79th HofD: Not an upset

The opening paragraph of my post about the last time there was a primary race in this district applies equally here: The primary race between Johnny Joannou and Henry Light Steve Heretick was the one that I followed the closest. The end result was not a surprise. This was no upset, folks. I hinted at … Continue reading 79th HofD: Not an upset

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Remembering Daddy on Father’s Day

Rev. Charles Thomas Paige

While it may have had its origins in wanting a day to commemorate men, Father's Day really was more of a creation of the retail industry. The fact that it wasn't signed into law until 1972 may account for my lack of memory of celebrating it with my own father, who died in 1973. As … Continue reading Remembering Daddy on Father’s Day

One hundred years

Were he alive, today would be my father's 100th birthday. Charles Thomas Paige was born September 25, 1911 in the south part of the Chesapeake district of Elizabeth City County, Virginia, now known as the City of Hampton. He was the first of seven children born to Charles Henry and Ethel Mabel (Webb) Paige. I've … Continue reading One hundred years

The Pulpit Speaks: January 28, 1956

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. “Train up a child the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart.” The most disturbing element of modern society is the behavior of our young people. The … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: January 28, 1956

The Pulpit Speaks: June 21, 1958

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. Whate’er thou art, where’er thy footsteps stray, Heed these wise words: This, too, shall pass away. Oh, jewel sentence from the mine of truth! What riches it contains for age or youth. No … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: June 21, 1958

The Pulpit Speaks: December 6, 1958

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him saying,’Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.’” – Matt. 8:2 A few days ago, I was listening to the conversation of two … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: December 6, 1958

The Pulpit Speaks: February 27, 1960

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. Then said the Lord, “I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people, Israel.” – Amos 7:8 Never in the history of men has there been so much controversy concerning right … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: February 27, 1960

The Pulpit Speaks: April 15-21, 1961

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. “I am the Lord thy God who has brought you out of the land of Egypt and out of the house of bondage.” –Exodus 20:2 Have you ever seen a total wreck? Have … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: April 15-21, 1961

The Pulpit Speaks: April 8-14, 1961

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, He is not here. (Mark 16:6) Sir, if thou hath borne Him hence, tell me where thou hast laid Him and I will take Him away. (John 29:15) … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: April 8-14, 1961

The Pulpit Speaks: April 5, 1958

An article written by my father, the Rev. C. Thomas Paige, as it appeared in the Tri-State Defender on the date shown. Continuing our general theme, “Jesus and Human Behavior,” we find ourselves this week dealing with Jesus and His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As recorded in the 11th chapter of Mark, we find Jesus … Continue reading The Pulpit Speaks: April 5, 1958