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Do you ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? I’ve been there and I’m sure we all have at one time or the other. During those times it can be difficult to keep a positive outlook. There doesn’t seem to be an answer in sight. We may have hope for a brief period of time, …

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Edna Mack will celebrate her 88th birthday, March 28. She lives in Colbert and is member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. “Sis Edna has not missed a service she began attending Lighthouse March 1, 2015; she is greatly loved by her church family,” church leaders said.

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Volunteers from Gillsville Baptist Church loaded up food to hand out to the community.

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I walked into a local grocery store on Saturday evening to pick up a gallon of milk, and that store was a sight to behold. Empty shelves. People with their carts stacked to the brim, and limits on certain items. I’ll admit if I were looking at this coronavirus scare through the eyes of my fl…

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At times I’ve talked to people who think they have to clean up their lives before they start a relationship with Jesus. I do my best to convince them that He will meet us exactly where we are. We will never be good enough without the righteousness of Christ.

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•Rogers Baptist Church, 1890 Rogers Church Road, Commerce, (Madison County) will have revival services, Sunday, March 22, through Thursday, March 26. The Sunday night service will be at 6:30 p.m. and Monday through Thursday night services will be at 7 p.m. There will be a different speaker e…

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Roger’s Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The featured singers are The Stephens Sisters, of Lula, and Wayne Heath, of Nicholson.

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Dugar Strickland will host the fourth Friday Night “pickin and grinning” on Friday, Feb. 28, in the StonePath Church Fellowship Hall featuring Billy Nash and the Georgia String Band, Crystal River, Rivers Edge and other pickers and singers.

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I marvel at the miracles Jesus performed in the Bible. In John 11 we read the story of two grieving sisters, Mary and Martha. They’d called for Jesus, but their brother, Lazarus, had been dead four days before the Lord arrived. I imagine they had no hope, but this parable reminds me that the…

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Homer Baptist Church will be holding the first annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot. The bazaar will feature crafts, food, activities for children and much more, organizers state.

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•New Beginning Worship Center, Hwy. 98 West, Danielsville, has the following upcoming events. The church planning committee will meet at the home of Ann Epps, 334 Hwy. 174 (near Ila) Friday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. A home Bible study gathering is set for Sunday, March 1, at the home of Raymond…

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The Chuck Wagon Gang will present a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at Lawson Funeral Home in Hoschton. The funeral home is at 4532 Hwy. 53, Hoschton.

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“You know your mom will give you some of the greatest advice you’ll ever receive.” That’s what I recently told a group of teens who all seem to have great parents. They seemed to have a hundred questions when I made that statement. “Yes, the mom who monitors your cell phone almost daily, and…

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Community Brotherhood will be held on Sunday, March 1, at 7:30 a.m. in the Don Stewart Hall at Homer United Methodist Church for a monthly breakfast and program.

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•The Little Country Church will host its fourth Sunday night singing on Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. featuring The Vickers. The church is located at 1151 Old Airport Road, Commerce. For more information, contact Pastor Swayne Cochran at 706-677-2839.

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Galilee Christian Church Senior Minister Nick Vipperman presented Hope Resource Pregnancy Center with a check for $5,000. The church had a special message on February 16 focused on the value of life, from the cradle to the grave. It was following this message that the church came together to…

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Have you ever stood in the gap for a person who needs a touch from the Lord? At times we may find ourselves going through a battle, but thanks be to the Lord, we do not have to go through the battle alone. God sends prayer warriors who will pray on our behalf. During that time we stand in the gap.

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•Oak Grove Baptist Church, Hwy. 172, Comer, will have a singing Feb. 23, at 6 p.m., with the 3T Sisters group. “Come and receive a blessing in song,” church leaders said. For more information, call 706-714-7194.

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What’s so important about the way we spend our time? As the moments of the day roll on, we can’t get them back. Let us use them wisely, and in everything, be about the work of the Lord.

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•A gospel singing will be held at the Gospel Tabernacle, Watson Mill Road, Carlton, Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., featuring the Watkins Family from Toccoa, along with The Southern Travelers from Carlton. “Come and bring a friend to this free concert with love offering for featured group,” said o…

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•Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. featuring Borned Again, of Comer, and New Vision, of Danielsville.

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I sat there holding her hand and I began to think. God has given her so many years and she has blessed so many people! Now it looks as if God is preparing her for a homecoming.

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The monthly brotherhood breakfast and fellowship meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

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•Ila Baptist Church will host the Carolina Crossmen, a Southern Gospel Trio, in concert Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. “The Carolina Crossmen have been singing together for over 25 years,” church leaders said. “Originally a quartet, the group became a trio in 2013 and are currently planning to …

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I recently sent a package through the mail. I was careful to put bubble wrap all around it. I even bought an envelope with extra padding. When I arrived at the post office I let them know that it was fragile. Quickly the postal worker marked it, “Fragile: Handle with care.” There are times I…

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•Mt. Hermon Presbyterian Church, 5560 Commerce Road, Ila, will have a Lenten Service on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:45 p.m. “Please join us,” church leaders said. “All are welcome.” Regular worship on Sunday is at 11 a.m.

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LEWIS - At times I feel as if I am a spectator in my life. It’s like I’m looking down and events are transpiring before me. We all have rules and regulations in everyday life; still we make a multitude of decisions every day. Most importantly, we decide if we are going to make choices in our…