Spiritual Matters

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

| June 7, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “Please be on time for your own soul sake, for Jesus was never late.” These are some of the lyrics for a Church School song that I use to sing a few years ago. The words of the song make a lot of sense in context. One […]

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Spotlight on Evangelist Dorothy Nichols: She’s appreciated

Spotlight on Evangelist Dorothy Nichols: She’s appreciated

| June 4, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your day to bring yourselves and others some beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind. It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because I […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

| June 4, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “But they hurt me….” A former pastor of mine often told me that “hurt people will hurt people.” Although the phrase is catchy, it is packed with great meaning. Let us for a few moments look at this phrase. In a society that lifts up individualism over […]

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Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

| June 4, 2014

Franklin Chandler, 80, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Hospice Home. He was a native of Marion, Ala.,  and attended Lincoln High School while in Marion.  He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War and retired from General Electric Company. Franklin was a member of Faith United Methodist Church where […]

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Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

| May 28, 2014

Demarco LeAndre Adams, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born Oct. 23, 1986. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 20 at Renaissance Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Mae Francies (Spikner) McGrady, 93, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, after an extended illness. Born June 12, 1920, […]

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Prayer: A powerful force in the hands of spiritual warriors

Prayer: A powerful force in the hands of spiritual warriors

| May 28, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I enjoyed my weekend by attending a Mother-Daughter Prayer Breakfast. Personally this was a new event for me; however the Mighty Women of Fellowship hosted their 7th year at the Ol’ Rugged Fellowship Church home of Pastor Jermaine and First Lady Talisha Sanders. This […]

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Christian woman gives birth prior to being put to death for leaving Islam

Christian woman gives birth prior to being put to death for leaving Islam

| May 27, 2014

From time to time, we’ve published articles in Frost Illustrated with folks being critical of the religious establishment—preachers in particular. We’ve also published piece by people decrying the “tyranny” of religious. We believe that those who truly “know” can discern spirit from dogma and Divine Presence from religious liturgy and legalism. Furthermore, there are those […]

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Pope open to rethinking celibacy

Pope open to rethinking celibacy

| May 27, 2014

We’ve long held the view that celibacy for priests might be a contributing factor in some cases of sexual misconduct. And, we emphasize in some cases so as not to question the commitment of those who willingly choose to be celibate as opposed to those who might feel somewhat coerced into it as a requirement […]

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Jerusalem Baptist Church to celebrate 54th Homecoming in June

Jerusalem Baptist Church to celebrate 54th Homecoming in June

| May 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1151 Francis St., is scheduled to celebrate their 54th Homecoming Church Anniversary throughout the month of June. The theme for the celebration is “A New Covenant Church,” taken from Jeremiah 31:31. Jerusalem Baptist Church is one of the oldest African American  Baptist churches in the city. The late Dr. Samuel A. Walker […]

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Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

| May 22, 2014

Editor’s note: In the May 15, 2013 edition of Frost Illustrated, we published a piece by staff writer Jeanie Summerville on a courageous young woman named Ta’Bria Neosha Coliier.  We also published a follow up article on this extraordinary young woman in our July 31, 2013 edition.  We recently received word that Ta’Bria has gone on […]

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