December 2, 2020: God’s Hands

December 2, 2020 God’s Hands By Ashley and Wanny Hogewood I had a winter coat that was not fancy, but it was warm. It was olive drab with a red, wool lining. Several years ago on a cold December night, I wore it to serve guests at St. John’s Room...

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December 1, 2020: Hope

December 1, 2020 Hope By Lia Benton Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That...

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November 30, 2020: Finding Hope in 2020

November 30, 2020 Finding Hope in 2020 Bobbie Hinson For many of us, finding hope in 2020 has been a daunting task. Few of us expected COVID-19 to inflict sickness, death, and heartache worldwide. We have been forced to stay at home, follow the three W’s, and sometimes quarantine ourselves...

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November 29, 2020: We Wait Expectantly

November 29, 2020 We Wait Expectantly By Paul Huffman My friend, Nhuih, fled his homeland in Vietnam almost 20 years ago to escape religious persecution. Now, because of societal and governmental changes in the country, he eagerly anticipates returning to his country and being reunited with his wife and family....

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Suspended in Grief

SUSPENDED IN GRIEF by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister of St. John’s Baptist Church of Charlotte   This COVID-19 global pandemic is presenting us with suspended grief.  As we approach this All Saints’ Day, many people are suspended in grief.  This article is offered to those of you who may...

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Getting Along

Getting Along: A Personal Word from Dr. Dennis W. Foust We are living in a time of intense political partisanship and polarization. Too often, these differences can even show up in churches. Although we intend to express our commitments to follow the way of Jesus above all other relationships and...

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