‘Is there room for God in the election booth?’

The public is welcome as the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall Wesley Arts Lecture Series presents Dr. J. Matthew Wilson, editor of From Pews to Polling Places: Faith and Politics in the American Religious Mosaic, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Dr. Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMU, will address the impact of […]

Puppy promises and prayers

It poured rain on the spring Saturday that I drove across town on a mission of motherhood. But I was less than half-hearted to fulfill it. My more enthusiastic, 13-year-old son sat in the middle seat of our minivan as we plowed down a waterlogged road, looking for street signs. The small plastic bin next […]

Hawaiian Falls to host prayer walk, wavepool signing

Hawaiian Falls to host prayer walk, wavepool signing

Hawaiian Falls will host a Prayer Walk and Wavepool Signing at each of its four North Texas waterparks. The scheduled times for these events are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Garland and Roanoke parks; and from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in The Colony and Mansfield parks. People of […]

God’s not-so-random acts of encouragement

God’s not-so-random acts of encouragement

My friend has experienced God’s very present help in trouble. But Ann has a problem. After seeing so many signs and wonders, she worries that people might not believe her testimony. Last year proved the most difficult one of Ann’s life. A corporate calamity loomed overhead for months on end. Meanwhile, both her parents’ health […]

Lecture series presents ‘Are Science and Faith Compatible?’

As part of the Wesley Arts Lecture Series at First United Methodist Church-Rockwall, Dr. Eilene Thelig will present “Are Science and Theology Compatible?” The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the church, located at 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane in Rockwall. Tickets are $5 each. Register here. To submit your news […]

De-stressing at Christmas – in the closet

De-stressing at Christmas – in the closet

Some people trim their Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner. They head out early on Black Friday and do all their Christmas shopping by day’s end. They have their family-photo-Christmas-cards in the mail by Dec. 1. Then there are the rest of us. We pull out our Christmas boxes and let them incubate for days, as […]

A lesson in forgiveness at Thanksgiving time

A lesson in forgiveness at Thanksgiving time

A depressed soul and a holiday make a poor pair. I sat down to pray about my unhappy condition on a mid-November morning. I had my health, my family, and a new home. I could have written a turkey-size list of things to be thankful for. But instead, complaints ran through my mind like newsfeed […]

Will Graham is keynote speaker at tonight’s launch party

In preparation for the Trinity Valley Will Graham Celebration coming to Terrell on March 23-25, 2012, 36-year-old Will Graham, Billy Graham’s grandson, will be the keynote speaker at a launch party from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Terrell ISD Performing Arts Center, 400 Poetry Road in Terrell. Pastors are encouraged to bring their ministry […]

Of snakes & pumpkins: even a perfect fall day is better with prayer

Of snakes & pumpkins: even a perfect fall day is better with prayer

 Our Texas porches want pumpkins in autumn, temperatures notwithstanding. There might not be color in the trees yet, so we depend on pumpkins and chrysanthemums.  I’ll set my favorite yellow and deep orange mums atop a weathered bench on the front porch and add a few pumpkins to accentuate their glory. I’m only a fair-weather […]

What are you doing this Sunday?

(Sachse) Northplace Church, located at 2709 3rd St. in Sachse, will join with thousands of churches across the country to extend a special invitation encouraging everyone to come to church during National Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 18. Northplace service times are 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Northplace passed out invitation cards to its […]