Spiritual Matters

A reason for a spiritual season

A reason for a spiritual season

| December 23, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind, African American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one. In fact, I was so moved by their love and concern toward […]

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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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‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way

| December 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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Journey to justice

Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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Southern Heights Baptist to present instructive, inspirational play

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Christian Education Department of Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., is scheduled to present the play, “CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER,” at 4 p.m., Dec.14. The public is invited to come out to this event. The play will focus on 5 Acts: Act I: The period of the Judges Act II: The establishment […]

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