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When we had our first grandchild, I experienced what grandmother love was all about. It’s indescribable and it’s incredible. As my Maw Maw Thompson’s birthday is just around the corner, I began to think about how she loved me. Some of the best times of my life were spent with that lovely lady.

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I’ve been called “old-school,” and I’ve referred to my younger days as “back in the day.”

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•Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, 1985 Moon’s Grove Church Road, Colbert, will distribute free food boxes to families in need on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The dates for distribution are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept.…

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Gillsville Baptist Church volunteers prepared boxes of food to give out to community members as part of the Free Holiday Meal drive-thru. A nativity scene and caroling were also offered to the families as they drove through to pick up the boxes of free groceries.

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What a year! I’ve seen more challenges this year than in any other year of my life. Still, when looking back, I’ve learned so many lessons in 2020, and I plan to us those for years to come.

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Moon’s Grove Baptist Church, 1985 Moon’s Grove Church Road, Colbert, will distribute free food boxes to families in need on the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The dates for distribution are: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 2…

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We all have so many roles in life. Some are husbands or wives, sons or daughters, a grandchild, a brother or a sister, an employee and a friend. It’s the Lord who gives us all of the opportunities to do our part to make the world a better place. Still, our encounter with the Lord Jesus Chris…

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•Canaan Baptist Church, 980 Homestead Road, will have a gospel singing on Sunday, Dec. 20. Johnson’s Edition will perform at 9:45 a.m. (masks are required) and at 11 a.m. (masks are optional). For more information, contact Pastor David Strickland at 706-202-5188.

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Do you find yourself needing to take either a suitcase or a garbage can with you to the mailbox each day? It is surely a busy time of year for the mail carrier.

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This time last year none of us could have imagined what awaited us in 2020. The fight for the White House, the run off for two senate seats in Georgia; our state in definitely in the spotlight. Last, who would have ever thought a virus could change so many lives. It still shocks me to think …

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A book signing is planned Saturday, Dec. 19, from 5-8 p.m. at Lagunas Mexican Grill for “Farm to Table Keep on Trucking,” written by Roxanne Shunk. The book touches on religious topics.

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Shown at the Mt. Carmel Brotherhood Community meeting are: (L-R) Gordon Worley, Mt. Carmel brotherhood coordinator; Chase Rylee, TrueLife Church pastor; and Zach Watson, (Mt. Carmel Baptist Church pastor.

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Last week I made a decision that would cause me to take a big leap of faith. It was something I’ve been praying about, and I know God gives us the desires of our hearts. Still, as I debated the pros and cons in my mind, I felt a touch of anxiety. I’m didn’t linger there; I began to encourage…

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•Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free food box to those in need (recipient must be present) on Dec. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, located at 3428 Neese Commerce Road. Volunteers are needed and should arrive at 1:30 p.m. Boxes are distributed on a f…

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In early times the season of Advent was a time to prepare the hearts of the people. They spent time in fasting and prayer, and many new Christians were baptized. It was also a time to prepare for the Messiah to come to Earth. After all, the Latin definition of advent is coming.

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•Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free food box to those in need (recipient must be present) on Dec. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, located at 3428 Neese Commerce Road. Volunteers are needed and should arrive at 1:30 p.m. Boxes are distributed on a f…

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Community Brotherhood will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 7:30 a.m. in the Don Stewart Hall at Homer United Methodist Church for a time of worship only, no breakfast will be served. Everyone is asked to wear mask and temperatures will be taken at the door.

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Gillsville Baptist Church will offer a free holiday meal from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6. Fifty grocery food boxes will be given to the first 50 families in a drive-thru pick up.

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•Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free food box to those in need (recipient must be present) on Dec. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, located at 3428 Neese Commerce Road. Volunteers are needed and should arrive at 1:30 p.m. Boxes are distributed on a f…

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Every year, I always thank the Lord for the big things He has done for me. First of all is my salvation, then my family, my friends, and my ministry. I also thank Him for the opportunity to pray, worship, and praise which opens up a line of communication with the Father, and that turns my da…

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It’s so important to keep the Word of God as our road map for everyday life. There are so many self-help books, television shows to give advice, and other people who want to let us know their thoughts, may we remember the Word of God stands forever.

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have its annual Christmas benefit for the needy Saturday, Nov. 21. Those scheduled to perform include: The Mitchells (1 p.m.), The Gospel Gentlemen (2 p.m.), The Stephens Sisters (3 p.m.), Joe Tapley (4 p.m.), New Vision (5 p.m.), Bor…

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Beaverdam Baptist Church will have a live nativity on Sunday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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All men are invited to a Fellowship Breakfast at Jackson County Baptist Church Activities Building Saturday, November 14, at 8 a.m The building is located on the church Property at 79 Memorial Drive, Jefferson.

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Center Union Baptist Church, located at 302 Ednaville Road, Braselton, will have a singing November 22 at 11 a.m. featuring Brian Burchfield.

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My friend and I started casually keeping a list of the wide range of events that have happened in 2020. Some of the items on the list include the pandemic, of course, and the hurricane that caused great storms in our area, the rationing of some items at the grocery store, and the election an…

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Shown at the Mt. Carmel Brotherhood meeting are: (L-R) Gordon Worley, Mt Carmel Brotherhood Coordinator; Deron Crocker, November Brotherhood speaker and former pastor of Living Mission Methodist Church; and Zach Watson, pastor of Mt Carmel Baptist Church.

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When I reflect on the miracles I have read about and the ones I have seen, it reminds me that nothing is impossible with God.

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have a singing Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. featuring New Vision, of Danielsville, and Walt Searcy, of Winder.

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Melvin McCoy, a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church, was the guest speaker at the Community Brotherhood breakfast meeting on Nov. 1. The group met at Homer United Methodist Church for a time of worship. Community Brotherhood is the only ecumenical, basically lay, group in the county. Churches …

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So I’ve been wearing a face mask off and on for several months, and everyone around me has one on as well. Until recently, I’ve passed and repassed them without a second thought. Lately the Lord has moved on my heart. Now I look into the eyes of the people I meet, and many times I’ve been mo…

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•Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church, Hull, will hold its monthly food giveaway and clothes closet on the following Fridays in 2020, from 9 to 10 a.m. The dates are Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. “These food and clothes giveaways are held for those who are in need of food for their immediate famil…