Spiritual Matters

Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

| June 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A page of city business history turned recently with the passing of of a long time entrepreneur who made his mark on the south side of Fort Wayne. For years, the name “Sarge” Edwards graced the south Calhoun Street business district not only with the sign that hung outside the local State Farm Insurance […]

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Fort Wayne loses jazz radio legend Leah Turkow

| June 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost a legendary broadcast figure and one of the area’s biggest supporters of jazz on the radio. Widely acclaimed radio show host Leah S. Tourkow crossed over June 16 at her residence. She was 91. Born in Fort Wayne, Turkow was the daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Esther Kretzman Schwartz. A […]

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South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

| June 18, 2014

Local pastor lauds positive attributes of much-maligned side of town FORT WAYNE—For many, it’s an opportunity for fun, perhaps even fellowship with old and new friends. But, for one local minister, the upcoming South Side Fest, scheduled for June 27 and June 28, is much more. According to the Rev. Donovan Coley Sr., CEO and […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

| June 17, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever wondered what pure religion was? I mean, the type of religion that God really desires from His people? Does it involve a particular dress or communion on a particular Sunday? Does it involve one’s pious devotion to Holy Days and the eating of selective food? While […]

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Innovative local gospel artist Johnny Magg asks, ‘What About Me’ on latest release

Innovative local gospel artist Johnny Magg asks, ‘What About Me’ on latest release

| June 17, 2014

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—I’m pleased to announce the best kept secret here in Fort Wayne. Let’s celebrate artist Johnny Magg nee John Weaver. Known for his worship-filled style and stunning vocal range, the Fort Wayne-based singer/songwriter recently released his latest Gospel CD “What About Me.” Check it out! This CD has […]

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Lose the jealous spirit or lose the anointing

| June 15, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “In most cases, those who want power probably shouldn’t have it, those who enjoy it probably do so for the wrong reasons and those who want most to hold on to it doesn’t understand that it’s only temporary.”― John C. Maxwell, “Becoming […]

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The Toolbox

| June 15, 2014

By the Rev. Manson B. Johnson II Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times THE BIG IDEA:  Things that last in life are built from the inside out. Bible Fact: Men and boys who make the Word of God their toolbox for building will please God and have great success. Joshua 1:8; I Corinthians 13:11 […]

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Obituaries: June 11-17, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: June 11-17, 2014 Edition

| June 11, 2014

Walter Hendrix Sr., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in Bolivar, Tenn. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Walter Hendrix Jr. and Joe Hawkins, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Velvet Newborn and Valerie (James Sr.) Kendrick, both of Fort Wayne; sister, Savannah Powell of Fort Wayne; […]

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Freedom ain’t free, it costs

| June 11, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Let’s talk a little bit about freedom this week. I’m referring to the freedom afforded all of us through Christ. There is something quite liberating when you know or realize that you have been “set free.” Have you ever thought about what that […]

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Sandra Craig-Ridley honored with ordination posthumously by AME Church

Sandra Craig-Ridley honored with ordination posthumously by AME Church

| June 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It is said that the reward of a life well-lived in service is eternal peace in heaven. While there are many ways to serve, the ministry often is considered the most noble. There’s another saying: Many are called but few are chosen. That said, it is a tremendous honor to be accepted into the […]

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