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Religion

  • It’s not easy to enter darkness to see a great light

    It’s true. I love hearing a good story. I love to tell a good story. If exaggeration will assist in the hearing and telling, I’ll use it; however, this is more than narrating a saga to regale an audience. It’s more than my causing amusement, laughter and distraction from our daily doings. It’s more than adding spice to a mundane routine. This is the stuff of life that causes one to stop, really stop and smell the roses in our everyday bouquet of life.

  • It’s crucial to give ourselves time to say goodbye

    As my fingers fly over my computer keyboard, I think about Alice in Wonderland and her encounter with the White Rabbit who has no time to say hello, goodbye. He’s in a stew because he is running late for a very important date. 

  • Religion briefs

    Giving market set for Nov. 21

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • In this world all we need is love, sweet love

    In a world of turmoil and chaos, we want simple solutions. We want an ordered, peaceful life. This is especially true for those of us who have reached the pinnacle of middle age and are heading downhill, perhaps too quickly. Having already lived through and with crises, we are eager for stability. Opportunities for change are irksome to say the least and odious at our worst.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans giving market

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Georgetown Road in Calabash will host its annual Alternative Giving Market from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21.

    Buy a gift of a farm animal such as a yak or a goat or a flock of chickens to provide a renewable food supply, or help a child by giving them the chance they need in a third-world country.

  • Mount Olive Baptist Church to have homecoming celebration Nov. 14-17

    The congregation of Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia invites everyone to join as they observe their annual homecoming celebration and revival services Nov. 14-17 with the inspirational theme “In His Image.”

    The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a concert featuring The Hayes Family from Boone. 

  • Remembering service and sacrifice on Veterans Day

    I can remember the excitement of people gathering to march in parades, a holiday atmosphere, as we celebrated Veterans’ Day when I was young. There was a special note of appreciation since we had just come through a world war, a major life-changing event in my young life. Too young to serve in the military, we were yet called to serve in whatever way we could. Mostly, it was serving by sacrifice. 

  • Religion briefs

    Calabash Presby hosts bake sale

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road (N.C. 179) will host a craft fair and bake sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, including fall and Christmas handcrafted items. Lunch will also be available. Call 579-7356.

    Alternative Giving Market set

  • There is a universe of wonder dwelling in little things

    The event occurred many years ago, when I was a graduate student immersed in the large universe of theological thoughts and historical ramifications; however, the incident remains as vivid to me today as it was then. 

    Accompanied by a dear friend, I was strolling to the college cafeteria. It had rained hard all day and we were walking in the midst of a superfine drizzle that was dampening my spirits. I fare well in sunny weather and am a bear when the skies darken and grayness falls upon the earth.

  • Dresses for Haiti

    BY RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITER

    The desire to make a difference for the youth of Haiti led one local church to break out sewing machines.

    Earlier this year, it was placed upon the heart of Big Macedonia Church senior mission director Dale Williams to reach out to the people of Haiti. At the time, she wasn’t sure what mission project the church should undertake.