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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...

 

"STILL, YOU DIDN'T RUN"

(The Boomerang Poem) Copyright 2012 By: Marion Obafemi It’s 5:00 in the morning, breath stinking and I’m yawning, but something is on my mind My eyes are all puffy, my nose is all stuffy, proving that even thugs cry. As much as I try to deny it,...

 

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...

 

Rules

Although I do not always agree with all the laws and rules that the government imposes, I understand that in theory the rules are in place to keep us all safe. Difficulty ensues when rules change for individuals who get more lenient punishment when d...

 

"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 calendar for the year 336. Of all the major...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Good-News People

Zechariah 8:13 | MSG 13 You’ve gotten a reputation as a bad–news people, you people of Judah and Israel, but I’m coming to save you. From now on, you’re the good–news people. Don’t be afraid. Keep a firm grip on what I’m doing.” Oh,...

 

Law and Grace

Grace is the power to forgive and begin anew. It is God’s boundless and undeserved love for man as it is realized in man’s experience (Westall, 1993). Grace is a mode of existence for the Christian. We should synchronize our lives around the...

 

"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...

 

"BREAK THE MOLD"

Like many of you, when I am in trouble, I call upon the Lord. And, it was during a time of crisis in my life that He inspired me with this "joint" that I wanted to "pass" on to y'all. It is my prayer...

 

Sealed by The Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:13 | NKJV In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Beloved be Strong in the Lord and in the Power of His...

 

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

Happy Thanksgiving We have so much to be thankful for which the list is endless. Stay safe, we’re almost there, social distance and wear your masks. Happy Thanksgiving! Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot...

 

Happenings

Happy Thanksgiving We have so much to be thankful for which the list is endless. Stay safe, we’re almost there, social distance and wear your masks. Happy Thanksgiving! Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot...

 

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...

 

World's Biggest Sore Loser

Two weeks have passed since this year's Presidential election and the current sitting president, Donald Trump, still refuses to concede. The electoral college count is now 290-Biden, 232-Trump. While everyone, including Trump's current White House...

 

Good-News People

Zechariah 8:13 | MSG You’ve gotten a reputation as a bad–news people, you people of Judah and Israel, but I’m coming to save you. From now on, you’re the good–news people. Don’t be afraid. Keep a firm grip on what I’m doing.” Oh,...

 

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...

 

"THE PRAYERS OF THE UNBORN"

COPYRIGHT 2017 The sperm and the egg, came together to beg, God not to let their paths meet They didn't want the journey to begin, in this world filled with sin, and shaped in iniquity... Where up is down and down is up And, those who are full,...

 

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