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12:36 PM / Friday November 17, 2017

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Call for auditions for the production of ‘Gospel on Broadway’ production of ‘Black Nativity’ for 2017

September 22, 2017

Director/playwright Douglas Rucker and artistic/music director Brian Dandridge are thrilled to announce the 2017 auditions for the “Gospel on Broadway” production of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” opening on December 16th through 22nd, 2017. ROLES: The personnel for this musical drama: 1. A MEDIUM SIZED CHOIR OF 20 TO 25 VOCALISTS WITH EXPERIENCE. 2. NARRATOR 3….

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School District and Housing Authority celebrate opening school in Sharswood

September 22, 2017

HUD Sec. Ben Carson (2nd from left), PHA President & CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, Philadelphia School Supt. William Hite, State Rep. Donna Bullock, and City Council President Darrell Clarke cut the ribbon at grand opening ceremonies for Vaux Big Picture High School. Vaux Big Picture High School is the City’s newest college preparatory school and part…

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What are you saying?

September 15, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs www.diannahobbs.com “I want you to speak only the word of God,” I wrote. “No more negativity.” My response was sent to a precious young woman who recently wrote me an email expressing all the ways her life is falling apart. “I feel like I’m cursed, like God loves everyone else more than…

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Manor College opens ‘Bird Feed’ on-campus Food Pantry

September 8, 2017

On the initiative of the Student Senate at Manor College, a campus food pantry is now ready to serve.   JENKINTOWN, PA — A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that every day, college students across America are struggling with food insecurities.  Last spring, the Manor College Student Senate brought this issue…

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God’s about to surprise you!

September 1, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs WWW.DIANNAHOBBS.COM “Get ready for a Holy Ghost surprise,” said my 82-year-old father on the other end of the phone. He recently called to release a word from God and share what he believed the Lord had placed on his heart. “God’s about to do some unexpected things,” he continued with a smile…

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This time, things will work out

August 24, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs diannahobbs.com The Hobbs children love to reminisce. A while ago, they felt like strolling down memory lane and going over things that happened around 10 years or so ago. “Remember that time Kedar went flying off his bicycle through the air?” they asked. I didn’t recall it right away. But when it…

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Why churches are unfriendly and cliquish

August 18, 2017

By  Joe McKeever From crosswalk.com “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord…

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Stay connected through the trial

August 11, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs www.diannahobbs.com Every time I’ve been in the hospital, my body wracked with pain, doctors have been confused about what to do. But even in my weakness, I knew how to call on the name of Jesus. In the hospital bed, I prayed. Hooked up to an IV with all kinds of drugs…

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The transition is almost over

August 4, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs www.diannahobbs.com When you’re going through a hard time or setback, the enemy tells you that you won’t make it through and you’ll be stuck in that bad predicament forever. It sure looks and feels that way, doesn’t it? Back when my husband Kenya lost his job right after we welcomed our second…

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Gesu School concludes Youngest Scholars summer program

August 4, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Youngest Scholars students work towards their goal of running or walking a 5K on the rooftop track at Gesu School.   After five fun, focused weeks, Gesu School’s annual Youngest Scholars summer program has come to an end. As Philadelphia’s first independent Catholic elementary school, Gesu has led the way in providing innovative…

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By Dianna Hobbs In my most recent YouTube family vlog (I love that you’re subscribing!), as I...

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