“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:16-17
It is much easier to become a father than to actually be one, and most fathers never get a chance to be educated in the skills of parenting. Nevertheless, a little child is helpless in the hands of the people around him.
On the Hallmark channel at Christmas time it snows every day. The characters walk through the snow in trendy clothes. Inside each home, the fireplace burns continually, the holiday tree is perfectly decorated, and there are mounds of gifts underneath.
While fighting the coronavirus, medical professionals have offered a strategy now seen everywhere in America, Europe and other developed areas.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I see people experiencing much fear and hopelessness. May we choose to remember, even in the midst of times such as this, God is still in control and surely He will keep His word.
“And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all his acquaintances and the women who had followed him from Galilee stood at a distance watching these things.” Luke 23:48-49
“He promised there will never be a dark night that does not end. And by dying for us, Jesus showed how far our love should be ready to go — all the way.” –President Ronald Reagan
Whether at home or abroad, Hickory native Jera Brand sees each day as an opportunity to do what God called her to do – to share the love of God to those who may not know Him.
Every now and then, while a priest is traveling or out running errands, a stranger will approach and ask: "Father, will you hear my confession?"
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.” Psalm 33:18-19
For centuries, Eastern Orthodox Christians have shared prayers "for the sick, the suffering, the captive and for their safety and salvation" as well as petitions that "we may be delivered from all affliction, wrath and need."
First Apostolic Church in Meridian will honor Bishop Dennis and Pastor Pearl Rice Huggins, celebrating 36 years, at its annual Shepherd’s Anniversary this weekend.
West Virginia Senators passed a highly debated bill Wednesday requiring local county boards of education offer an elective in public high schools on instruction of the Bible despite feelings the bill may be a violation of the state's constitution.
The Lord has blessed the First Baptist Church of Lauderdale by providing a new minister of music. Jeff Mercer received a unanimous vote from the congregation in January and began serving in his new ministry position in February.
As a teenager, Trey Smith kept praying that he would reach 6-foot-5 – the right height for a blue-chip lineman coming out of high school, and then a college star who would rise high in the National Football League draft.
For Christmas of 2019, Healing Harmony Outreach Ministry, founded by Sylvia Caver of Buckatunna, Miss., SOAP Ministry, founded by Elder Sherrel Caver and Assistant Pastor Ervin Lacey, partnered with local churches in the community to give Christmas gifts to more than 400 nursing homes, vete…
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6
This Week's Circulars
Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred Armstrong were held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, 3 p.m., at Magnolia Cemetery. To view the full obituary or sign the online memorial go to www.jamesfwebb.com.
There will be a private memorial for Mrs. Joyce Courier on Monday, July 6, 2020, at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton. To view the full obituary go to www.jamesfwebb.com.
Arrangements are incomplete at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home for Mr. Price, 65, of Enterprise, who died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
- Meridian schools propose hybrid learning plan for 2020-21
- Meridian singer Jamal Roberts to appear on 'Sunday Best'
- Mississippi governor: COVID-19 'not a hoax'
- Myrlie Evers weeps over Mississippi flag decision; 'Medgar's wings must be clapping'
- Meridian schools propose $62.4 million budget
- The Essentials: Nurse volunteers for COVID-19 unit at Alliance Health Center in Meridian
- Meridian curfew extended; state COVID-19 hospitalizations continue climb
- Law enforcement reports: June 26-29
- COVID-19 related closings, changes in East Mississippi
- No new COVID-19 cases reported in Lauderdale County