Who's in the Skin?

Finding the positive in the negative

This week I begin with a question:Is there such a thing as being too positive?If we are honest with ourselves there are times when we don’t want to smile; or see the brighter side of things. There are times when we want to do a little wallowing in se

City of Israel Church asks Bahamians to take a leap of faith

Annual convention to feature speakers from Nigeria, US

MEMBERS of the City of Israel International Covenant Church are encouraging Bahamians to take a “Quantum Leap of Faith” at this year’s convention.For seven days, beginning Monday, August 20, and ending Sunday, August 26, the convention will take plac

Meditation - encouraging you to succeed

When you speak to children about success you can use the following images to explain why you regularly remind them to do homework and pay attention in class:1. Running a race with the coach, the fans and team members cheering you on, motivating you t

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Breaking evil cycles at this year's Woman at the Well conference

Back for another instalment, this year’s Woman At The Well conference is set to take place for three days at the Southland Church of God, starting August 29.For the last five years, the conference’s host and main speaker, Minister Felicia Archer, has

Emancipation still comin'

Emancipation in 1834 was a beginning. But we all as a country are still in mental bondage. Shackles are still holding us, Lord, we continue to pray for deliverance, total deliverance. Let’s sift through some of these shackles:1. Inferiority complexFa

Meditation - Broken chains -

Through the centuries, innocent people have been degraded in unspeakable ways. Our history tells a tale of suffering. Our story is one of slavery, piracy, torture and violence.Is this why we are murdering one another? Is this why domestic violence, i

Christian singles discover the purpose of marriage

Single Christians in the Bahamas are hungry for practical information to help them make sound decisions when it comes life-long unions.This was the main takeaway from last weekend’s panel discussion on “The Next Step: Marriage”, hosted by the Young A

Abaco's Holy Saviour Anglican Church gets a makeover

The excitement surrounding the recent rededication of the Holy Saviour Anglican Church in Blackwood, Abaco will linger in the hearts and minds of the island’s inhabitants for a long time.Father Chester Burton, Anglican church rector, said the service

A message to our young men - Time for a wake-up call

This is a most important piece of advice that I am about to bequeath to my fellow Bahamian brothers. I honestly feel like the apostle in Romans 9:1-3: “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, Tha

St Andrew's Kirk hosts 'promising' music students for recital

Beautiful piano music filled St Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk on Sunday afternoon, July 1, as students of Wilfred Butler performed and exhibited poise, style and grace before a large audience of parents, friends and well-wishers. Students performed on a

Meditation - Hoping for the best

Usually the phrase “hoping for the best” means to be in a difficult situation with no guarantee of the outcome, but there is the desire to not lose hope. Is this where you find yourself right now? Is your heart heavy for one reason or another? Let me

We are all watchmen for the moral soul of society

Read Ezekiel 33:1-11; Psalm 119:33-48; Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 18:15-20. These passages deal with appropriate Christian behaviour, which hinges on knowing and obeying God’s law, especially as it relates to the ultimate law of life.Our appropriatio

Well-known Five Porches Church bishop dies

Senior Pastor Rodney Roberts' life 'one to emulate'

BISHOP J Rodney Roberts, the senior pastor of the Five Porches of Deliverance Centre who was hailed as a “giant man of God” by fellow clerics and congregation members, has died.He reportedly died of a sudden heart attack in the early hours of yesterd

Meditation: Where do we go from here? Part I

We have come this far by faith and by hard work on the part of those engaged in building rather than tearing down. We have had 40 years to test ourselves as a people. Where do we go from here?Let us consider seven building blocks with which to build