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FBC Birmingham embraces King's vision of Christian fellowship

BIRMINGHAM (BP, TAB) — An Alabama church whose pastor was criticized 52 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr. for contributing to the “silent — and often vocal — sanction” of racial segregation says today it has come to embrace the civil rights pioneer’s vision for Christian fellowship among people of all races.  98 more words


my Momma: a portrait of a lady – a personal reflection on the occasion of her death

Clara Lolita Roberts Abernathy (December 10, 1915-January 13, 2015) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first of two daughters of James Henry Roberts and Audia Mae Hoard Roberts. 320 more words

A Personal Reflection

2015 Holy Week Art Show - Redemption

UPDATE: Each artist is permitted to submit up to three completed works for consideration.

The deadline is swiftly approaching! The deadline for submission of digital photos of the… 219 more words

Art Shows

Denial: Self-Protection or Self-Destruction?

Denial is defined as a ‘false system of beliefs that are not based on reality’ – a ‘self-protecting behavior that keeps us from honestly facing the truth.’  When someone is in denial, they may: 566 more words

Celebrate Recovery

22. It's A Mystery

While driving around Tarpon Springs, happily lost, my friends and I noticed this old Spanish style building.  We made a mental note of it’s approximate location so we could come back to it after we visited the sponge docks. 265 more words


Our Messiah in 2014

Handel’s Messiah has always, and especially in recent years, been one of my favorite musical epics (right next to Les Miserables), but I’ve never had the opportunity to hear it live, so yesterday when we were talking to some of our best friends and they mentioned that the next day (that would be today) they were taking their two oldest children to see an abridged version performed by the Portland Baroque Orchestra for an unbelievable… 495 more words

Jesus Christ