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OZMENT: Lighting candles in a dark world

A man once drove a great distance to see me. He talked at length about the despair and futility that had settled in his soul.

  • icon Posted: July 19

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Saturday 06/28/2014
Posted: June 28, 2014

Jesus was accused of being a sinner, an imposter and even a drunk. Our Lord knew what they were saying about him. Once they said, “Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.”

1,000 Prayer Bears given away by West Rome United Methodist Church
Posted: June 28, 2014

West Rome United Methodist Church, 1003 Shorter Ave., has now made and distributed over 1,000 Prayer Bears through Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cancer Navigators, as well as to individuals going through difficult times. Each Prayer Bear is dedicated at the altar of the church and prayed over by members before it is distributed. Pictured with Prayer Bears are Linda Edwards, leader of the Prayer Bear team, and the Rev. Gary McWhorter, the church’s former pastor.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Oak Hill Church of Christ launches its annual Do Good Week to demonstrate the love of God
Posted: June 24, 2014

For the members of Oak Hill Church of Christ in Rome, the focus of this week is on showing the love of God by volunteering in the community.

Saturday 06/21/2014
Annual Morrison camp meetings July 11-20; religious tradition dates back to after Civil War
Posted: June 21, 2014

Camp meetings at Morrison Campground are rooted in history. Now in its 146th year, the annual gathering is set to begin July 11 with an 8 p.m. service and end July 20 with daily meetings at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

OZMENT: How to overcome being discouraged
Posted: June 21, 2014

During a crucial period of World War I, Douglas Haig, a British field marshal, was asked if he were ever discouraged.

Saturday 06/14/2014
OZMENT: If I could choose my dad
Posted: June 14, 2014

Ron Meredith was visiting an old doctor who welcomed many onto the stage of life, and watched countless others as the final curtain of darkness fell around them. The good doctor lifted his eyes from the book he was reading in his dimly lit office, and said, “It takes a lifetime to learn how to live, and then it’s too late.” Well, it’s never too late to begin that journey toward God.

Monday 06/09/2014
Georgia Highlands student carries cross on spiritual quest, walking to Myrtle Beach
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 2:17 pm

In a long, white robe and Roman-inspired sandals, John Bessis walked the edge of U.S. 27 South carrying a large, hand-made cross on his right shoulder as he headed toward Cedartown just before sundown Sunday.

Saturday 06/07/2014
OZMENT: Gray yesterdays changed into bright tomorrows
Posted: June 07, 2014

“What do you consider to be the main business of the Christian church?” someone once asked me.

Saturday 05/31/2014
Metropolitan United Methodist Church Biblican Luncheon and raffle a lot of work, but worthwhile
Posted: May 31, 2014

A lot of hard work is going into the Biblical luncheon at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, but Mary Shropshire has no problem with that.

OZMENT: A few truths to remember as guides in life
Posted: May 31, 2014

There are truths that Jesus taught and by which he lived.

Saturday 05/24/2014
Church prepares for new program
Posted: May 24, 2014

Mark Floyd, pastor of Simple Church, cuts the grass for the Corbetts on Coosawattee Avenue in West Rome this week. The church spearheads a program called Simple Solutions, which consists of members who volunteer their time and resources to help people in the community.

OZMENT: Mother – The most important person in the world
Posted: May 24, 2014

The greatest throne upon which a mother is honored to sit is neither the office nor the factory, but the home.

Dove Award nominees will share mountain gospel
Posted: May 24, 2014

The award-winning Marksmen Quartet is bringing their unique style of gospel music to the Rome Baptist Temple on June 1.

Saturday 05/17/2014
OZMENT: Talents should be used for the Lord
Posted: May 17, 2014

A man once said to me that he had always believed in God, but that he had used God as a sort of first aid kit. He called upon God with prayer when he was in trouble.

St. Peter’s Episcopal conducts groundbreaking ceremony
Posted: May 17, 2014

Communicants at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. Fourth Ave., gather for a groundbreaking ceremony. The church is undertaking major renovations that will enhance access to the building among other improvements. Pictured are Warden John Kirkland, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Knight, John Burnes and Rector the Rev. John Herring.

Local company PaperPack Inc. to serve as Bible distributor
Posted: May 17, 2014

The wife of a local congregation’s rabbi is getting her vision of a unique version of the scriptures fulfilled by a Rome business.

Saturday 05/10/2014
Lovejoy Baptist Church to host program for kids this summer
Posted: May 10, 2014

During the summer months, many parents face the challenge of placing their children in a safe environment while they are out of school.

OZMENT: Be still and know that I am God
Posted: May 10, 2014

Let me suggest four things the Bible is telling us:

Saturday 05/03/2014
OZMENT: What does Bible have to say to this generation?
Posted: May 03, 2014

“What, if anything,” asks the cynic, “does the Bible have to say to this generation?” Some of us look upon the Bible as a timeless book. Others see it as only a history book. Others feel it is obsolete and outmoded.

Friday 05/02/2014
Former Gulf War prisoner challenges Rome crowd at prayer breakfast
Posted: May 02, 2014

Wally Magdangal had a pointed question for those who attended Thursday morning’s Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Forum.