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  • An interview to remember: Louis Zamperini

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    I was saddened to learn of the recent death of  Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete and WWII veteran with an amazing story of endurance and faith. Zamperini died July 3. He was 97.  I had an opportunity to meet Zamperini in 2011 when he was guest speaker at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid. With everything we […]

  • Breakfast was a slice of heaven ... with a little religion on the side

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    I’ve been savoring my Honey Berry Jam (pictured) from St. Gregory’s Abbey for a few weeks and thought I would have some of the jam on my toast for breakfast this morning. The  jam, a blend of fresh blackberries and sweet honey, has made my toast a slice of heaven today. And to think that I found the jam after seeing a […]

  • New Catholic priests are coming to a parish near you ...

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    The five men ordained to the priesthood today in Oklahoma City (see story in Saturday’s Oklahoman) will soon begin serving their parish assignments in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Here’s a look at where they will begin their priestly ministries: The Rev. Christopher Brashears will serve as associate pastor at Christ the King Catholic Church […]

  • Can't get enough blackberries ...

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    In 2000, I was editor of The Oklahoman’s Community (Metro) section and I had a column that I frequently used to share some tidbits of community news. On one of my adventures for a column, I ended up at a farm where blackberries were grown. It called to mind an anecdote my grandmother had told me […]

  • Concert alert

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    There are a bunch of  Christian concerts in the next few months, starting with Sidewalk Prophets (pictured) on Monday, June 23 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Here’s a list of several concerts: Monday, June 23, Sidewalk Prophets, 7 p.m. at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland. Tickets: $10. Information: www.crossingsokc.org. This event is part of the Church of […]

  • LifeChurch.tv's new Britton & Broadway campus opening in July

    Carla Hinton | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Just drove past the site where LifeChurch.tv’s newest metro campus is being constructed and noticed a sign on the building that says it will open in July. I can’t help seeing the new church take shape since it is literally right across the Broadway Extension from The Oklahoman’s offices near the corner of Britton Road […]

  • Women of Faith conference headed to OKC in August

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    There’s a certain point in the summer or fall when people working or visting downtown Oklahoma City start to see huge crowds of women making their way to the Cox Convention Center. The large crowds of women, often wearing colorful T-shirts, converge on downtown for the Women of Faith conference. The popular conference ministry is […]

  • Vacation Bible school listing for the coming week ... and beyond

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    The weekly Vacation Bible school did not get in the print edition of Saturday’s (June 14) paper so I’m sharing it via the blog with the hope that those wondering which churches are offering the traditional summer Bible school events will see it. Vacation Bible schools Bible school events are scheduled as follows. Activities are free unless […]

  • 'Duck Dynasty' Bible headed to book stores this fall

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible” will be released in October, Thomas Nelson publishers announced today. I know that many Oklahomans are interested in the hit reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” so I thought this news might be of interest. Late last year, I received a slew of emails and mail when I asked readers if A&E, […]

  • Still time to see "Where Was God" at the Warren Theatre

    chinton | Updated: Wed, May 28, 2014

    “Where Was God?,” an Oklahoma documentary film, has been extended through Thursday, June 5,  at the Warren Theatre in Moore. The documentary opened at the Warren on May 16. It sold out most of that opening weekend, the film’s producers said. The film explores the role of faith and hope in overcoming life’s storms through […]

  • Are you praying for a Thunder win tonight?

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    Just a few hours before Game 5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs.

  • Watch it: Episcopalians to meet for peace gathering

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Today,  the Episcopal Church USA and the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma said that four plenary sessions at the denomination’s “Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence” conference will be available for live stream viewing.

  • March 30 Today's Prayer

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    O Lord, just as loaves of bread feed our bodies, Your unending grace feeds our souls.

  • "Noah": A movie review

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    I saw “Noah” yesterday, the big-budget movie that folks have been talking about for months.

  • Today's Prayer March 8

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Sat, Mar 8, 2014

    Saturday, March 8 Help us restrain from anger, O Lord; guide us in ways of forgiveness.

  • Today's Prayer March 7

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Friday, March 7 Our problems can affect all aspects of life, but we find comfort and strength in You, dear God.

  • Today's Prayer March 6

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Thursday, March 6 Help us clothe ourselves in compassion for others and not be marked by bitterness or gloom.

  • Today's Prayer March 5

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Wednesday, March 5   Lord, while our bodies will one day return to dust, we pray our souls will shine with You.

  • Today's Prayer March 4

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Tuesday, March 4 Many distractions and temptations cloud our lives, but Your grace is like armor for our souls.

  • Today's Prayer March 3

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    “Who will save me?” We know, dear Lord the answer is found in You.