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With heart and hands and voices

December 7, 2013 By Rev. Alicia Randolph Rapking, Parish House Director All through Thanksgiving week, I was humming or singing the hymn “Now Thank We All our God. more »»

Thanksgiving: Wonderful, for some

November 30, 2013 I know that I have mentioned before how much I love Thanksgiving. For me Thanksgiving was a special time with all kinds of special moments and rituals. more »»

‘For I Am the God that Healeth Thee’

November 23, 2013 KJV: “And said, if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and will do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I... more »»

‘In the twinkling of an eye’

November 9, 2013 Recorded in his own words, gospel preacher, singer and award-winning song writer, Bishop Carroll McGruder (UPC): “Oh, I can’t hardly wait ‘till I hear the call of the trumpet saying, ‘Come on up... more »»

Finding boldness to confront authority difficult

November 2, 2013 We as American citizens would do well to learn from the life and actions of Jesus as he dealt with the wickedness that permeated the religious and government leaders of his day. more »»

Several area events on tap

November 2, 2013 Happy birthday from Barbour County! Birthday? Yes! Round and About Barbour County is one year old. I must say that it has been an honor to write the Barbour County column. more »»

Viva la holidays: Italian fare abounds

November 1, 2013 The Harvest Moon has appeared from behind its hillside hiding place, the air is becoming increasingly cooler, and we know the days that warm us and bid us to walk outdoors incessantly are nearing... more »»

Sacred ordinance of water baptism

October 26, 2013 KJV: Matthew 3:13-17: “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. more »»

‘Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done’ in Christ

September 28, 2013 The late Jimi Hendrix, performed the secular song, “All Along The Watchtowe. more »»

Jesus Christ is Lord of the Sabbath

September 14, 2013 KJV: “And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the Sabbath day; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the corn. more »»

‘Commanding to abstain from meats’

August 31, 2013 The Lord greatly blessed us with two souls giving their lives to Christ in our recent revival with Pastor David Wilmoth. In Parsons, seven were born again during a funeral servic. more »»

Summer brings laughter, joy, love

August 17, 2013 One of the wonderful things about summer is that it often brings unexpected moments that reminds us how good life can be. more »»

Woe to those who would offend a child

August 3, 2013 When God is particularly grieved by man’s actions he pronounces a “woe” on them. more »»

God creates everyday miracles

June 15, 2013 Editor’s note: This column previously was published June 23, 2012. I haven’t written a column since Pentecost, when I was in North Carolina visiting my mother for Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Who hath believed our report

June 8, 2013 Our daughter, Stephanie, has found a new love interest. His name is “Dan. more »»

Pray for those facing disasters

June 1, 2013 Again, in the last few weeks, we find ourselves in prayer for our brothers and sisters far away who have faced a devastating event. This time again it is a storm — a tornado in Oklahoma. more »»

Others can help us find our faith

May 18, 2013 I found myself thinking about my mother on Mother’s Day weekend. It was the first Mother’s Day without her. She inherited eternal life last May 29. more »»

A great door is opened unto me

May 11, 2013 The title of this offering is from I Corinthians 12:9 (KJV). “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. more »»

Real meaning of love is God

May 11, 2013 “I love ice cream.” “I love my wife.” “I love my dog.” We apply the word “love” in many different ways, yet, it is easy to misapply it spiritually. The love of friends is “phileo” lov. more »»

Be there to help each other

May 4, 2013 Last Sunday was the fourth Sunday of Easter, which also is known as Good Shepherd Sunday because the assigned scripture readings for that particular Sunday focus on Jesus as a good shepherd. more »»

 
 
 

 

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