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.
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.
Fall has arrived. The leaves are changing colors. Football is back. The mornings are cooler. Football is back — oh, I think I already mentioned that one. And this is the season when most churches celebrate homecoming.
New Sandy Creek Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church recently joined forces to provide GriefShare sessions to the community.
Jerry A. Faulkner (right) receives a plaque from Kieth Jones at Dexter Baptist Church honoring his more than 50 years of service to the church.
It was family reunion time again. This year, instead of a large luxurious house facing the ocean on the outer banks — a house filled with electronic options — we went camping.