You’re invited to a movie premiere next month that isn’t standard Hollywood fare. “Life is beautiful” will debut on Moody Garden’s IMAX screens at 7 p.m. April 22, as part of a fundraising event for the Pregnancy Help Center of Galveston.
Countless homes and more than a few houses of worship suffered water damage as pipes failed during last week’s extended deep freeze.
I bought my first computer in 1982, a Commodore 64. It used a 340k floppy disc and operated with machine language. After typing in the machine code, the little floppy started to whirr ... and whirr ... and whirr a little more. It whirred so long that I could get a cup of coffee or make a san…
There are times when God seems very near. We feel his forgiveness, acceptance, comfort and peace. Our hearts are filled with joy and songs of praise for his goodness and beauty. But what about the times when God seems far away?
Our Faith looks at two more couples this week with the focus of them having unions centered around God, love, communication and affection for each other.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a traditional day when we express our love to those who mean the most to us: heart-shaped boxes of candy, cards, flowers and a candlelight dinner.
Our Faith looks at two couples this week and two more couples next week. All of them have unions centered around God, church and later, children.
I like teachers. They’re my favorite people. They work long hours, are up early preparing for classes, on their feet most of the day, grading papers and writing lesson plans late into the night, and they often spend their own money to help their students.
The Rev. John Turner will head up one union as Galveston Church and First Baptist of Hitchcock combine to form the Galveston County Church.
I came across comments from a prominent preacher regarding the deplorable condition of young people. He complained they were characterized by “inexperience, indiscretion, immature judgment, uncurbed curiosity, undisciplined appetites and misunderstood passion.”
The 1951 Buick Building on Galveston was once an art deco dream with its bold logo of that GM division as well as a stylized tail fin, created in concrete, but it has not aged well. A vision of architect Ben Milam, its best days must surely be behind it.
Now that a vaccine is available, it seems like the holy grail, the cure-all that will make it possible to see our grandchildren, host friends for dinner, visit restaurants, attend church, go to the movies and travel. I have vague memories of those days and long for them once again.
Some churches see financial fallout, while others say the pandemic opened their ministries to new audiences online.
Insurance, mortgage, utilities and staff payments continue for houses of worship even if their sanctuaries remain all but empty during the pandemic. Regular giving is generally down since many members also may be in a financial bind. Fundraisers like pancake breakfasts or spaghetti suppers a…
Nothing is as challenging as being a parent. Children have no on/off button. They cannot be put in the closet like clothes, turned off and parked like cars or placed in a kennel for the night like pets. They’re on a constant quest: poking, prodding, pushing, pulling and climbing.
Congregations often attend to the physical as well as spiritual health of their members. Local houses of worship — pre-COVID — often served as venues to screen for hypertension and educate those living with diabetes.