A mentor when I was younger insisted Monday was a good day for pastors since the pressure of the upcoming Sunday hadn’t yet settled in. He was in the minority because many pastors joke about Mondays being “resignation day.” They feel badly about the day before and drag in on Monday with disc…
Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church, 71529 AL Highway 77, Talladega, celebrates the 14th anniversary for Pastor Brian Miller and Sis. Linda Miller at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Theme: The Joy and Pain of Preaching, Hebrews 13:17. Guest speaker: Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, pastor of United Christ…
Casual readers come to 1 Corinthians 13 and hear comforting words concerning “love.” Hallmark cards import these words for every happy occasion: mother’s day, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. They are some of the most beautiful words in human language.
I read the story in "The Christian Century" some time ago. The author and her husband held three teacups in their hands after the husband's mother downsized and moved to a smaller apartment. The couple talked about which items to keep or to discard in a home that was already full of things. …
I found former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s book at our local library recently and enjoyed reading about his life and service. I heard the governor speak in 2012 and know him to be a commanding figure in person. He didn’t hold back in his book, either!
An ABC tribute to Gilda Radner some time ago reminded me of the number of people we’ve lost in the last few years who made us laugh: John Belushi, John Candy, Phil Hartman, Bob Hope, Grady Nutt, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Clower and others.
PELL CITY -- The Chapel in the Pines kicked off its summer services this past Sunday at Pell City Lakeside Park, and released a schedule of speakers for the next six weeks.
Peace Missionary Baptist Church at 501 Lokey St., Talladega, will celebrate the eighth pastor’s anniversary of the Rev. Van Tony Welch and Elect Lady Betty J. Welch on Sunday, May 19, at 2:30 p.m.
Westside Church of God on the Old Birmingham Highway held its pastor’s appreciation service honoring the Rev. James and Rachel Beam on Sunday, April 28.
The Kelly Springs Missionary Baptist Church family cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate 36 years of pastoral leadership and appreciation for Dr. L.L. Jacobs and first lady Emma Jacobs on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m.
Both local ministers from Talladega and pastors from the United Church of Christ from around Alabama will participate.
The wind in my face was bitterly cold in downtown Dallas a few years ago since the winter weather was yet lingering. My continuing education classes had ended at the seminary in nearby Ft. Worth, so the afternoon was free for some sightseeing.
I got home a few weeks ago to face awful criticism. My wife said, “You reek of garlic!” It’s true I’d been to an Italian restaurant for lunch and had a breadstick or two, but the garlic in the bread was something I didn’t detect.
The play, “Victory of the Cross,” written by Loretta Brasher and Denisha Clark, mother and daughter, will start at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 20. Doors to the church in Pell City will open at 5.
The 15th pastor’s anniversary of the Rev. & Sis. John L. Ragland Jr. at Morning Star Baptist Church in Talladega will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
First United Methodist Church at 400 East St. S in Talladega will again host Holy Week worship services with a complimentary meal immediately afterward.
Rushing Springs Baptist Church will celebrate the 24th anniversary for Pastor Clarence and elect lady Regina Woodward on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Pastor Theoangelo Perkins of Liberty Christian Center.
SYLACAUGA -- Reaching The World Bible Church will hold a Pastor's Appreciation Service honoring Pastors Henry and Ella Looney's 26th year of ministry at the church Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m.
GOODWATER -- The Mt. Olive Baptist Church family in Goodwater will host the first anniversary celebration honoring Pastor Len and Sis. Letinna Wilson on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30 pm.
The British artist, Holman Hunt, produced a painting in 1853 that hangs today in the chapel at Oxford University. It’s called “Jesus the Light of the World” and portrays Jesus knocking on a door with no visible latch while holding a lantern in his other hand. Hunt based his painting on the w…