Mother’s Day

There are varying traditions for celebrating some version of Mother’s Day around the world. In the USA, pacifist Julia Ward Howe’s view of war as sin holds a strong place in the history of the holiday. In her 1870 “Appeal to womanhood throughout the world” – later known as “Mother’s Day Proclamation” – she lamentsContinue reading “Mother’s Day”

Hester Ford

Hester Ford, who, according to the Associated Press, “grew up picking cotton, got married at 14, and went on to become the oldest living American,” went home to be with God today. She passed away peacefully in her own home in Charlotte, North Carolina, which she and her husband had bought in 1960. She wasContinue reading “Hester Ford”

Varieties of Gifts

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 How often do we spend time wishing that someoneContinue reading “Varieties of Gifts”