By Riley Manning Daily Journal Maybe you know how it is. It’s a middle-of-the-week night and one of your children needs help with their homework, perhaps another is crying. You or your spouse is trying to whip up something to eat while the other is trying to get another child dressed for a little league […]

By Rachel Zoll AP Religion Writer NEW YORK – The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones” the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday. Christianity is still the […]

Daily Journal New Dimension Community Church will host a youth event May 23rd, featuring guest speakers O’nae Chatman, blogger and graduate of Morehouse College’s School of Religion, and Tony “Bigg Tone” Price, CEO of Columbus-based record label Kingdom Flowz. Beginning at 4 p.m., musical guests will include Christian rap artists Noble1, Tharius Conley, IamLenflow, and […]


Susan and I are empty-nesters these days. Our kids are grown and we have a couple of grandsons who live in Knoxville – Davey, age 3, and Milo, age 1. We are going to pick them up this afternoon and bring them to Mississippi for a few days. We’ve been getting ready for them for […]

Daily Journal St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo will hold a special piano concert May 9. Dr. Noel Garcia, Betsy Phillips, Margaret McGarth, Joseph Ortiguera, and Cesar Romero will perform at 7 p.m. in the church’s Shelton Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $20 each.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal After a 40-year run, the Landmarks gospel quartet are hanging up their hats with a farewell concert on May 16th. “It’s mixed emotions,” said founding member and baritone singer Larry Kirk. “When we came back from a hiatus in ‘98, we never thought it’d last 17 years. But the past […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – About 200 people took time out of their day to share a moment of prayer in Fairpark for the National Day of Prayer. Sponsored by the city of Tupelo and organized by the American Family Association, AFA President Tim Wildmon said the event was meant to be symbolic […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal For addicts – and many others, but addicts in particular – the weekend starts on Thursday, according to the Rev. Colby Cuevas, of the Orchard. Cuevas knows firsthand. It was his own wrangling with addiction and rehab in his teens that ended up leading him to Christ, and to the […]

A few nights ago, my mother invited us out for supper to one of those Japanese steak houses where you sit around a large grill and watch the chef clang and bang and throw knives and sear your eyebrows with a controlled fire. He tells a few well-worn jokes and prepares a delicious, if unoriginal […]