By Riley Manning Daily Journal Following the ISIS attacks in Paris last week, scrutiny toward placing foreign refugees in the United States has reached a fever pitch. Tuesday night, President Obama announced that even though evidence may have found one of the assailants to be Syrian, he will proceed with plans to relocate 10,000 Syrian […]

In the morning after the attacks in Paris, over coffee in a quiet, peaceful house, in a quiet, peaceful town, I read the words of Psalm 27, where King David writes, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” Is it […]

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The Rev. Chris Traylor of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church preaches about the importance of community to those gathered Thursday night at the Link Centre for the community Thanksgiving service.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds gathered at the Link Centre in Tupelo Thursday evening for a community Thanksgiving service. People of different faiths, denominations and ages came together as a community to show gratitude. Between scripture readings, musical entertainment was provided by the children of El Cento, the Tupelo High School Madrigals […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Operation Christmas Child is already well underway, as area churches stuff shoeboxes that will be delivered to children all over the world. Amory’s First Baptist Church is a drop-off point for the shoeboxes. Verna Coleman, who has worked with Operation Christmas Child for 10 years, said the church […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – First United Methodist Church in Houston will host its annual Parish Fall Bazaar in the Family Life Center on Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three charges in the parish representing 11 active churches will come together for the event. The day begins with breakfast at 6 […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – In reaction to the attacks in Paris, members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Tupelo gathered in prayer on Saturday. Beginning Friday, a string of terrorist attacks with suicide bombers and gunmen left 129 dead and over 350 wounded around central Paris at an Eagles of Death Metal […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Halloween pumpkins have barely gone rotten, and it’s already started. The War on Christmas. This year, the battle to keep “Christ” in “Christmas” was sparked over a video by a social media evangelist, railing against Starbucks coffee sellers for their holiday cup, unveiled a few weeks ago. The cup is […]

“War is hell,” observed Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman. That bleak observation is lifted from a war-time correspondence from Sherman, who wrote, “I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Nearly 10,000 Mennonites will take up residence from Tupelo all the way to Memphis as the Church of God in Christ hosts its annual conference at the BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center. The COGIC Church’s general conference takes place every 10 years and attracts Mennonites from all over. […]