Last month, I got caught in the massive hail storm while teaching in Stockbridge. I took a picture of the larger than a golf ball-sized hail that pummeled the houses and cars in the Monarch Village neighborhood.
More than 300 middle school and high school students representing 13 different churches and denominations from the Conyers-Covington area, as well as Stockbridge, came together this past weekend at Heritage Hills Baptist Church in Conyers to, "love Jesus and love each other."
Residents who shop in Conyers have noticed some changes in location to some popular retail stores. The Conyers Crossroads shopping center off of Dogwood Drive, which has Carmike Crossroads 16 movie theater and Kohl's department store as its anchors, has seen two stores move locations and could see T.J.Maxx locate there is rumors prove true.
Those who know me know that I am constantly on my phone. If my phone is not already in my hand, it is always within reach. I am always texting, texting, texting or scheduling and rescheduling my students' lessons or tutoring sessions on my calendar. Then there are the endless lists and memos that I constantly make and update. Oh and there's the sermon notes that I make every Sunday on my iPhone because my mother likes to know what I'm learning each week. These sermon notes can then be sent from my memos straight to my mother ...
There is something to be said about the written word and the weight it carries. In academia, there are strict rules against cheating - on homework assignments, quizzes and tests. However, for the countless English classes required for my degree, the syllabus for every class, in every semester, was guaranteed to have it note bolded about plagiarism - Don't do it! - as there are great consequences for essentially stealing someone else's words and writing and thereby misrepresenting them as your own original work.
My heart is heavy during this time of Thanksgiving and I haven't been able to stop thinking about the tragic loss of two fathers of two different families involved in a recent hit-and-run accident in Henry County.
I received tickets to see the puppetry adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. When I told people about it, they laughed thinking that I made it up. Apparently not very many people know that there is such a thing as puppetry arts, much less that Atlanta has a center for puppetry arts.
Family Promise, a collaborative interfaith nonprofit which provides hospitality and social services to help restore homeless families in the Rockdale and Newton counties community to sustainable independence, has grown tremendously since it began last year.
The program is made up of multiple churches in both Rockdale and Newton counties, hence the name Family Promise of NewRock. The program started out with the magic number of 13 churches to host one week, once every quarter, but has now grown to 15 churches with three additional support churches, too small to host themselves, but provide support to other churches.
I found out about the stamp ministry a year ago through my mother who started collecting and cutting out used stamps from every piece of mail that comes to the house. She puts them in this little clear plastic baggie that hangs on the side of the refrigerator on a magnet. She then told me that I should start cutting and collecting used stamps because it is so easy to do and serves a good cause.
Calvary Community Church, 120 Crowell Road, Conyers, is sponsoring a church yard sale Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Porterdale Hotel in Porterdale, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. The proceeds of the yard sale will go toward the medical expenses of their Pastor Tim Walden who is in need of a kidney transplant.
Though the new Church at Conyers Christian Ministries holds their Sunday services on Saturday, Pastor Moses Little and his wife Arleshia Little want to be clear they are not a Jehovah Witness church or a Seventh Day Adventist church.