Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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Stop bawling in the dishwater

Stop bawling in the dishwater

| February 16, 2017

By Brother Jackie Wall With the approval and authority of Bishop Joe Swanson GIVE PRAISE TO YAHSHUA! Proverbs 28:9—“He who turns away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayers are an abomination.” Proverbs 29:18—“Where there is no prophetic vision, the people perish; but blessed is he who keeps the Law.” Acts 17:27—“That they […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

| February 15, 2017

Mildred E. Phillips, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. (Isaiah) Phillips Lapsley, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Gloria F (Ralph) Phillips Miller, Marysville, Tenn.; a son, Alvin E. (Viola) Phillips, Toledo, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin E. […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

| February 8, 2017

LeVard D. Walker, 39, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Calvin G. Jones, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital. He retired from Dana Corp. after 30 years of service. Surviving are his daughters, Marretta Geans, Alberta (Billy) Young and Courtney Jones; siblings, Marine (Arthur Jr.) Ware, […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Karen Staton sharing love

Spotlight on Pastor Karen Staton sharing love

| February 8, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? You know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s supposedly a day to show, reveal and shower your loved one’s heart with love and I hope that all of you are pleased with your day and enjoy it immensely.  On that note, a church here in […]

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The reality of Jesus’ name

The reality of Jesus’ name

| February 5, 2017

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy The authenticity of Jesus is more than a physical being.  It is more than a person, place, or thing.  Jesus exceeds all names and titles in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.  Jesus’ name is given by God for forgiveness, healing, and for life.  It yields salvation to all who […]

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Tell them who I Am!

Tell them who I Am!

| February 4, 2017

By Bishop Joe Swanson YAHWEH NAME MEANS I AM WHO I AM AND I CAUSE TO BE WHAT WILL BE. PRAISE YAHWEH!! It is not only our duty to know what his true name is but to follow him and him only.  It is my duty and job to do all that I can to […]

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Fox &  Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

Fox & Friends co-hosts apparently writing new version of Bible

| February 2, 2017

Some folks are racing to serve the devil   A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Prayer is my daily weapon of choice

Spiritually Speaking: Prayer is my daily weapon of choice

| February 1, 2017

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly/NNPA Member) Recently, I’ve had reason to refocus on that sometimes habitual thing that I do known as prayer. Be it morning prayer, evening at church or, on behalf of a friend or seeking guidance in and out of a difficult situation, I have come to realize my prayer life […]

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Associated Churches stalwart, the Rev. Vernon Graham crosses over

Associated Churches stalwart, the Rev. Vernon Graham crosses over

| February 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most visionary faith leaders recently when the Rev. Vernon R. Graham entered the church triumphant to be with his Lord Jesus on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, while at his home surrounded by his family at his bedside. Born in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Rev. Graham retired after 22 years […]

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