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 […]
By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) The closest person in the world is responsible for this one. It’s all about praying and meditating in the morning. I have watched a personal transformation right before my very eyes. I’ve watched as the quest for the habitual has become the reality of ritual, so much […]
In the name of the son, Jesus; the lion of Judah; prince of peace, we pray. Giving praise to our father: the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; Our hands lift in gratitude of your grace; our heart on one accord. The body of Christ stands in order, prepared, to serve as Steward’s in the […]
By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Jesse Dixon is known for these words in this chorus: “I found the answer to prayer, I’ll tell it everywhere…I know, I know, I know what prayer can do!” I once heard someone say that prayer was overrated. After hearing this, I remember wanting to duck and dodge to avoid […]
From our perspective, this has always been something of a “no brainer.” While we understand that the state is not to sanction any one religion, we’ve always understood the Constitution to allow people voluntarily to participate in prayer at any time—and, at the same time, allow people to not participate if they so choose. Same […]
On Nov. 16, the Rev. Bill McGill, senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple is scheduled to begin his second 40-day water-only fast as his personal act of intervention to end the rash of violence in our community.
Today is the day that the working parents should know that you are appreciated. Working parents in particular struggle to meet the hardest demands of every day living. Raising a responsible well-rounded adult may be the hardest job anyone has to do in life. When we attempt to guide young lives we shape the future.
Driving up to the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, no one would know a case that garnered international attention was going on. One lone Seminole County resident held a sign in the fenced-off protest zone on Tuesday as the trial of George Zimmerman was taking place inside the courthouse. On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford. Zimmerman is claiming self-defense in the shooting.
By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings—Mayor Tom Henry: The reason why I didn’t as a Christian come to your prayer meeting is because you invited people to come and pray who don’t believe in God period. Hindus, Muslims, Buddhist, Sikhism, Unitarians, and Universalists do not believe in the God of the Holy Bible and neither do they believe in the existence of Jesus Christ.