Grove City College professor of English, Dr. Eric Potter, recently authored his second book of poems, “Still Life,” published by Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and edited by poet David Craig.
In “Still Life,” Potter explores Christian themes and experiences, offering a range of voices and forms, from personal lyrics to dramatic monologues and free verse to villanelles.
Catholics welcomed home
The Lenten season is a time of reflection for the faithful.
For Catholics who have turned away from their faith, last Sunday was a time for them to renew it, with the help of a group of Shenango Valley priests who were led by the Rev. Donald W. Trautman, bishop of the Erie Diocese.
The “Welcome Home” service, held under the auspices of the international Catholic apostolate “Catholics Come Home,” attracted about 30 people who received a simple message: Regardless of their past wrongs, they are loved.
Wednesday Lenten lunches to start in GC
The Grove City Ministerial Association is inviting the public to its 2011 Lenten lunches at Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, at noon Wednesdays, beginning March 16 for five weeks. Cost is $4.
All have gifts to discover along ‘road to Damascus’
This past week or so, I began reading the book of Romans again.
It never ceases to amaze me how, no matter how often I’ve read through each book of the New Testament, I always seem to find new inspiration, new information, and a willingness to apply it to my daily life.
As I’ve started re-reading the scriptures, I’m finding once more that the apostle Paul seems to be the one who I can relate to the most.
Taboo topic of mortality requires putting lifestyle under a microscope
What if you knew that you were doing to die today? What if this morning, when you set your feet upon the floor as you got out of bed, the first thing you learned for that day was that it would be your last?
What would you do with your day?
What would be your first thought in learning such a thing?
Nothing should distract from praising God for his gifts
Some amazing things have been happening in my life lately. Most notably, there is new love in my life! What a wonderful surprise going into my new year!
However, with everything good that comes with love, it’s also clear how easy it can be to let the worldly things we experience--both difficult and good--interfere with our Christian walk.
Ex-pastor, budding life coach: Resolutions are ‘waste of time’
A burgeoning life coach from Slippery Rock looks at a New Year’s resolution as a waste of time “unless it’s something feasible.”
“It has to be something that’s in your heart,” said Linda Porter. “If it’s not in your heart, you’re not going to do it.”
For example, in wanting a new car, “you’ll do everything you can to save,” she noted. “It’s how deep your conviction is and how badly you want something.”
What do you do daily to show your love for God?
I love when I wake up in the morning and God is saturating my heart! He’s right there, not even really deliberately, just naturally.
What a difference one day can make, too.
Mercer native to be ordained Dec. 5 as Presbyterian minister
Mercer resident Elizabeth “Beth” Suzanne Arnold will be ordained into the ministry of Jesus Christ by the Presbytery of Shenango, a body of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., which examined and approved the candidate at a recent meeting. The ordination will take place at a 3 p.m. worship service Dec. 5 in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., Mercer, which is Arnold’s home church.
New Lebanon church member accepts call to lead as associate
On Oct. 17, New Lebanon Community Church congregation accepted and prayed for their new associate pastor, Rev. Virginia LaVan Gadsby. She was welcomed by the church family in a beautiful installation service conducted by the senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Richard Steinlechner.
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