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Years ago, when I was much more involved with motivational speaking, I often told a story about a farmer facing adversity and how it made him discover some talents and abilities he would have otherwise never found in himself.

Below is an excerpt from my first book “Prophetic Writings; Secrets from My Prayer Closet.” I pray these ‘words from above’ will comfort you today.

How many times has worrying solved issues in life? If worrying solved problems, then worry until they are all gone. Unfortunately, worrying does not help; it only creates more negative energy around the circumstance. To diminish worry, try pondering a few questions. Is this a tem-porary issu…

We’re now well into what’s known as “Tax Season.” If your income in 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, your tax return will reflect it.

In biblical times, a long coat or robe was the demarcation of class. Their symbolic meaning, beauty, and pageantry are revealed in verses throughout the Bible. Some robes are worn for only a season, while others are worn for a lifetime. If God presented a garment rack of assorted robes, whic…

It’s truly difficult to wake up one day and realize that you’ve sat in the seat of judgment towards another. It’s tough to discover that your actions mirror the same behavior you once criticized others for. It can feel as if God lifted the lid off of sin and allowed you to look in the pot. U…

“Lord, draw us closer to You individually, to each other, and as a nation in this New Year! Let us remember that You are the beginning and the end! You started this world, and You will have the final say. You will end it in the timing that only You know. You will finish it in victory for You…

Two Catholic High of Pointe Coupee seniors were named to the 2020 All-Metro Volleyball Team, according to their coach.

As the years go by, I’m always trying to become a better version of my former self. One of the ways I do this is by reading daily reflections written by people who are in tune with their spirituality. After considering their pious insight, I then journal my own thoughts based on what is goin…

“I believe churches are meant for praising God. But so are 2am car rides, showers, coffee shops, the gym, conversations with friends, strangers, etc. Don’t let a building confine your faith because we will never change the world by just going to church to be the church.” –anonymous.

We’re nearing the end of 2020, and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year.

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John 8:31-32 says, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

Diabetes is associated with severe morbidity and premature death, according to Fonda McKneely, RN liaison with Pointe Coupee Homebound Health.

Pointe Coupee General Hospital Staff recently provided Basic Life Support (BLS) education and training in the parish. The BLS Classes were held for the faculty and staff of Catholic of Pointe Coupee, Valverda Elementary and False River Academy. Faculty from other parish schools were also in …

Diabetes is associated with severe morbidity and premature death. The disease increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye and skin complications.

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Stay strong My child.

When I served as justice of the peace, it was not uncommon to receive a phone call in the wee hours of the night requesting my presence at the police station to sign an arrest warrant.

As Christians, where do we go once the voting booths close and the ballots are tallied? What shall we do after the winner is announced and the 2020 election infection is finally over?

The upcoming election is, of course, big news. There’s more than one way to look at it. As a citizen and voter, you have your own preferences about the issues and the candidates. As an investor, should you be rooting for any particular outcome?

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Jesus, as my heart searches for You in the stillness of the night, and in the break of the morning dew, will You remember me? When I reach out to the hurting and the unloved, do You see me, will You remember me? When my soul helps a friend in pain, do You look upon me, will You remember me?

It’s that time of year again, where, if you work for a medium to large employer, you’ve got some decisions to make because it’s open enrollment time. Of course, depending on your situation, you may have been working remotely for a while, but, even so, you will likely have the opportunity to …

How many times have you heard ‘wash your hands’ or ‘clean your room’? As physical cleanliness washes away germs from the physical body, divine cleanliness washes away roots of bitterness from the spiritual body.

Today’s retirees, and those of tomorrow, have had a sense of purpose their entire lives – and they don’t intend to give it up just because they’ll no longer be working full time.

Did you know science has proof the words we speak can create? The scientific development of two simple devices makes sound waves visible and the human voice visible. This exciting discovery proves God’s spoken word does create!

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How long have you been separated from a loved one or a friend?  

The investment world contains different types of risk. Stocks or stock-based mutual funds could lose value during periods of market volatility.

GOD APPROVES YOU – “I will never refuse anyone who comes to Me” (John 6:37).

In a natural progression of human growth, an infant begins life by drinking milk.  As the body grows, then solid food is introduced.  If solid food is well tolerated, then meat is presented.  Our spiritual growth is similar, as 1 Peter 2:2 explains, “like newborn babies,” we “crave pure spir…

Strolling near the ocean can feel like love is in the air.  It may not be love floating in the air, but science has proven that something special in its mist.  Ocean waves generate negative ions. Tens of thousands of these tiny particles naturally flow into the air and intertwine with the se…

As an investor, you’ll always need to deal with risk of some kind. How can you manage the risk that’s been made clear by the recent volatility in the financial markets?

In 1893 Katharine Lee Bates wrote the famous song, “America the Beautiful.”  The lyrics reflect her great appreciation and love for the United States of America. Her words revealed gratitude for the extraordinary beauty and blessings our nation offers each citizen. Her poetic writing is call…

I draw you together under My canopy of Lights. Beneath My parasol, I brand you with a signet to seal your heart onto Mine, and protect from this world. I grace your face with tranquil showers that rain from Heaven. I bless you with gifts. I empower you with service to love all mankind. Lift …

Announcement from Rev. A.J. Haynes, Sr. Pastor

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The fear of spreading Covid-19 caused the United States and the entire world to shut down.  In many American homes, before the virus struck, busyness had become a distraction to intimacy.  

Are you acting like a chicken? Are you getting a little “clucky” with the ones you’ve been sequestered with for the last few weeks?  President Trump announced that social distancing will end on April 29th, 2020, and it can’t come soon enough!  

We were chosen for such a time as this- to live in this world, in this century, on this day, and at this very hour.  God chose us, and, obviously, we gladly accepted His offer.  So, here we are, in this epoch, living in the divine disruption.  The world is holding its breath for what might c…

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