• Cuevas: Humans are responsible for the evil we do

    Are humans pretty much good or are we evil?

  • Church News | Sept. 20, 2018

    Study on the book of Revelation begins

    Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Ave., Carrollton will hold a 10-week Bible study on the book of Revelation. The study will be led by Pastor Devin Olachea, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

    Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 732-0241.

    Commonwealth Quartet in concert Sept. 22-23

  • Feelin’ the wind

    One of my favorite things to do is sit on my couch and look out our big back window and watch the wind blow through the trees.

    It reminds me of the conversation Jesus once had with a religious leader named Nicodemus.

    Talking about the need for a person to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, Jesus told him that God’s Spirit is like the wind.

  • Faith and your brain

    Mark Twain wrote, “What a wee little part of a person’s life and his acts are his words. His real life is led in his head and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those other things, are his history.”

  • Where’s your umbrella?

    Three farmers gather daily in a field during a horrible drought. The men are down on their knees, looking upward, and praying the skies will open and pour forth a much-needed rain.

    Unfortunately, the heavens are silent, and the petitioners become discouraged, but they continue to meet every morning to lift up their request to God.

    One morning an uninvited stranger approaches and asks the men what they are doing. They respond, “We’re praying for rain.”

  • Finding strength in troubled times

    The days we live in are troubled times. Jesus told us, in the last days trouble would arise. Matthew 24:6 - “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Verse 7 continues and says, “Nations will rise against nations, kings against kingdoms, there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

  • Church News | Aug. 30, 2018

    CAYR dinner Aug. 31

    Free CAYR dinner will be held 5-7 p.m., Friday Aug. 31, at Calvary Full Gospel Church 39 Mattick St. in Prestonville. Menu consists of country ham, white beans, fried potatoes, corn bread and desserts. There will be live music for entertainment and door prizes will be awarded.

    Hymn sing Sept. 6

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7p.m., Sept. 6, at Milton Baptist Church, U.S. Hwy. 421, in Milton.

    Curtis’ preach, sing at First Apostolic church

  • Looking for grace

    Have you seen grace lately?

    That was a question posed in 1996 by the editor of the now-defunct Virtue magazine, a Christian women’s magazine I used to write for.

    The editor, Jeanette Thomason, once spent several weeks chronicling the stopping spots of railroad tramps in Spokane, Wash.

    She’d make her way past rows of abandoned buildings and find discarded wine bottles and chicken bones, cold campfires and cardboard lean-tos.

    Sometimes she’d find treasures, like a cast-off, sleeveless Army jacket or a torn sleeping bag.

  • Church News | Aug. 23, 2018

    Pastoral anniversary, dedication Aug. 24-26

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton and Pastor and Mrs. Ron Tiller are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with a three-day event Aug. 24-26. The church also will be

    dedicating its building, The Refuge, located at 220 Port William Lane in Carrollton.

    The church will feature Rev. Johnny Godair Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., Rev. Kenny Godair will preach, followed by Rev. Floyd Odom at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26.

    Luau party at Dividing Ridge Apostolic

  • Live more efficient: Tips to clean your emotional vehicle

    While driving through the countryside of hills, valleys and streams from one of my offices to another, I noticed another vehicle that resembled a gigantic mud ball rather than any recognizable make or model. It had obviously been driven in a “mud run,” adding considerable volume and weight to its original design. The sight of it caused an uneasy feeling for me as I imagined being that driver. In my own car I can hardly wait after a bug or a bird’s “gift” hits my windshield to stop to remove it from sight.