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The power of sacred songs

Writer: Donald W. Duncan Be joyful in God, all you lands; sing the glory of his Name; sing the glory of his praise. Say to God “How awesome are your deeds!” All the earth bows down before you, sings to ...

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Lessons from Lucas


Writer:  GINGER BARRY BRANDT   //  Spirituality  //   Sept./Oct. 2015 As he settles himself down for a nap, our 4-month-old baby, Lucas, needs something to hold. He needs to work his fingers. If nothing else is available, he’ll pull ...

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Power of momentum

Writer: DOUG BAKER  //  Spirituality  //  July/August 2015 Family vacations, for me, are a time to create memories through active play with family. It is a time to get away from the usual demands and busy schedules of life and ...

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See you at the top

Writer: JIM LAWS // Spirituality // May/June 2015 Jim Laws is the pulpit minister at Broadway Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas. He holds a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in Bible from Tennessee Bible College. Everybody wants ...

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Giving back

 Dr. Paul and Cathy Powell of Tyler, give time and money to many nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels Ministry.  Writer: DR. PAUL POWELL // March/April 2015  President Theodore Roosevelt’s motto was: “Look up and not down; look out and ...

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Giving generously

Writer: // HERB BUIE // Spirituality // Jan./Feb. 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Herb Buie and his wife, Melvina, of Tyler support numerous charitable organizations, including the East Texas Food Bank. “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and ...

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Where do you put your trust?

Writer:  JIM LAWS // Nov/Dec 2014 One of the most difficult lessons of life is mentioned in the Book of Proverbs. Notice what the wiseman said, “Trust in your Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding ...

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Recommended requirements

 Writer: THE REV. KAREN JONES  //  Sept.-Oct. 2014  The Rev. Karen Jones is the pastor at Asbury and Cedar Street United Methodist churches in Tyler and founder of Mustard Seed Ministries, which provides rebuilt computers to children and nonprofit organizations. ...

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The Transformed Person

Writer: The Rev. GREG FLECK  // Spirituality // July/Aug. 2o14  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is ...

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