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  • Mothers are upper rooms: havens, who empower and encourage growth

    Somewhere I recall stumbling across a strange sentence, “Mothers are upper rooms.” The comment stopped me in my tracks. What on earth could that mean? The only upper room images I could conjure were pictures of frightened disciples gathered behind locked doors. I had heard many sermons based on the topic of fear versus faith. But, never had motherhood been connected with that imagery.

  • All you wanted to know about butterflies: Part II

    By Shirley Waggoner-Eisenman
    Master Gardener
    Continuing with the discussion of butterflies, the size of the butterfly’s wingspan can range from one-inch to more than 4 inches. Some are small and their color matches the foliage and makes them hard to spot.

  • What would you do if you had only one month to live?

    Members of the group meandered into the church hall. Their steps were not reluctant so much as they were deliberate with the slowness that comes with familiarity and with the desire to make each moment last. We were eager to be with the others, to enjoy their presence, to laugh, perhaps to cry together.

  • Jesus had a dream that has not disappeared

    In Walt Disney’s original production of “Snow White” there is a beautiful song that tells us “a dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.”
    I once had a plaque that reminded me: “Today’s dreams are tomorrow’s realities.”
    The Man of La Mancha sang, “Dream the impossible dream!” Martin Luther King announced hope to overflowing crowds of enslaved blacks in his four words, “I have a dream!” As a child, I loved to play the piano piece “Beautiful Dreamer.”

  • To learn is to harness the power of signs

    I am a sign reader. I read billboards. I look for indicators of change. I observe gestures, facial expressions—all to understand more clearly the nonverbal messages being delivered. I am not always accurate in my assessment, but I definitely believe there is power to be harnessed in the signs.

  • Beth Moore event planned

    A Beth Moore simulcast event, “So Long, Insecurity,” will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Calabash Presbyterian Church on 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach. 

    The simulcast is free but reservations are required for lunch at a cost of $6. Each attendee is asked to bring a canned good for local food pantries. 

    Contact the church office at 579-7356 for more information.

  • Zion Hill plans women's event

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road, Bolivia, will have a Woman’s Day Program at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 9.

    The guest minister will be the Rev. Marie Griffin from New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. The theme will be “Women Of Faith Serving The Church.”

  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church has worship services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

    Pastor is Larry Milliken.

  • Building HOPE bike rally April 24

    Building HOPE Ministries and Beach House Harley-Davidson are sponsoring the annual “Riding for Hope” ride and rally from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and join in for a time of praise and worship, food on the grill and testimonies. You do not have to ride to participate.

    Churches, ministries and entertainers are invited to set up a booth by calling 842-9418 for details.

  • Last Call Ministries plans revival

    Last Call Ministries will have a One Voice United revival services under the tent on the field at Physicians Drive, Supply, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2, and nightly at 7 p.m. May 3-8.

    For more information, call 409-1162.