The Rev. G. David Henderson: Religious yo-yos!
All the many Scripture references in today’s devotional are about followers of God and Jesus whose unstable emotions and lack of commitment to God and their ministries in troubled times are like the toy yo-yos.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Jan. 26
The Union forces pushed back from Dandridge, Tenn., were still in the area 150 years ago this week in the Civil War.
The Rev. Rodney B. Weaver: Where to from here?
Christmas and New Year’s are over. 2014 is before us. The celebrations for the life and teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. are over. On the world stage, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will begin on Feb. 7. The Super Bowl is Feb. 2.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Jan. 19
Union forces intent on better securing eastern Tennessee for the federal government march in mid-January 1864 on Dandridge, Tenn., not far from a vital rail supply line linking eastern Tennessee and Virginia.
'Our Town" on stage at DHS
A cast of 23 Dalton High School students are currently in rehearsal for the upcoming Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 23-25, Winter Play production of Thornton Wilder’s quintessential American play “Our Town.”
First Methodist to start weeklong summit
The missions committee of Dalton First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a week of Global Outreach Celebration with the theme “Be the Change You Want to See” beginning Monday. There will be numerous opportunities for service during the week and the celebration will conclude over the weekend with several events.
Author Mathison to be keynote speaker
John Ed Mathison will be the keynote speaker for a leadership summit for the laity and pastors of Dalton area churches on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Dalton First United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chester V. Clark III: New beginnings
Ever since the Julian calendar was adopted in 45 B.C. the Western world has observed the beginning of January as the start of the new year. The Romans didn’t invent the practice of New Year’s resolutions, however. Centuries earlier the Babylonians had an established practice of making promises of improvement during the year to come. The Romans continued this tradition, with their promises being made to their god Janus, from whom the first month of the year received its name.
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, Jan. 12
In wintertime 150 years ago in the Civil War, speculation arose in the North about the road ahead to the long conflict.
Classical guitarist to perform at Guild Thursday
Classical guitarist Jeff Bianchi is the featured performer at the next Creative Arts Guild In Concert program.
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