flying. Riders from all over the country converge to advocate for those left behind as missing in action or prisoners of war. Their intent was that no one is left behind or forgotten.

May. 29, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Stay with the faith

In the midst of praying in preparation for this article, several key things happened to inspire my writing of this message. First, there was an article last week about a poll taken that stated there are fewer people professing to be Christians. Then I heard a young man state that prayer can’t help us. I immediately began to talk about specific incidences that were impossible with man but were made possible by God.