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Raving Beauty

One of mankind's best secrets is a Black woman. Their beauty has stretched man's imagination for centuries. Being the most beautiful on earth, Black women create an excitement in the world that is...

 

WITHHOLDING NOTHING

Psalms 84:11 | NKJV For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. I Praise and give God ALL the Honor! For He...

 

God Usually Calls the Ordinary

Submitted By Dr. Joseph W. Capers Sr. Many Christians feel that they are not called by God because of their circumstances. Some have made wrong decisions or have been discouraged by others. They...

 

The End Is Near

A rose once grew where all could see, sheltered beside a garden wall, and as the days passed swiftly by, it spread its branches, straight and tall ..One day, a beam of light shine through a crevice th...

 

Turning Attitude to Gratitude

Every day, something always upsets us Whether it is something small or large, it affects our feelings and may even impact how we react the rest of the day or how we do a certain thing in our lives, le...

 

Happenings

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

 

Pulpits & Pews

14th Anniversary Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 709 S. 13th St. Monroe, LA celebrates its Pastor and 1st Lady, Pastor Feeoptris and Lady Cynthia Strickland 14th anniversary Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11 AM. Guest: Apostle Tammy M. Hopkins...

 

Happenings

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

 

You Mean the World to Me

Many that pledge their vows before God and man stay together till death do us part. They inevitably go through good and bad times, but always find the real success of love. Many married couples who...

 

"What Happens When You Leave the Altar?"

Josephine's Safe Place and Donterrio Anderson Present the stage play ‘What Happens When You Leave the Altar on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 6:30PM at Ouachita Parish High School 681 Hwy 594, Monroe, LA 71203. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com or...

 

Tatum 58th Wedding Anniversary

Melvin and Gloria Tatum celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2022. Melvin and Gloria were childhood sweethearts at Terzia/Richwood High Schools in Monroe LA. Melvin graduated from LSU...

 

PRAYING STUDENTS

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...

 

"IT WON'T BE TODAY

Copyright 2012 It's the job of the devil, to make life unleveled, to destroy and rob and kill The winner in you, and he won't be through, unless he breaks your will. Satan ain't under the ground, with horns on his crown, or a fork inside his hand He...

 

HEALED DELIVERED & SET FREE!!!

Psalms 107:20-21 | NKJV He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the...

 
 By Keemi    Lifestyles    June 9, 2022

Mental Health

Hello everyone! This week, I'm going to be discussing Mental Health. This topic is being discussed since most schools in the area are out for spring break. Your mental health is very important, it...

 

Don't Retaliate; Celebrate!

Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your...

 

The Halfway Mark

As you all may know, this year is coming to an end and we're at the 6 month or the halfway mark of 2022. My question to you all is, what have you done that appeals to you? What have you done that has...

 

Dazzle's 10th

This year marks the 10th year of Dazzle Dance, and I could not be more excited to present this year's showcase. This year's show is to pay homage to the ladies inspiring us to live life glamorously....

 

The Most Vulnerable

When tragedy struck the Black community in Buffalo, NY on May 14, 2022 it served as a harsh reminder of the intense hatred that still exists in this country. That hatred is fueled by racism and radical hate groups who encourage attacks on Black...

 

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...

 

Happenings

11th Annual Juneteenth Parade Saturday June 18, 2022, at 10 am parade line-up 9am at Wossman High school entry fee $20 more-Sponsorships available, more info Marie Brown 318.381.0028. Contact Monroe Dispatch Got news, been somewhere, or need to tell...

 

"THY WILL BE DONE"

Copyright 2016 inspired by God Dear Heavenly Father, dont mean to bother, you but we need to talk Go wake up Jesus and Job, because I was told, they had a simular walk The Lord will understand me, because I've been nailed to a tree, blood dripping fr...

 
 By Keemi    Lifestyles    May 12, 2022

Test Preparation

Hello Everyone! This week I’m going to be discussing how to prepare yourself for a test. Last week I began LEAP testing and I was nervous about it, but I kept affirming myself that I'd be fine. So,...

 

Happenings

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

 

'Payback Is A Mother Lover'

Don't be foolish and wait until Mother's Day to express your love and appreciation for her. This is one of the most important writings I have ever been inspired with. It is dedicated to my mother as an expression of my love and dedication to her...

 

NOW FAITH IS

2 Corinthians 6:2 | NKJV For He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Rejoice Beloved for your time of Favor has...

 

What do you believe?

A belief is having trust, faith, or confidence in something, an idea, or a thought. It is deemed as an acceptance that a statement or thing is true or actually exists. When we are asked what we believe in, the concept goes beyond our thoughts of if w...

 

Making the Best

Recently, it’s come to my attention and realization that life isn’t promised. Yes, we sometimes hear it, but I never truly let it sink in. Looking around, I’ve noticed how much my life has...

 

Happenings

Bonnie’s Hats & Whatever New Hats Mother’s Day and casual hats. Check out Bonnie’s Hats for latest styles. See Bonnie first for the best Mother’s Day Hats for Sunday May 8, 2022. See Ad Display or call 318.614.1578. Edna’s Cooking “Home...

 

THE COMMUNUTY PRAYER

Copyright© 2022 By: Min. Marion Obafemi and Inspired By: God (Modeled after King Jehoshaphat’s prayer asking God to intervene in a time of trouble, II Chronicles 20:6-9) Dear Lord, the God of our ancestors, the God of heaven. All power and might...

 

Parting Wisdom

Graduation season is upon us once again and after two years of restrictive living, it appears as if we can now live and celebrate more. I happen to know quite a few graduates this year. I am excited to see them switch their tassels and begin a new...

 

Happenings

Bonnie’s Hats & Whatever New Hats Mother’s Day and casual hats. Check out Bonnie’s Hats for latest styles. See Bonnie first for the best Mother’s Day Hats for Sunday May 8, 2022. See Ad Display or call 318.614.1578. Edna’s Cooking “Home...

 

Blowing Candles

Former Licensed Florist Jean Felton who wrote "Floral Corner in the Monroe Dispatch recently celebrated a birthday. Happy birthday glamour girl Jean Felton. Love your children, grand children and...

 

HIS GRACE and MERCY

Hebrews 4:15-16 | NKJV For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne...

 

Tech Savvy

I sometimes find it hard to believe how much technology has evolved over the past 20 years. In 2002, popular cell phones like Nokia or Motorola made the convenience of communication more accessible to the masses. Today we have moved past the...

 

Happenings

Edna's Cooking "Home of the Breakfast Bowl" Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or...

 

Give It to Jesus!

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. My daughters and I had just...

 

Slater 44th Wedding Anniversary

Michael and Virginia Slater celebrated 44 years of Marital Bliss on March 25, 2022. Love was and still is in the air. There's nothing greater than love, especially Michael and Virginia's...

 

Do We Need the Church?

The pandemic has shifted a lot in our world, but nothing has changed more than the way we gather. Coming from a society that centers a lot of activities in and around the church, these past 20 months have changed my perspective on the body of...

 

Annual Spring Revival

St. Luke Baptist Church 3507 Church St. Monroe LA Youth presents their Annual Spring Revival April 4-6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, “Train Up a Child.” Guest Ministers Monday April 4 Rev. Otis McGinnis Progressive Baptist Church, Tuesday April 5 Minister...

 
 By Keemi    Lifestyles    March 31, 2022

First Impressions

Hello everyone! This week I’m going to be discussing First Impressions. You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. I believe that statement to be true because the first impression...

 

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...

 

Women's History Month

Betty Ward Cooper Continued from March 17, 2022 Betty Ward-Cooper, deserves recognition as a portrait of Women's Month. Her grandparents and parents lived and raised their families in the South under...

 

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...

 

Gangsters Short Lives

Galatians 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting....

 
 By Keemi    Lifestyles    March 17, 2022

Insecurities

Hello Everyone! This week, I’m going to be discussing insecurities. We all struggle with insecurities and we're all insecure about something dealing with our bodies. When you feel insecure it feels...

 

Beware: Deadly Drugs

Discussion about drug use within the Black community is a restricted conversation. Beyond hearing the occasional sad story of how someone overdosed and ended up in jail for explicit behavior or witnessing someone exhibit obnoxious erratic...

 

PRAY

1 Timothy 2:1 | MSG The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. The effectual fervent Prayer of the Righteous avails much Power! Beloved we ought to...

 

Happenings

Happenings Monroe Dispatch Visit us online, www.monroedispatchonline.com Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All...

 

What's Best for the Kids?

This past January, Florida state GOP lawmakers introduced and advanced a bill prohibiting schools from 'encouraging' talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms. On March 8, 2022, the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights...

 

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