“When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

I have read many posts on social media about “virtual” education or “online” education and I have participated in some of the discussions. I don’t mean to label all school systems by what I am getting ready to impart, but I do think it needs to be said that most children in North Carolina ar…

Thursday, January 07, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020

I don’t know when this column will be published or when it will be delivered to you, our readers. I am planning for it to be in your mailboxes on Thursday, the last day of 2020, so that all of us together can rejoice in seeing a challenging year depart from us.

Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020

“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future, he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan — the people walking in darkness have seen a great…

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Recently, my friend and brother, Daniel Hinson, texted me a response regarding the temporary closure of my church due to COVID. Upset by the news that my church was closing for two weeks; he responded with this: “We in the church (churches worldwide) must come together and exalt Christ. This…

“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

I likened this past election to my time growing up in my late teens and early 20s. Back then I thought I had all the answers. My parents were wrong most of the time, I thought, as were many of those in public office making decisions. Yes, they were just too old to understand that times have …

To begin his gospel, the disciple John introduces us to Jesus, The Word and God incarnate, as life and light. “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to th…