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Stories by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Rural female farmers have always been a strong part of the backbone of Jamaica’s development, particularly in agriculture and food security for the country. Although rarely supported, acknowledged or celebrated, they remain optimistic while...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“At first I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong And I grew strong And I learned how to get along” – I Will Survive, Gloria...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Friends and colleagues of Father Larius Lewis are still numb with shock, trying to make sense of the murder of someone who served the Church, community and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with. Lewis’ nude lifeless body was...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.” – John H. Sammis In an article published in THE STAR on August 7, it was reported that an outbreak of the coronavirus in two Clarendon communities had been...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:31 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The world is black The world is white It turns by day and then by night A child is black A child is white Together they grow to see the light To see the light – Three Dog Night, Black and White It is a mystery for many how some...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“He makes no excuses He shows no fear He just closes his eyes and listens to the cheers” – I Am The Greatest, Kenny Rogers Since early March when the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) forced the lockdown of schools, thus curtailing...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 12:51 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Somebody cries in the middle Of the night The neighbours hear, but they turn Out the lights A fragile soul caught in the hands Of fate When morning comes It’ll be too late - Concrete Angel, Martina McBride Sexual abuse is...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

‘Cause baby I’m tired, I’m tired of the fight I’m tired of the lonely days and the dark endless nights It’s taken some time ‘cause I didn’t know if I could ever let you go You helped me figure it out, I’m better off alone Oh, I’m better...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“Even in the road blocks (yeah) Even through the rough spots When you’re feeling you’ve given all that you’ve got I’m with you in the next step Giving you in the next breath I’ll be the voice saying ‘You’re gonna make it’.” – Good Fight, Unspoken...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“Thank God for the preacher who told me of Jesus For I’d be a beggar if not for His grace Lord, help me show others Your love and Your mercy Make my life a witness to others I pray.” – Thank God For the Preacher by Mike Bowling A June 23...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body, I do not know – God knows. And I know that this man – whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:09 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For the many persons who have had to deal with one (or more) of their family members contracting the dreaded coronavirus, it can be a trying time for them, and it doesn’t help that some Jamaicans are paranoid and want to harm those who have been...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Today, Father’s Day, Basil Rowe can look back and thank God for all the sacrifices he made in single-handedly caring for his daughter, Abigail. With Abigail completing her university education and working with the Government, Rowe took the time to...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“In that greatness of morning Fair thee well, fair thee well. In that greatness of morning Fair thee well, fair thee well.” – Ride On King Jesus, Traditional Negro Spiritual The COVID-19 pandemic which is sweeping the world and causing...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Stay in the fight ‘til the final round You’re not going under ‘Cause God is holding you right now You might be down for a moment Feeling like it’s hopeless That’s when he reminds you That you’re an overcomer Overcomer, Mandisa The...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:21 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“Keep walking beside us every night, every day And giving us courage for the fray, Lord. We need You to guide every step of the way, Don’t forsake us [not], O Lord we pray.” – In Your Hands, Rev Allan F. Kirton The novel coronavirus (...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In the eye of the storm, You remain in control In the middle of the war, You guard my soul You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn Your love surrounds me In the eye of the storm - Ryan Stephenson, Eye of the Storm It is...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

I can feel the drum of your heartbeat, Calling us to be your hands and feet. We’re rising up with courage in our hearts, To carry out your love to the hardest and the dark. – Take Courage, Lindy Conant Last week Sunday, a bishop had...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Why, why you wanna make me cry? You don’t even know who I am. If you gave me half a chance, We just might have been friends. – Hey Bully, Morgan Frazier Standing up to bullies is a daunting task for most children in school, particularly...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

No more crying, no more complaining, I believe Your Word is true. Lord, You promised never to leave me lonely, So this is what I’m going to do. – I Will Trust in You LordAnthony Brown and Group TherAPy Even the most ardent Christian will...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Today, Beverly Walters is living her best life as a Christian life coach and motivational speaker. She has come a long way from the troubled, abused child who grew up navigating her way around many roadblocks. Thanks to life coach Crystal Daye,...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Through the years I’ve never been afraid I’ve loved the life we’ve made And I’m so glad I’ve stayed Right here with you Through the years – Kenny Rogers, Through The Years St Paul in 2 Corinthians 6:14 advises Christians not to be unequally yoked...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Last June, the Rev Karen Georgia Thompson was elected to serve as the associate general minister (AGM) for wider church ministries for the United Church of Christ (UCC), making her one of three elected officers in the denomination. It also makes...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

So hold on to me tight Hold on to me tonight We are stronger here together Than we could ever be alone So hold on to me Don’t you ever let me go – Michael Buble, Hold On The Bible encourages wives to be submissive to their husbands...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 12:11 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Ok sister; You have a Jezebel spirit within you You have a spirit of grief You have a spirit of destruction. Jezebel, Spirit of destruction, Spirit of grief, David Byrne, Brian Eno – The Jezebel Spirit Many churches are...

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