A few weeks ago we went on an RV trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway with our daughter, our son-in-law and our two grandsons. One night we were parked in an RV campground, and I was walking with our 4-year-old, Davey, as he rode his bike through the park. We stopped to chat with a […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – More than two years ago, a tornado tore out a chunk of St. Luke United Methodist Church’s sanctuary. But now, a new art glass window depicting scenes from the tornado fills the renovated sanctuary with bright blues, yellows and greens. Near the bottom of the art glass design, […]

It’s the summer of ‘75. I’m in the fifth grade. I’m on a day trip with my brother and my uncle, who has taken us to Six Flags Over Georgia. I am a skinny preacher’s kid in a terrycloth shirt, enjoying a giant dill pickle and taking in the sights. I am recovering from a […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – An area non-profit and Christian organization will host a prayer walk this weekend aimed at stopping violence in the community. Officials with the United Brothers and Sisters of Mississippi are asking all community and church leaders, as well as residents of the region, to attend a prayer walk Saturday. The walk […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Episcopal priests in Mississippi no longer need to seek the bishop’s permission to perform weddings for same-sex couples. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, Rt. Rev. Brian Seage, announced what he called the “significant” change in a June 3 letter to churches. Seage said clergy […]

Last Saturday we rode 100 miles on bicycles. You may ask why. Well, you know, for fun. You may also ask – how long did it take? Well, you know, mind your own business. Cyclists call it a century – 100 miles in a day – and it is considered a rite of passage into […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal On Friday, United Methodists from across the world concluded their quadrinneal General Conference after 10 days of discussing, approving and passing decisions on church polity. The Rev. Fred Britton, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo, attended the event in Portland, Oregon, along with nearly 1,000 other Methodist representatives […]

My wife’s cousin Lesa blew into town a few days ago from California, after a three-day drive in a Chevy truck with a runny-eyed chihuahua and a flatulent old beagle, both of whom were so relieved to be out of the truck that they immediately relieved themselves on a cowhide rug in our living room. […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Earlier this month, Pope Francis announced his intention to order an official commission to investigate the prospect of allowing female deacons, or “deaconesses,” in the Catholic Church. Though the move falls far short of ordaining women as priests, a prospect Francis has emphatically announced he will not pursue in his […]