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Day of Prayer event set for Thursday

The shelter at Lion's Park will house the National Day of Prayer event in Ennis Thursday evening.

By Mark Warde In conjunction with the National Day of Prayer, citizens and churches from Ennis will meet to pray at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park. The public is invited to attend. “We welcome the public,” said Darrell Nelson, who helps coordinate the event. “Residents are encouraged to attend and to participate.” The large, […]

From trash to treasure… Couple finds renewal in recycling

Jimmie and Betty Oates

If the best things in life are free, Jimmie Oates is a very gracious man. Along with his wife, Betty, they have turned free into profit and profit into free. The couple is from Ennis; Jimmie, 82, and Betty, 39, or least when she stopped counting. He was a printer for 30 years on an […]

The Battle is the Lord’s!

Consider the people throughout history who have been victorious, in spite of being outnumbered. Noah was in the minority during the time he was building the ark, but he was victorious. When Joseph was sold into Egypt by his brothers, he was outnumbered, but he was able to overcome the obstacles. When Gideon and his […]

IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY FRIEND JIM TEMPLIN

by Rev. Bob Uzzel On Saturday February 27, I attended the Celebration of Life for my friend Jim Templin at J. E. Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis. James Charles “Jim” Templin was born in Ennis on March 15, 1939 to Lee and Mabel Keith Templin. He graduated from Ennis High School and the University of […]

A glimpse of Easter to come

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of our Lenten Season, following the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. There are a total of five Sundays of Lent followed by Palm/Passion Sunday which begins Holy Week and Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, with the people singing Hosanna and waving palm branches. This Fourth Sunday of Lent […]

Our Pilgrimage To Desoto Parish, Louisiana

by Rev. Bob Uzzel On Sunday February 21, my wife Debra and I traveled Highway 84 from her hometown of Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas to Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. According to the book “Images of America: DeSoto Parish” by Dr. Emilia Gay Griffith Means (with whom I have talked by telephone and exchanged a number […]

Sharing Hope!

  We are in the middle of Lent – the 40 day celebration of His suffering on the cross. Isn’t it interesting that we celebrate suffering? But are we really celebrating the pain Jesus suffered – or something different? I think we are celebrating hope! What does this celebration mean? As I was reading and […]

Attitude sets the Altitude

Many of us listen to Christian radio or Christian music because we feel it helps us stay focused in walking with the Lord or staying positive for the challenges of each day. I must agree the saying “junk in, junk out / good things in, good things out” does hold truth of how we are […]

Covering your family and friends in prayer

Covering your family and friends in prayer By Darrell Neal Special to the EDN In this day and time it has become hard to live as a Christian, as an American, and as an individual. Every day you have to be aware of all your surroundings because of the crime that is going on in […]

1966 REVISITED

1966 REVISITED by Rev. Bob Uzzel It has been 50 years since 1966. Here are some of the highlights of that year. On January 10, the Georgia House of Representatives refused to seat civil rights activist Julian Bond. On January 11, a conference on Rhodesia began in Lagos, Nigeria. On January 13, Robert C. Weaver […]

Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival!

Dear Readers, Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival! (Now I am really out on a linguistic limb!) Fetter Dienstag! ‘Tlusty Uter! It comes every year and comes big to the ole’ Big Easy in New Orleans. The event comes from way back in time. The Pagan Romans, there is record from the second century, of a […]

God Needs You

Have you ever considered that God not only wants you in His family; God needs you. God has a purpose and a mission for your life that only you can accomplish. You have been created for a specific reason and God wants to use you to bring his Kingdom on the Earth. Are you willing […]

Downtown church buys bank building

w-DRFC building

Mark Warde [email protected] Damascus Road Fellowship Church recently purchased the building on the corner of North Dallas Street and West Ennis Avenue known as the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Built in 1918, it has stood as a historical icon for nearly a century. Bramlet Beard, who had personally owned the approximately 12,000 square foot […]

Jesus Can Make Your Life Complete

Darrell Nelson Special to the EDN As we start the New Year, it is a great opportunity to do a self-evaluation and revisit our personal and family goals. What are some things you would like to see happen this year, what are some things that must change? Through the wisdom and instruction of Scripture and […]

Jesus Can Make Your Life Complete

As we start the New Year, it is a great opportunity to do a self-evaluation and revisit our personal and family goals. What are some things you would like to see happen this year, what are some things that must change? Through the wisdom and instruction of Scripture and the lives of biblical characters, we […]

A.C.T.S. of the Church seminar/workshop in Ennis Jan. 15-16

A.C.T.S. of the Church seminar/workshop in Ennis Jan. 15-16 The Rev. Daniel D. Schreck, former staff member of a prominent church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will conduct an assimilation seminar/workshop entitled: “The A.C.T.S. of the Church” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16, at Grace Lutheran Church, at 2402 W Ennis Ave, Ennis, TX 75119. The […]

THE GREAT CHRIST COMET

THE GREAT CHRIST COMET By Rev. Bob Uzzel I read Terry Mattingly’s article “The Case for a Great Comet over Bethlehem” in the December 20 issue of “The Ennis Daily News.” This article inspired me to order a copy of Colin Nicholl’s new book “The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem.” The […]

Santa Meets God in New Hope Church program

w-The annual Christmas Celebration at New Hope Church, now  in its eighth year, merges the real meaning of the holiday with the  tradition of Santa Claus. Photo by Opaque Visuals.

Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Offering nostalgia with a modern message, New Hope Church has touched and inspired the community since 2007 with its Broadway-style “Christmas Celebration.” This year’s installment of the program didn’t disappoint, again merging the story of the birth of Jesus with sleigh-loads of music and holiday cheer. Buck Marshall, pastor of New […]

“God gave so many gifts in One”

What a special time Christmas is. You only have to turn on the TV, drive down the street or go to the store; you see signs of Christmas pretty much everywhere. Christmas has become a season of busyness, full calendars, shopping, wrapping, eating and celebrating, but I believe what makes it special is because people […]

Reminders to faithful about who they are

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on Park Street, is a church that marks time with a calendar. Who doesn’t, right? Our “sacred” calendar marks time similar with the “profane,” or secular, calendar but also deviates from it. What do I mean? The first day of the sacred calendar is the first Sunday of Advent, right about […]

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