1:14 AM / Tuesday November 21, 2017


Enon Gives Back

July 29, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  The Elam family (Rodney, his daughter Shelby and wife Kim) were participants in the Walk/Run.  (Photo courtesy: Arlene Edmonds)   Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church spent last weekend raising funds for those in need.   By Arlene Edmonds Correspondent The Center In The Park and the Wissahickon Boys and Girl Club got a shot…

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Six things we need to stop saying to bereaved parents

July 21, 2017

Joan Markwell knows the gut-wrenching, hollow feeling left behind when a child is taken too early. It’s a feeling that mothers have experienced recently and throughout the last few years after tragic attacks in Orlando, Manchester, London, San Bernardino, Calif., and Charleston, S.C., just to name a few. With every new tragedy, vigil, story on…

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Don’t lose your focus

July 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  On the left, “Rosetta and Christella” by Kaiah Hobbs (9); on the right, “Apple Tart Garden” by Kyla Hobbs (12)   By Dianna Hobbs (From April  2011) “Mom, we’ve got books for you!” Kaiah and Kyla, 9 and 12 respectively, came skipping into my room excitedly clutching original hand-written and illustrated books. The…

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You’re Next In Line

June 29, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs I was wearing my white t-shirt with the word “Healed” emblazoned across the chest in bold, glittery, black letters when I walked into a local Walmart today. I had grabbed a few things quickly, checked out and was hastily marching toward the exit when I heard a woman’s voice call out,…

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God is going to do above & beyond!

June 22, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs I couldn’t figure out why my laptop wasn’t charging the other day. I had it plugged in for hours. I was baffled by the pop-up messages informing me that the battery was “critically low” and my device was about to shut down on me. Me and my technology troubles, I thought. In…

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Gesu School celebrates the graduation of 44 bright minds

June 15, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gesu School Class of 2017 at The Church of the Gesu.  (Photo: Sabina Louise Pierce)   Distinguished alumnus Daryl Shore ’94 highlights momentous occasion as commencement speaker   On  June 7, the Gesu School celebrated the graduation of another accomplished class of students. As Philadelphia’s first independent Catholic elementary school, Gesu serves students…

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Here’s why you’re going through…

June 9, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs Today is recital day, and we’re all pretty excited about it! Our teen daughters Kyla and Kaiah will be performing this evening on stage. This performance marks the culmination of all the hard work these two have been doing over the past nine months, preparing for this moment. Each year, when…

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God is doing this thing HIS way

June 3, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs On Sunday morning, I stood behind the podium and wept. I tried to pull myself together because I was the morning speaker. The congregants were sitting in their seats, prepared to hear the word of God and initially, all I could do was weep. I was overcome with emotion because it was…

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Shift your perspective

May 26, 2017

By Dianna Hobbs I stood in the middle of the floor with my hands on my hips, shaking my head. “Where in the world is it?” I mumbled, surveying the room, pensive and a bit peeved. I was searching for my main laptop — the one I had just used before heading to church to…

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God won’t let you be defeated

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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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