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Gone With the Wind

It was a sight you might have seen if you were born in the country back in days gone by. Avid hunters understand the game of hunting raccoons(coons), rabbits, squirrels, possums, and many other animals. Long before the grocery store, people hunted...

 

Happenings - October 2021 (Week 3)

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily, Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM and Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink, and of course, great food!...

 

Ready to Preach

These have been trying times for the world since March 2020. Never in a lifetime have we've seen the world shut down. Hopefully when all have been vaccinated for COVID-19, things will return to...

 

Christian Stewardship

Stewardship is the management of that which belongs to another. We belong to God by redemption. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. God gave himself for us. We are not our own. We have...

 

Happenings

Your Voice Your Vote Voting makes us equal! Use your power. Vote Early Voting March 6- 13, Election Day Saturday March 20 Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am ...

 

THE POWER OF WORDS

Matthew 12:36-37 | NKJV “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words, you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Beloved death and life...

 

Just Keep Living

I remember the feelings I had when I was younger and experienced heartbreak, embarrassment, or shame, and thought surely my world is about to end or that I would never be able to recover. I felt the pain of what I experienced was so great that it...

 

ONCE BLIND, BUT NOW SEE

Acts 9:18 | NKJV “Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.” Be filled AGAIN, and AGAIN by the Holy Spirt and watch as your life change. “Scales” will fall fro...

 

'COLORS'

The father of Black History, Mr. Carter G. Woodson, said, " When you control a man's thinking you don't have to worry about his actions". Colors have been used to manipulate our thoughts and behaviors since we were first introduced to them. In this...

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an int...

 

"A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 inspired By: God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no down Wouldn’t appreciate a smile if there was no...

 

Happenings

Happenings Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable...

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

"GOD'S LOVE FOR US" (God's Love Letter To Us) Romans 8:31-39

Copyright 2001 No height of mountain No lowness of valley No dryness of fountain No darkness of alley. No depth of sea No width of river No tallness of tree No fading of silver. No temperature of fever No strength of wind No change of season No...

 

YES & AMEN

2 Corinthians 1:20 | NKJV “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” Beloved be not in despair nor be troubled by your momentary trials and tribulations. Wait on the Lord and He shall renew...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

 

Our History, Black History: Mardi Gras Indians

There’s an old adage, “You never know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” In the spirit of Black history month, the Monroe Dispatch will highlight stories and history of Black people that are not commonly known. Much of...

 

"PUT DOWN THE GUNS"

Copyright 2016 On the 3rd day of the month after June Our lips were singing a famliiar tune Salt was poured into an open wound Two lives were taken from us much too soon Before we could see how their flower would bloom. On the 3rd day of the 7th...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

 

Happenings

Happenings Virtual HBCU Campus Tours Ever wonder what it would be like to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)? Eleven HBCUs will provide a glimpse into their school, college life and admission requirements at a Virtual College...

 

"A VOW TO GOD"

Copyright 2017 Today when we jump that broom, the angels will sing a tune, that will reach the ears of God Proclaiming that this will be the day, that we stand before Him to say, that we are joined as one in our hearts When we march down the aisle...

 

Happenings

Happenings Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @...

 

Wait No More

This time last year we mourned the death of famed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and several others who shared a helicopter ride that ended tragically. The news of Kobe's untimely death reverberated around the globe, proving that...

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

"A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" and inspired By:God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no down Wouldn’t appreciate a smile if there was...

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

Favorite Church Usher

Doorkeepers or keepers of the door, their church service is invaluable. They are the first to meet and greet you at church. If you have a question, need a seat, need to speak or sit with a certain...

 

"GOD WILL BE YOUR EVERYTHING"

Copyright 2016 By: Mr. Marion Obafemi He' s a momma, he's a daddy He'll come get you, in the alley He's a doctor, when in need Don't need dope, don't need weed He's a comfort, he's a friend He'll be...

 

IT'S HARVEST TIME

Galatians 6:9 | NIV “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Beloved it’s your season for Grace and Favor. You have sown in times of lack and tears. You have Prayed, Praised,...

 

Changing of the Guard

Yesterday the world witnessed Joseph Biden become the 45th President of the United States of America and Kamala Harris become the first female Vice President of the United States of America. I am happy that the country's newly elected President and...

 

Menace to Society

Last week the world watched as Republican extremists walked through the United States Capitol building wreaking havoc after receiving marching orders from the country's current leader. To date, the 45th president has not owned up to telling his...

 

RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE

1 Timothy 6:11-12 | MSG But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. Seize the eternal life, the life you were called...

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

Happy New Year

2 Corinthians 5:17 | NIV 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! It’s time to “turn the page” away from 2020 & turn the page to 2021!!! Rejoice Beloved over the arrival of a New Year....

 

The Sun Shines Bright in the New Year

Happy New Year! We get to see the sun in another year, and it makes me so glad to have you all with me for the ride. The year 2020 was a doozy! So much happened (and did not happen), but it is now behind us. We will still face many challenges that...

 

Happenings

Trust in Jesus All Things are possible! Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great...

 

Happenings

Happenings Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @...

 

"ON THE WINGS OF HIS WORD" (Matthew 6:26)

Copyright 2012 By: Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" It was 5:45, when I opened my eyes, and the first thing that I hear Was the melodic songs, of birds sounding the alarm, proclaiming that dawn...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

 

A Brief History of Christmas

Christmas is the second most important celebration in the Christian Year, after Easter. It has been celebrated on December 25 since A.D. 336. This date, December 25 was fist placed in a liturgical...

 

Monroe/Ouachita Parish Black Economic/Political Power

If only Black citizens, voters, and taxpayers, realized and would utilize the awesome political and economic powers God has granted them here in Monroe, Richwood, and Ouachita Parish, they could demand and receive all of the governmental and private...

 

ASKING FOR THE WISDOM OF GOD

James 3:17 | NKJV 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Oh Lord!!! Grant us WISDOM in these “last days”. Allowing us...

 

Favorite Church Usher

Doorkeepers or keepers of the door, their church service is invaluable. They are the first to meet and greet you at church. If you have a question, need a seat, need to speak or sit with a certain...

 

Activating Faith

This year I have thought a lot about faith. What it is, how it works, and why I need it are a few of the many questions I have been asking myself. I believe I have been called to gain a deeper understanding of my faith in this season. I know I am...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

 

Porter 3rd Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Eric and Katie Porter who celebrated their third wedding Anniversary on December 9, 2020. Eric just loves him some Katie and Katie loves her some Eric! Happy Anniversary Eric and...

 

Freedom of Life

Every life is in the possession of God. No one has a right to end a life. The Word of God is alive, full of power and sharper than a two-edged sword. If we believe the Word of God, why don’t we study it? Only God has life in the absolute sense....

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an int...

 

"LORD, I THANK YOU"

Copyright December 1, 2018 9:30 AM Written by: Mr. Marion Obafemi and inspired by God Lord, I thank you for my joy and peace of mind I thank you for deliverance time after time Lord, I thank you for...

 

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