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Religion

  • ‘Judge’ Floyd Hamilton speaks Bible truth to grand jury

    By: Roger Alford/N-H Columnist

  • The Good Shepherd always finds and saves all who belong to him

    I have a Facebook friend in Colorado, another Christian writer I’ve met with a number of times over the years at various Christian publishing events.
    For the past few years she’s been writing about her oldest son, Zach, who is a drug addict.
    He’s had periods of being clean, but they haven’t lasted. Last summer he nearly died from a drug overdose -- his third overdose in less than a year -- and spent several days in ICU on a respirator, suffering seizures.

  • Local Church News | Sept. 10, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    It was a beautiful day as we worshiped the Lord together with great hymns and messages. Sunday morning Bro. Bill’s message was on “Checking the Score,” taken from Revelation 2:1-7 and Matthew 16:26.  We were so glad that Doris Ann and Tierra were able to worship with us.  We’ve missed them due to sickness and college.
    Our Sunday evening message was on “Attitudes of One that Loves Jesus.” Using many scriptures we were challenged to examine how and why we love Jesus.

  • Getting tooth pulled without Novocain not so bad

    Perhaps you heard about the wife and husband who interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist.

    “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t have time for Novocain,” the wife said. “I’m in a big hurry to get back to the beach. Just yank it out quickly, and we’ll be on our way.”

    Needless to say, the dentist was quite impressed.

    “You’re an incredibly brave woman,” he said. “Which tooth is it?”

  • Letting God take control, because when I try to fix things, they get worse

    Dear God,

    As you know, last Sunday morning I posted the following on Facebook:

    “Dear God,

    I’m trying to control the universe as best I can, but I think I’m failing at it. It might be time for me to step aside and let you take over – I hear you laughing! – but I’m not sure I know how to do that, seeing as I’ve been doing this for so long.

    So, please be patient with me and don’t smite me with boils or ugly hair.

    Thank you, NK”

  • Local Church News | Aug. 10, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Our congregation rejoiced as Richard and Brooke Lancaster were baptized in Cedar Creek following morning worship on Sunday, July 31.

    The MBC family mourns with Bro. Jeremy on the passing of his grandfather, Garnett Newton. Mr. Newton was known as “the Mayor of Baghdad.”

    “Promotion Sunday,” to recognize Sunday school promotions, will be held during morning worship on Aug. 14.

    The deacons will meet tonight (Wednesday) following adult Bible study.

  • It's so hot birds are using oven mitts to gather worms

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    One ol’ boy was complaining about how hot it is this summer.

    He said it’s so hot that birds have been using oven mitts to pull worms out of the ground. He said cows are giving evaporated milk. He said farmers are even feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

  • We envy others because we are the ones who want to be envied

    Just when I think I’m not so bad, something happens to show me that I am so bad – bad to my rotting bones.

    There’s this person.

    For some reason I feel an intense, irrational, utterly petty competitiveness with her, even though we’re not competitors in any area whatsoever. Frankly, I don’t think she even knows who I am, but I sure know who she is.

    I make it my business to know her business and am giddy with glee whenever something goes even a little bit askew in her life.

  • Man can easily determine gender of flies he swats

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A woman came home to find her retired husband waving a rolled up newspaper round his head.

    “What are you doing?” she asked.

    “I’m swatting flies,” he said. “So far, I’ve gotten three males and two females.”

    Puzzled, his wife asked how he knew which gender they were.

    “That’s easy,” he explained. “Three were on my recliner, and the other two were on the telephone.”

  • In the midst of hardship, as long as we have serenity, we are OK

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Serenity Prayer.

    That’s the one that goes: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

    Although the prayer is often attributed to St. Francis, it was written in 1926 by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran theologian.

    Fun fact: Niebuhr also wrote one of my favorite quotes about humor being the “prelude to faith” and laughter being the “beginning of prayer.”