Holy Spirit helps people have faith to confront, forgive evil doers

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is […]

Children set example for adults

Debra Whittington: Local columnist At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, […]

Trusting in God the best way

Debra Whittington “Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he, through the Holy Ghost, had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Fulfilling promises can lead to a life of peace

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in […]

When times get rough, never forget to call upon the Lord

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. Psalms 119:50 “And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world”. I’m glad you are here with me Lord; I can’t make it without you. It hurts so much […]