Gossip can be as destructive as flames

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Words can be very destructive. Gossip can be devastating. James compares the tongue to a fire. He says, “Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” (James 3:5) Put another way, gossip spreads like wildfire and is just as destructive. Great lessons can be learned […]

Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

God’s guidance more than billboard on highway

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Today is Jan. 6. The new year is just days old. None of us knows the changes, events and all the new prospects that are before us for 2006. As the chance for a new year and new beginnings, I always decide to do things differently for the upcoming year. […]