April 3, 2009
How would you explain faith as a gift from God? What actions can people take to receive and/or increase faith? ? Faith is certainly one of our gifts from God. Faith is represented by the disciple Peter. It is our ability to believe in the one power and the one presence, God omnipotent. Faith is our ability to know that we are spiritual beings, living in a physical body, experiencing the physical world. My favorite scripture quote defining faith is: ?Now faith is the substance of things hoped for ... the evidence of things not seen.
December 22, 2010
Christ was born into this world as an infant who grew into a boy and then a man. He came to save human beings and in the process mystified all, before and after his birth, and then after his death. This mystery began with Mary, then Joseph, and spread to other family members. From there, news of Christ's birth and life perplexed even the Jews — the very people Jesus called his own. Jesus' birth, life and death were very controversial. Have you ever wondered what Mary must have thought, felt and marveled about when an angel visited her and told her she was pregnant?
April 24, 2010
Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series . Broken bottle glass sparkles by the roadside, roken bottle glass sparkles by the roadside, But not nearly as brightly as my spirits. Fence rails march in orderly fashion Toward Oklahoma City, but My heart does a wild fandango on its way. Telephone wires race to beat me there, not knowing My thought baggage arrived almost two months ago And the rest of me now hurries after.
November 24, 2004
In his "Pol Position" column on Nov. 19, Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy claimed that liberals hate George W. Bush "because he is a man of faith," and "are determined to put sharp limits on people of faith." Dennis Mountjoy is wrong. He asks why liberals "have such an intense emotional reaction to the president." Mind you, this is from a man representing the party that has made Clinton-hating its most popular sport for the past 12 years. Speaking of Bill Clinton, both he and Jimmy Carter were presidents who frequently spoke publicly about their faith.
December 15, 2001
Marshall Allen LA CRESCENTA -- Mary Rice Hopkins hopes her children's songs will be fun and teach principles that will last a lifetime. Thousands of kids sing along to the Christian musician's songs every year. They don't forget them when they get older, either, the La Canada Flintridge resident said. Remembering tunes and lyrics is especially important when she's trying to help kids understand morality and spiritual truth, said Hopkins, who performed Wednesday at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church.
August 22, 2003
Gary Moskowitz The Rev. Rob Calderhead is hoping that his fascination with Christian themes in cinema will breathe new life into the faith of his congregation. Calderhead, 57, is hosting a "Film Fest" series at La Canada United Methodist Church this month, during which he shows clips from contemporary films to help illustrate the importance of faith in God. The film series began with "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Terminator" and "Saving Private Ryan."
December 10, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Glendale resident Dorothy Exum prays over each piece of religious jewelry she creates. And it's produced some strange results, she said. For example, Exum's aunt had been unable to speak after a car accident landed her in the intensive care unit of a hospital. But when she wore a bracelet Exum had made, prayed over and anointed with oil, Exum's aunt began to speak and even walk around, Exum said. "I don't say these have any miraculous powers, but it's just through faith," she said.
November 30, 2005
Glendale resident Ken Golding was not much of a church-going man until he met and married his wife, Zelda, more than 40 years ago. After a two-week courtship, Ken Golding, who was raised as a Christian Scientist, married his wife, a born-again Christian. Ken Golding, 82, decided to convert to born-again Christian after his marriage and was baptized at the First Southern Baptist Church in Hollywood. He attends church regularly and serves as a deacon and helps other congregants better understand the born-again Christian philosophy.
August 28, 2006
On a number of levels, the story of how 2004 Flintridge Prep graduate Ramses Barden wound up starring for the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo football team is one of faith. By offering the 6-foot-7, 210-pound wide receiver a scholarship, Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson took a leap of faith. And by accepting that offer, Barden took a considerable step of faith as well. For Ellerson, recruiting Barden demanded faith in Barden's potential. Like everyone else, he could see that Barden possessed a potent combination of size and athleticism.
February 11, 2002
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- Mary Margaret Marie Estes Shaw -- "Margie" to her friends -- celebrates her 101st birthday Tuesday. Her birthday was celebrated at Glendale Presbyterian Church Sunday, where she was given a special greeting by Pastor Brad Calhoun during the 11 o'clock service. Much of Shaw's life has been centered around her strong faith in God and the Bible and the church, she said. She has been attending Glendale Presbyterian since 1972.