Remembering a Special Man of God: Rev. James McCulla

  By Ralphine Major He came to our church in the mid-sixties.  Rev. James “Preacher Jim” McCulla was called to pastor Fairview Baptist Church in Corryton, Tennessee.  Back then, Fairview was a small church with an active membership around two hundred plus.  Rev. McCulla accepted the call from a packed congregation to lead our church. […]

A wide, sweeping grace

By Rosie Moore I like these thoughts I read one day in my little booklet, “Our Daily Thoughts.”.  They seemed so apropos to this time. Let me share them with you. “Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled device, has an interesting feature. It can erase everything you say. Whatever you’ve asked Alexa to do, whatever information you’ve asked […]

Happy Birthday, America!

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The celebrations will look different this year.  As summer moves on, it is unlike any other we have ever seen.  The Fourth of July is already upon us; but it will be a challenge for Americans to celebrate summer’s biggest holiday with the usual patriotic festivities. Due to the uncertainty of […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore When I was a young girl, there were no worries of epidemics or pandemics. Parents were mostly concerned with child-hood diseases, such as chicken pox, measles, mumps and whooping cough. There were bouts of tuberculosis, smallpox, and polio, but they were before my time. It was in high school, which was in […]

The advantages of being short

  By Rosie Moore In the book of Luke in the Bible, there a short story about a short man. His name was Zacchaeus, who was identified as a wealthy tax collector. Jews often viewed tax collectors as traitors for working for the Roman government collecting taxes from fellow Israelites, as well as frequently demanding […]

Watching Netflix

By Rosie Moore Well, I finally did it! After living a fairly active life, I finally became a couch potato. It wasn’t my fault; it was entirely the cause of the pandemic we are having. I may have been a couch potato somewhat but not to this degree. I do my three favorite things while […]

Small Acts

By Rosie Moore I read in my little “Upper Room” booklet these words by Dean T. Skoglund: “As I left the restaurant carrying my box of leftovers, I saw a person lying in my path. As I approached, I leaned over and asked, ‘Would you like something to eat?’  He responded, ‘Yes!’ As I set […]

Salad Time

By Rosie Moore The days are getting longer and warmer, which means it’s time to get rid of those very hot dishes we make when the weather is cold, such as chili or chicken pot pie. Yes, it’s salad time, and one of my favorites is Cobb salad. I’m going to tell you how to […]

Count your blessings

By Rosie Moore “When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done!” I know, it’s hard to remember our blessings in these perilous times, even stop to count them, but […]

Thoughts for These Times

  By Rosie Moore It’s hard during these times to have pleasant thoughts when the world is in such a turmoil, so I went to my little “Daily Psalms and Prayers” book for some inspiration and this is what I found: “Oh, Lord, because I get tripped up so easily, please stay close beside me. […]

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