FIRST-PERSON: Lighthouses of hope
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--Daily phone calls from those hurting with drug problems and their significant others are constant reminders of America’s serious drug abuse tragedy that seems determined never to go away. But take hope, dear friends. Jesus is still healing people!
FIRST-PERSON: More about tough love
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--The column we wrote on “Tough Love Works” in June evoked so much response from readers that we have decided to discuss this issue further.
FIRST-PERSON: ‘Reefer Madness’
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--Often, we are asked for our opinions about marijuana. At times, these solicitations come from individuals seeking validation for their use of the drug. Unfortunately, there are many in our society who view “pot” as benign. But our own tragic experiences and a mountain of research indicate otherwise.
FIRST-PERSON: A few steps ahead of the crowd
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--Hundreds of church members and friends joined family members as they crowded into First Baptist Church of Creedmoor, N.C., while others stood outside to celebrate the life of Pastor Don Brown on Aug. 12. The unashamed tears shed throughout the service by many mourners attested to the enormous grief at his sudden home-going.
FIRST-PERSON: Stimulated toward death
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--For more than 50 years, stimulants have maintained a considerable measure of popularity, whether available through legal channels or obtained from illegal sources.
FIRST-PERSON: Redeeming a prodigal
DURHAM, N.C. (BP)--After speaking in a church in North Carolina recently, we were invited to the pastor's home for fellowship and a home-cooked meal.