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In times of trouble, what’s your choice?

Steve Holston Special to the EDN With the recent terror attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and the downing of a Russian Jetliner in the news recently, people are understandably concerned and even fearful about the growing threat of terrorism in our world today. While legitimate governments around the world are doing what they can to deal […]

Ennis Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 22; Attenders asked to bring canned food items

Sunday, Nov. 22, four prior to Thanksgiving, the annual Ennis Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Refiner’s Fire church on West Ennis Avenue. According to Darrell Nelson, pastor at Faith Assembly of God, the Ennis Christian Ministers Association (ECMA) of Ennis is sponsoring the service. It will begin at 6 p.m.   See […]

Opportunities Not Obstacles…

By Jonathan Lowe Special to The EDN We all have a desire to be great. Whether academically, athletically, financially, socially, etc… there is something in us to become the best we can be. Some may want to be the best parent, student, or even the best person they can be, but being the best and […]

Remembering Robby Robinson

By Bob Uzzel Special to The EDN During the 2011 Texas Shrine Gala Day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dallas, I had the pleasure of meeting Chief Master Sergeant William D. “Robby” Robinson, United States Air Force, Retired, who was a Noble of Moussa Temple #106, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of […]

Most Valuable Tool for Life

By Glen Hejny Most of us have two or more bibles in our homes, maybe different translations, sitting on a coffee table, by our beds or maybe on a bookshelf. This is the most valuable tool we really have for our lives. See the devotional in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Jesus laughed!

By Steve Dygert “Jesus wept,” is the shortest verse of the Bible, but wouldn’t it be great if Jesus was known as much as much for his laughter as for his sadness? Don’t you think Jesus’ laughter would be one of his strongest influences on us? I do, but the Bible is a little hazy […]

Don’t make decisions – get instructions

By Buck Marshall We all make decisions big and small.  We pride ourselves on our ability to decide, how quickly we can decide and even derive worth based on the accuracy of our decisions.  Phrases such as, “You decide” and “Decide now” seem to emphasize the priority of ourselves and timeliness in decision making.  But, […]

Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Million Man March


By Rev. Bob Uzzel Between 1974 and 1976, I was in graduate school at Baylor University, deeply involved in research for my Master of Arts thesis entitled “The Nation of Islam: Belief and Practice in Light of the American Constitutional Principle of Religious Liberty.” The founder of the Nation of Islam was a mystery man […]

MTC launches free classes, new radio

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More Than Conquerors School of Theology, located on South Clay Street in Ennis, has announced a fall line-up of free courses for area adults. In 2012 Dr. J. David Ford purchased the former Claystone Health Care Center and has turned the facility into a hub of Christian education. Starting next week MTC will offer three […]

Bro. Paul Gauntt Pastor at First Baptist Church Palmer

First Baptist Church of Palmer is pleased to announce that Bro. Paul Gauntt has accepted the position as pastor. Bro. Paul preached his first sermon as pastor on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Bro. Paul Gauntt Pastor at First Baptist Church Palmer

Do you still believe in miracles?

Do you still believe in miracles, or did you ever believe at all? We have all had our doubts about whether miracles really occur or ever did happen at all. But if you are a true believer then you probably do believe or always believed. Well I’m 59 years old and I always thought that […]

Be The Church: Avenue takes on hefty county community service project

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The Avenue Church is new to town, and they’re offering a fresh new look at how church is done. “It’s something that started around four years ago for us,” local Avenue campus pastor Zach Wright said in an interview Thursday. “We were finding some more ways we could be serving in our community, and we […]

What is Truth?

And Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” Pilate, the authority for Caesar in Palestine, was face to face with the prisoner Jesus of Nazareth: the person and his fate. In the moment, Jesus referred to himself in grand terms: “My kingdom is not of this world. “ “You have no authority over me to […]

Jesus did all that for Me?

In our society today there is much that vies for our attention, even for our allegiance and worship. Paul’s prayer for the Colossian Church is applicable for us today. “We have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom […]

What a little movie can do

wFUMC Movie Night On Saturday, August 22, some 65 people enjoyed a popular  football film at First United Methodist Church's Movie Night at the Park at  Ennis Veterans Memorial Park

Last weekend’s Movie Night at the Park, hosted by First United Methodist Church’s Word Class at Ennis Veterans Park, was a hit, drawing more than 60 members and guests for what is planned as an annual event, raising funds for FUMC youth group activities. On Saturday, young and old alike watched Sony Pictures’ When the […]

Ennis First United Methodist hosting movie night

Many of the back-to-school events going on are just grim reminders to school children that their summers are nearing an end. But First United Methodist Church is looking to help some of those students with their back-to-school blues by throwing one last summer event on Aug. 22 at Veteran’s Memorial Park in an effort to […]

Anthony Drive Baptist turns 60

On Sunday, Aug. 9, Anthony Drive Baptist Church will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Sunday morning worship service will begin at 10:50 a.m. with Bro. Matt Walker bringing the message. Following the worship service, a luncheon will be served. All are invited to celebrate the occasion with the church.

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

Avenue Church expands to Ennis

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The Avenue Church, based in Waxahachie, has announced they are expanding with a new campus in Ennis. They have signed a long-term lease with Infinity Properties, who own Madison Hall, located at 906 S. Kaufman St. According to Kory Henry, who, along with his wife Belinda purchased the facility in 2004 when it was Confetti’s […]

Why we come to the altar

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St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church invites young men as they enter high school to discern whether the Lord is calling them to serve at His altar. After volunteering with support from their parents, they enter a training period. They are then scheduled to serve one of the four Masses celebrated each weekend at St. John […]

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