Spiritual Matters

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

| January 13, 2015

The song “Satisfied” by The Walls Group begins with some thought provoking reflections and questions. Take a look: “If I never get that house, that car Or be a superstar, And my dreams never come true Will I be satisfied with you? And if no one ever knows my name And my gifts don’t bring […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

| January 7, 2015

“Silent tears from the inside of your heart, When no one knows but you, What you’re going through, When your friends don’t understand, Then it’s all in God’s hands, God hears your silent tears, God hears, Your silent tears” Bishop Larry Trotter is known for the words of the song above called “Silent Tears.” The […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

| December 31, 2014

Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance are scheduled to present Praise Celebration 2015 at 6 p.m., Jan. 11, 2015 at Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., on the IPFW campus.

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Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: Dec. 24-30 Edition

| December 24, 2014

Martha Harris, 51, passed away on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1963. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert Lewis Harris of Fort Wayne. Service was Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at Carmichael Funeral Service. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Jewel D. Lee, passed away on Friday, Nov. […]

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A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 17, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. (This column is for those who think they know God, for those who are not sure and especially for myself) Recently, I came upon a quote by a Sufi mystic named al-Halraj, who stated: ”I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart. I said: ‘Who are you?’ He […]

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Rev. Stewart speaks! He was there all the time! (The pre-existence of Jesus)

Rev. Stewart speaks! He was there all the time! (The pre-existence of Jesus)

| December 17, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart There are differing arguments regarding the Old Testament and its foretelling of the birth and the pre-existence of Christ. For the sake of this article, let us assume as many scholars do, that the Old Testament existence and foretelling of Jesus is correct. Everyone knows what time of year it […]

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Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

| December 17, 2014

Rosie M. Spidell, 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Service was Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc., 1338 Eliza St. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Mother Helen Sullivan, 71 passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. She […]

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Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

| December 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 11, The Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry. Since Nov. 3, onsite childcare has been provided for children up to five years of age residing at Charis House, the women and children’s ministry of The Rescue Mission. Chara 10:14 is a fully-functioning, registered childcare ministry […]

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