Long black cars have made me nervous since a convoy of them turned into our driveway in 1964. Doors opened and men in dark suits swarmed across the property. I was 8 and old enough to feel the fear and hostility in the air. My mother cried in a back bedroom. My father sat on a wagonload of bailed hay and watched the proceedings with a rage carved so deeply on his face that the remnants linger after all these years.
"Grow, Proclaim, Serve!" is the new core children's Sunday school curriculum to be introduced this fall by Cokesbury.
When we put a stamp on a letter and place it in the mailbox, or when we pay postage to have a package delivered, we trust that they will make it to their intended recipients.
I believe; help my unbelief. These words from the father of the sick boy found in Mark 9 sum up the spiritual life for many of us.
Retired South Georgia United Methodist pastor and Savannah resident Dr. Edwin Chase was honored Saturday, June 16 at the 48th Georgia Author of the Year Awards at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Chase’s book, “God's Relentless Love,” won second prize in the "inspirational" category. In this work, the author depicts “a God whose wondrous love is more gracious, kind and remarkable than we can imagine or words can express.”
Ben Braddy’s dentures were sitting on a laboratory shelf, waiting to be picked up. Problem was, he didn’t have the $70 he needed to finish paying for them.
Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in the Savannah District held its Homecoming Services on May 6, 2012. The historic Savannah church was first organized on the mainland on December 18, 1851, and later moved to the island. During the Civil War the original church building was used as a hospital for Southern soldiers. At this year’s homecoming, former members, friends and former pastors joined in multiple worship services, “dinner on the grounds,” and a special service of dedication for the Green House. The Green House is a beautiful youth and educational facility constructed on property that is adjacent to the main facilities.
What life lessons have you learned from the people closest to you (i.e., family or friends) and/or from the place where you grew up (i.e., region or hometown)?
Recall a time in your life when you have been “awestruck” (i.e., standing before mountains, the ocean, natural beauty; at the birth of a child; at the generosity or compassion of another; etc.). Did this experience cause you to praise God?