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I find it fascinating that the Lord sometimes asked people what they wanted Him to do for them. He already knows everything. Everything. Nothing is hidden from him. Matthew 6:8 says, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
Ken Autry is the former pastor at First United Methodist Church on the lake yard in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I say, “former” pastor only because he has now moved on to another appointment. Those Methodists won’t let their preachers sit still for long. He once shared a letter with his congregation that I have yet to get out of my mind. The letter, while not written to Rev. Autry, had been written by a parishioner who had become quite disgruntled with her pastor. This is not uncommon.
The group fighting to keep the Lakes Golf Course from becoming a blight in their community is being accused of causing a blight themselves with yard signs that violate the community’s covenants, conditions and restrictions.
If you or your youngsters have ever toiled to tickle the ivories, you might enjoy Cameron Carpenter’s Night of Glam, Rock & Style concert April 16 at Mesa Arts Center.
Cameron Carpenter, Organ, NYC [Michael Hart]
Scottsdale Center for the Arts host an outdoor concert featuring the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter.
I’m no quilter, but with grandmothers who had homemade quilting racks hanging from their ceilings, I can appreciate a good carpenter’s star or double wedding ring. Those treasured old patterns, pretty as they are, are blown out of the water by the blankets currently on display in Chandler.
A lawsuit recently filed against the Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) has been dismissed but the man behind the suit says it’s just the beginning. His ultimate goal is to make membership to the ARC voluntary for all homeowners within the community.
Thunder defensive back Will Barfield (2) attempts to intercept the ball from Bobcats wide receiver Cody Carpenter (31) during the football game between Desert Vista Thunder and Cienega Bobcats at Desert Vista on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Parenting involves countless mundane decisions — dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision is never far from the surface of the mind. What if they go out and get hit by a car? What if I look away and they drown in the current? What if they get kidnapped?
Arizona Cardinals kicker Dan Carpenter (2) has his field goal blocked against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 file photo carpenter Nick Rossi, of Newton, Mass., a contractor who does home remodeling and renovations, uses a hammer while completing a door installation at a home in Watertown, Mass. Spending on home remodeling has picked up and is expected to rise nearly 20 percent to $151 billion by the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help — if he could hire enough qualified people.
You may remember one of the most well-known miracles that Jesus performed in Mark, chapter 6: Thousands have gathered, it’s getting late, and most (if not all) are hungry. The natives are starting to get restless, and much like I get when I’m hungry, I’m sure that irritability was going up as patience was on the decline. So, Jesus tells the disciples to feed the masses of people who had followed them there, to which their first thought was to make a run to the local market and buy all the bread they had left (Mark 6:37). We know where the story goes from there — Jesus performs another miracle, turning close to nothing into a feast, satisfying all who were hungry.
I recently heard something pointed out that had not occurred to me before last week. At Jesus’ baptism, God told Jesus He loved Him and was pleased with Him BEFORE any public ministry had occurred.
The amount of emotion that poured out of Rachel Ressler nearly matched the sweat and dedication she put into her Desert Vista soccer career.
One of my favorite parts of scripture has always been the story of the last supper. Every spring as we move towards Holy Week, I’m always drawn back to that last night Jesus spent with his disciples around the table. But the reason I’m so fond of that part of the Gospels is because of the moment where Jesus begins to wash the feet of his friends.
A playful, elegantly made little horror film, “Mama” teasingly sustains a game of hide-and-seek as it tantalizes the audience with fleeting apparitions of the title character while maintaining interest in two deeply disturbed little orphan girls. Being sold primarily on the name of its godfather, Guillermo del Toro, this Canadian-Spanish co-production from Universal is refreshingly mindful of the less-is-more horror guidelines employed by 1940s master Val Lewton, not to mention Japanese ghost stories, but the PG-13 rating might prove too restrictive for the gory tastes of male core genre fans. Still, less bloodthirsty female teens could make up the difference at the box office, as the film provokes enough tension and gasps to keep susceptible viewers grabbing their armrests or the arms of those next to them.
The annual Tempe All City Banquet is being held on Monday.
Getting a family organized requires more than a few well-chosen New Year’s resolutions. Increasingly, homeowners are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information center and workstation.
After bountifuls of birdies, a new state record and a championship, Hannah O’Sullivan’s hands were still shaking.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.
Parents of college-bound students have a decision to make as offers stream in for their soon-to-depart teenagers.