Spiritual Matters

People of faith must do more than pray

People of faith must do more than pray

| May 4, 2015

By Barbara T. Baylor, MPH When someone I know shares their personal troubles with me, I must confess that at times I have responded “I’ll be praying for you and your family.” You have probably heard this trite statement many times, perhaps you have used it. We realize that this catchphrase is no excuse for […]

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Come As You Are to host Mothers Day program with Dawn Rosemond, Esq.

Come As You Are to host Mothers Day program with Dawn Rosemond, Esq.

| May 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Dawn Westfield Rosemond, Esq is the scheduled Mothers Day Speaker at the weekend worship service at Come As You Are Community Church,7910 S. Anthony Blvd., at 10 a.m., Sunday May 10. The theme for the service is “Real Moms In A Real World—Not Forgotten By God!” Rosemond is a partner in the law firm […]

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

| May 1, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the Million Man March will have a special meaning and significance for Black America and all who […]

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Friends of Bethany to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

Friends of Bethany to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

| April 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany Inc. is scheduled to host its Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,  May 9 at Trier Ridge Church, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road. The theme this year is “Inspiring Moms.”  Women of the city will be recognized and honored as the “Unsung Heroes” that touch so many lives each […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

| April 30, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever found yourself asking this question: “Why me?” This question often comes up in response to a trying or difficult time in one’s life. Serving in the ministry and dealing with crisis situations, the one question I am consistently asked by the church folks  as well as those […]

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Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

| April 29, 2015

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Spiritually Speaking: Bringing sin to the party? Woe!

Spiritually Speaking: Bringing sin to the party? Woe!

| April 26, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly As believers, we think we have a lot on our plates. From our perspective however, that shouldn’t mean we’re challenged beyond our capacity to fulfill God’s destiny for us. It just means we have a purpose—God’s. The more we understand and internalize this, the […]

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‘He turned it’

‘He turned it’

| April 26, 2015

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: I survived!

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I survived!

| April 23, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever experienced God allowing situation after situation to happen to you in an attempt to get your attention? After this have you felt like one more thing happening to you would cause you to crumble.Anybody ever been there? The children of Israel fled into the wilderness in an […]

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Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

| April 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its most beloved community icons recently with the passing of the owner of one of the city’s most high profile businesses. Juanita W. Ellis, 83, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 17, 2015. A native of Commerce, Ga., she moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with her husband, Cecil […]

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