Fear of rejection drives behaviors
Of the many fears that can drive our behavior or cause us to severely limit our behavior, fear of failure is an enormous and debilitating one. It can make us so driven to accomplish and achieve, that we no longer have the time to develop a ...
Second Wind Coffee House serving Norman
Josh Hammell never intended to spend most of his day standing behind an industrial-sized coffee maker. His degree is in communication and religious studies. But sometimes a force bigger than ourselves has a different idea of how we should ...
Bethel Baptist Church to celebrate 50 years Sunday
Bethel Baptist Church of Norman will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sunday. Begun as a mission of First Baptist Church, Southwest Baptist Mission opened its doors June 2, 1963, with a full schedule of services. The mission called its ...
Group delivers in Potato Drop
The McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church’s men’s group participated Nov. 2 in the sixth annual Potato Drop....
Where are the peacemakers?
The 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, chose the papal name of “Francis,” in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. How appropriate for the needs of our times. Throughout his life and ministry, he has already become ...
Educational ministries at St. Stephen’s gets new director
As the new director of educational ministries at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Norman, Erin Floyd began her work already appreciating the church’s approach to Christian education....
Hilltop in Haiti made me humble
I was lucky enough to join a team of 15 to travel to Haiti after the massive earthquake in 2010. We stayed at a compound that was used as a school, an orphanage, a surgical center and a storage area for supplies, and a section was built ...
Echo Church to celebrate second birthday
Members of Echo Church, 1370 N. Interstate Drive, have been busily preparing for its upcoming birthday bash, all while reminiscing over the past two years....
Pastoring, homebuilding come together for First United Methodist Church’s Rob Harris
MOORE — Rob Harris, pastor at Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. in Moore, said he’s only been on the job under six months, but his calling has put him in the right place to combine his pastoring skills with 20 years’ ...
Bus fire brings out sharing spirit
As the father of Norman North band students, I cleared my schedule to travel to Lawton to watch their state competition performance. As I left Norman, one of my daughters called me....
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