For God’s Sake: Christ willingly gave his life-giving blood for me
I don’t know what romantic thing you did for Valentine’s Day, but my wife and I gave blood. It was her idea.
She is always ready to give blood whenever “The Big Red Bus” is in town and I always ask, “What are they giving away?”
One pastor, two churches, two locations
For God’s Sake: Oatmeal monthly reminder of living by faith
When the temperatures recently dipped into the 20s here on the Emerald Coast, I was robbed of a favorite seasonal pastime: flaunting our balmy weather before my family and friends living in the north.
Instead, they mocked me as I whined about temperatures they consider to be a warming trend. I have grown so soft that what little fashion sense I possess is lost in such weather.
A recipe for success
At a Feb. 21 Sunday mass, the St. Sylvester’s chapter of the Columbiettes presented a $2,500 donation to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre (PRCN).
The funds were raised from the sale of a church cookbook. Chapter president, Angela Edwards and Financial Secretary, Ann Teston, presented the check to PRCN Executive Director Betsy Bower and Ellen Stanley, director of client services.
For God’s Sake: Never elevate anyone to a status that we believe them incapable of sin.
Several months ago, I wrote a column about deceased Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias and how I had benefited from his ministry.
Recently in the news I read that the accusations of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse leveled against him in recent years by several women have proven true.
Grace’s Place opens to ‘broken chicks’
On Feb. 6, a crowd of about 30 friends and supporters looked on as a ribbon was cut marking the official opening of Grace’s Place, a place where “healed broken chicks (help) broken chicks heal.”
Grace’s Place founder and self-described “healed broken chick,” April Fisher, recounted for the crowd the long journey that led up to this day.
Students learn Gospel, English through church ministry
When First Baptist Church Navarre began its English as a Second Language (ESL) classes six months ago, they knew that they were addressing a great need in Santa Rosa County.
Their research had revealed that about 12,000 people for whom English is not their primary language live within a 10-mile radius of the church.
Since then, this new ministry has experienced tremendous growth.
For God’s Sake: Becoming a new creation in Christ
A lifetime ago, I was the lead guitarist for a rock band.
When I admit this in church circles, it is met with a bemused look that says, “Really?” I will admit, I bear little resemblance to a “rocker” with my gray hair and conservative attire but put a guitar in my hands and my claim is quickly validated.
Worship, the universal language
It was the first Thursday of February, cold and damp outside but warm and welcoming inside Risen Savior Lutheran Church.
A small team of volunteers arrived to assist Pastor Craig Born and his wife, Jennifer, in the final preparations for the monthly “Jesus Cares Worship at the Cross,” a worship service for anyone with special needs or cognitive impairments.