Obeying the Lord may be difficult

By Debra Whittington Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to […]

Christ’s best Christmas gift

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace […]

The Christian you should be

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church Christian you have a job to do. That job is to love others the way Christ loves you. John 13:34-35 (NIV) 34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know […]

Appreciate God this Thanksgiving holiday

While many consider Thanksgiving a distinctively American holiday, it also is celebrated in Canada (on 13 October in 2003), as it should be because the initial occurrence happened before there was a United States or Canada. The purpose of Thanksgiving should be the same today as it was 400 years ago. Whatever the re-writers of […]

Learn to make good out of bad

By Debra Whittington In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. Psalms 30:12 O give thanks […]

Now in the Christmas spirit

By Debra Whittington Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and […]

We are responsible

By Jim Witcher As defined by the dictionary (id (?d) n. In Freudian theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.) The way that the “id” was explained to me was “I want what I want when […]

Take the focus off ourselves

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: […]

God’s work isn’t always easy

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church Christian you have a job to do. That job is to love others the way Christ loves you. John 13:34-35 (NIV) 34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know […]

A sign from above

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may […]