On March 18, I attended the monthly meeting of the Craig Ministerial Alliance. The topic of discussion was the issues facing adolescents in the city of Craig and Moffat County. Our guests who represented the Department of Social Services and the county prosecutor’s office shared their concerns about the high rate of delinquency among teenagers here in Moffat County.
Life itself — and scripture too — is invariably three steps forward and two steps back.
Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host a Dessert Night fundraiser Sunday evening at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The event will feature a plethora of delectable dishes, some readily available for ticket-holders and others reserved for the lucky few who want to bid on them during a silent auction.
Change is taking place around us — some seen and some unseen. Changing of seasons, changing of fashions, and changing of the land as it sheds its dingy winter coat and dresses in a fresh green one.
Adolescence can be a loud, trying, scary time for many kids as they start to find their way in the world, but those who get involved with Bear River Young Life may find it gets a little bit easier with some guidance and some peers outside of school. The loudness will still be there, but that’s because of all the fun.
Pastor Linda Taylor looks blindness in the eye
Laughter pealed through the pews of Maybell Bible Church on a Sunday morning in early February, as it does most Sunday mornings starting at 10 a.m.
One of the things I appreciate most about our corner of Colorado is the spirit of cooperation that exists and is embodied by many of our faith-based nonprofits. Seeing people from different churches come together and accomplish things for this community makes me smile on a regular basis.
As I reflect over this past year there has been an overwhelming theme of evil, pain and loss in our world, nation and community in 2014. So what does one do to deal with the pain of loss?
One of the readings from this month talks about Samuel, a young boy in the service of the Lord, serving at the temple in Shiloh, sleeping near the Ark of the Covenant. Samuel ministered to and was dedicated to the Lord, and during those times visions from the Lord and words from the Lord were very rare.
I try hard. I really do. Sometimes, though, I just can’t seem to focus on the happenings during church on Sundays, what with the distractions and all.
The most popular Christmas song and the most famous one is White Christmas. White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin and was recorded by Bing Crosby and released in 1942. White Christmas is the best-selling single of all-time selling 50 million copies worldwide. Other versions along with Bing Crosby’s version have sold over 100 million copies.
Love our enemy as ourselves — what a commandment from God’s son!
“Merry Christmas” is a phrase that easily slips off of our tongue just about everyday during this glorious time of year. Let’s take a moment out of our hectic, high-paced day, make a cup of cocoa or pour some eggnog for ourselves, and sit still for a few minutes. Let’s ponder what each of us actually mean when we say, “have a Merry Christmas.”
Advent is a spiritual journey that Christians take through the truths of scripture pointing to the birth of the Messiah. It is a reaffirmation that he has come, is present in the world today and will come again in glory. It mirrors the journey of faith that Christians make after that moment of realization and acceptance of who Jesus is. We take that first step of faith in commitment, continuing hopefully to walk the road of faith with increasing understanding, looking forward to our destination, which is to be in his presence forever!
The big day continues to draw closer, and there are still many activities to engage in during this Christmas season.