The 104th Psalm was used by the Hebrew people to praise God for the abundance of the fruit of the earth. “He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth.” (v. 14)
In an article in The Atlantic Monthly, author and editor-at-large Jonathon Rauch recalled a time he attended a dinner party and was asked about his religion. Rauch, a self-proclaimed atheist, considered what to say and realized that atheists were no different than theists in that both sets of people try to convince others of their beliefs, seek converts, and build ideological communities.
When Jesus called His first four followers, Andrew, Peter, James and John, His invitation to them was simple: follow me and I will make you something. That something was not what we might have expected.
Smyrna Presbyterian offers garage sale items, kids activities at Harvest Jubilee
Smyrna Presbyterian Church is ready to usher in the season of fall with an outdoor celebration, the annual Harvest Jubilee. For more than two decades, Harvest Jubilee has offered family activities and other events to benefit a special home missions project at the Conyers church.
All of us have our own image of Christ ingrained in our imagination or our spiritual mind’s eye. It’s the image that confronts us when we close our eyes in prayer. It’s the one representing He whom we worship when moved by a particular hymn or praise chorus.
Consequences are the ingredients that make up the news fodder every second of every day. A live news feed does exactly that. It lives off a ravenous appetite for the consequent nature of events, both good and bad.
In July 2007, our nation paid tribute to a lady who taught us a new respect for the environment — Lady Bird Johnson. Among the issues that she made us aware of were the visual clutter of uncontrolled billboards and the tons of litter thrown from passing vehicles along our nation’s highways.
I’ll admit that I’m not someone who often pays close attention to what people wear or their accessories. But recently I couldn’t help but notice the distinctive purse and shoulder strap of a lady I encountered. The strap was deep red with big black letters which repeatedly spelled the word “danger.”
I can still hear the voice of my mom when she called up to the third floor to wake me and my brother up to get ready for school. Her call always ended with the words “get up now or you two will miss the bus.” If we were too enmeshed in slumber and fell back to sleep, mom then summoned dad and his thunderous voice woke us up very fast.
Did you notice the date on today’s newspaper? It’s one of those occasional calendar occurrences some people emphasize – a Friday the 13th.
Gossip is dangerous; however, when a person who carefully communicates what he or she actually knows, it can be helpful when discretely shared. Such care for accuracy reminds me of Proverbs 16:20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”
Annual gala at St. Pius benefits Refuge Pregnancy Center
Seventeen years ago, a young woman found herself pregnant and didn’t know where to turn. Today, she is the mother of a teenager and has never forgotten the people who helped her through the most desperate time in her life.
On the first day of school over a month ago, I did what I always do every year and walk each of my children to their classes to personally drop them off.
There are many in the Christian community today who are not convinced that they need to be connected to the body of believers; the church. They think that all you need is the Bible, their own space, maybe a TV preacher occasionally and some good books, and they think they’ve got it made.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, NIV84).
- Rockdale County High School Class of 1963 reunion
- Conyers Garden Club learns about bees and pollination
- Conyers Garden club competes in Yellow Daisy Flower Show
- Anaida Pabon turns 100 years old
- Cadets launch rockets from the Covington Municipal Airport
- Kaitlyn Cole named Miss GA Jr Preteen
- Pilot Club of Conyers names Sweetheart for 2013
- Oxford Lions Club honors member
- Women's Club learns about breast cancer awareness non-profit
- The Conyers Garden Club awards the Yard of the Month for August
The Recipe Box
- The Recipe Box: Roasted vegetables a healthy side dish
- Include sweet potato minis on your Thanksgiving menu
- Make creepy Oreo spider cookies for Halloween
- THE RECIPE BOX: Watermelon goat cheese salad a unique July Fourth treat
- THE RECIPE BOX: Sweeten a picnic with grape salad
- THE RECIPE BOX: Spinach lasagna rolls worth the prep time
- THE RECIPE BOX: Zesty Italian dressing makes cucumber salad a refreshing dish
- THE RECIPE BOX: Banana smoothie a healthy alternative to ice cream
- THE RECIPE BOX: Sweet potato muffins melt in your mouth
- THE RECIPE BOX: Resurrection rolls perfect to make with children at Easter
- Capers-Grooms Engagement
- Thomas-Martin Engagement
- Reagan-Chambless Engagement
- Halbrooks-Pickett Engagement
- Mason-Meltz Engagement
- Jordan-Holder Engagement
- Collins-Green Engagement
- Dixon-Conner Engagement
- Hardin-Garcia Engagement
- Stowers-Collins Engagement