Religion

Leaders carry heavy burden

Editor’s note: This is the first segment in a series by Lyndon Stimeling titled “Accountability.” The column will publish weekly on the Religion page. For they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Hebrews 13:17 Church leaders and elders have an awesome ...

‘Beatitudes’ and our attitudes

The Lord’s prayer, “Our Father” can be called the summary of all prayers. “The Beatitudes” enlighten and empower not only the believers of Jesus but also the non-believers such as Gandhi. Application of “The Beatitudes” in our life could easily solve all problems that prevail in ...

Visit family, friends who have dementia during holidays

Question: My mother now has dementia and is living in a local care facility. This will be the first Christmas when Grandma isn’t part of our family celebration. I’m concerned about how to handle this with our kids; do you have any suggestions? Jim: A few years ago, I went with my two ...

Religion Calendar

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Prepare the way of the Lord

Many Americans do not feel the need to fly to reach the destinations within the USA. They feel comfortable to travel by their car. The roads are good and safe for driving. The gas is cheaper. They enjoy freedom to drive their car to stop anywhere they want. But remember the roads, 2500 years ...

Reason for the season

“Jesus is the reason for the season,” a quote often heard this time of year and if we understand the purpose of this statement, I think it has merit. Our world celebrates the birth of the Christ child in a very strange way. We give gifts to each other, splurge on ourselves, often with money ...

Lessen the burden this Christmas, enjoy the season

Well, friends, it hit me this morning — that anxiety that comes with the Christmas season. Too much to do and too little time to do it. Why does that happen every year? I don’t think I’m alone. You would think after raising eight children on the busy farm that I would have it figured ...

Unto us, a child is born

What is it about this time of the year that seems to have an effect on us psychologically? What is it that plays with our mind and can make some people sleepy, anxious, angry or just more emotional? Here is my list of some of the things that enter in; you can probably add some of your ...

Religion calendar

Editor’s note: To submit a nonprofit announcement to The Sentinel’s Religion section, contact Erin Thompson at (717) 248-6741 or by email at ethompson@lewistownsentinel.com. Items also may be faxed to (717) 248-3481 or sent to The Sentinel, 352 Sixth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. Items ...