Growing a great harvest takes patience, dedication
By Gwen Williams/aka Mrs. Chocolate
Summer time is just the time to reap the harvest from the spring plantings. Many fruit stands will grace the highways luring the health conscious with their bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Some of the delights are eaten and some are packed away for the cold winter months.
In the footsteps of Jesus
By Fr. Jonathan Filkins, PASTOR
St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Picayune
With all of the stories in the Bible, it is very easy to lose the focus of the very real places, which are catalogued there. Given the regular succession of “passion plays,” re-enactments and folklore telling’s, our vision of the reality of today’s Holy Land and the message of Christ may be a bit skewed.
The strange victory by liberal religion
By Terry Mattingl/Syndicated columnist
The most recent Jewish Community Study of New York held few surprises for those who have followed the sobering Jewish trends of recent decades
Movies on Canal begins March 9
The Church at Picayune is hosting a free community event called “Movies on Canal”, on the second Saturday of each month, beginning Saturday March 9, 2012.
A family friendly movie will be projected onto the side of the building at 120 West Canal St in Picayune. Bring a lawn chair and the entire family and enjoy fun-jumps, pop-corn, food, and lots of entertainment at Movies On Canal.
Pope resigns on his terms
By Terry Mattingly/Syndicated columnist
In the spring of 2009, Pope Benedict XVI stopped in Aquila, Italy, to pray at the shrine of St. Celestine V.
The pope left his pallium — a wool garment that resembles a yoke, symbolizing bonds between a shepherd and his flock — on this medieval pope’s tomb. Then, 15 months later, he visited a cathedral outside Rome to pray before the relics, once again, of St. Celestine V.
Pope Benedict VXI resigning
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict VXI did Monday what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, announcing his resignation and sending the already troubled Catholic Church scrambling to replace the leader of its 1 billion followers by Easter.
Not even his closest associates had advance word of the news, a bombshell that he dropped during a routine morning meeting of Vatican cardinals. With no clear favorites to succeed him, another surprise likely awaits when the cardinals elect Benedict’s successor next month.
“Without doubt this is a historic moment,” said Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, a protege and former theology student of Benedict’s who is considered a papal contender. “Right now, 1.2 billion Catholics the world over are holding their breath.”
It’s great to be involved with ‘Upwards’ basketball
By Gwen Williams/AKA MS Chocolate/Guest Columnist
I’m not a sports person, but every year I look forward to sharing with the children involved in the Upward Basketball program. First through sixth graders come together to experience their first sports encounter playing basketball. Boys and girls play together with the hope of building character and values for life. Excitement floods the gym as parents, grandparents, and aunts gather with various electronic gadgets waiting to film their children. The program is also a means of reaching parents with children who are unchurched.
The heart attack
By Steve Ellison, Interim Pastor/First Baptist Horatio, Ark.
January was a big month for me. It actually started in December and seeped over into February. I spent a few weeks helping to care for my father who was very ill, in fact near death from the combined effects of lung cancer, radiation of the brain, and chemotherapy. I officiated the funerals of a close family friend, my father, and my father’s sister.
By Kelcie Kinchen/Guest Columnist
Through life, no matter where we are, we face times that leave us with just a handful of understanding and a trunk full of confusion. Circumstances leave us standing in the road, not sure which way to turn.
It seems like everyone around you has something to offer in abundance and yet all you believe you have is not worthy of offering. In our minds, all we see is the lack but God sees the abundance around the corner of surrender.
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