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Stories by Tamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” Ephesians 2:8...

Published:Saturday | October 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANCHESTER: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” Matthew 24:24 AS DETAILS of bizarre events masked as religious...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” Romans 15:4 NOT ONLY did Pauline and Ambie Myers meet...

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Coleyville, Manchester: “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” Romans 14:19 Just before the pandemic struck, on any given day, the grounds of the Coleyville Seventh-day...

Published:Saturday | September 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 8:39 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

IN WHAT seemed to be the fight of her life to save her daughter’s life, Cherefa Francis said a miracle presented itself at the right time, giving her child another shot at life. “I had reached out to her weeks before out of desperation but did not...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“BEING ABLE to say I helped to create a little life is a big deal for me. My son’s birth and his life are a daily reminder to me that I am a man with responsibilities and I have a responsibility to honour him” These are the words of Romain Smikle...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Imagine having to contend with verbal and physical abuse from your partner to then learn that your child has been sexually abused at a home you thought was best for him or her, then later struggling to come to terms with the cancer diagnosis of...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

THE STORY of Janice Palmer-Randall and her husband, Carl, with raising a child with special needs is one of resilience and unconditional love. “Initially, I was plunged into depression. I couldn’t stop crying because I knew based on my research...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Last week, we met 42-year-old Nickiesha Morgan, who began sharing details about her life of despair in the trenches of street life. This week, she opens up even more and shares how she used her struggles as building blocks to her success. “I had...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

From all indicators, she should have been six feet under, having had to bounce it on the streets after running away from state care to fend for herself, mixing with the wrong crowds and ending up on the wrong side of the law. Forty-two-year-old...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve,...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.” Matthew 18:17 “Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Imagine only being able to lie in one position, having your movement restricted, looking at your responsibilities staring you in the face and not being able to do much, all while enduring excruciating physical pain. This...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Christiana, Manchester: Imagine being told that all the times you were out doing the things you were passionate about, you were possibly minutes away from getting a major heart attack? Well, this is what 22-year-old Jhori-Lee Holness was told...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

CraigHead, Manchester: Quite a popular man he is, not just because he is 102 years old, and works his farm as though he is 16, but because he is the oldest man in the community and a father to all. Egbert Hutchinson has outlived years he never...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Have you ever seen mothers who seem to effortlessly wear the hat of motherhood so well, whose actions are so true to form that you think there are step-by-step guidelines to motherhood that they follow? Kerida Samuda-Jones could easily pass as one...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:23 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: It took one trip to a children’s home with his mother, who was spearheading a charitable drive, for Martin Greaves to come to the full realisation that giving back to the less fortunate had to be a part of his life’s goals....

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Sometimes, it takes an earth-shattering experience for us to cling to the source of all our strength, and that is what happened with theology student, Roosevelt Hudson. Having accepted the message from the tender age of 12...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: After his brother died, Marvin Pryce knew without a doubt that his life of ­womanising, drinking, and partying had to stop. But not even that life-changing experience was able to completely and immediately change his mind...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: “I still remember it as if it were yesterday. My friend and I had spent Grand Market night partying away and enjoying ourselves. At daybreak, I got up and went to get some soap to wash. I passed by his house and he said...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: It was not until placement in grade four at her primary school that Crystal Clarke began learning, and even though her circumstances were never ideal, she used those adversities as building blocks instead of deterrents to...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Manchester: We often hear stories of pastors who used to live contrary to biblical teachings. Those persons may have started out in fields that, when matched with theology, would be like oil and water. Or they simply had not planned to enter the...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

She has been both mother and father to her two boys, and on meagre salaries and odd jobs has made it work so that they could have a much better life than she did. Marlene Dias says that life has never been easy for her, but she is driven by...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:24 AMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: “We are here not because of our goodness. We are here because of God’s goodness: we are here because of His mercies, and had it not been for God’s mercies, all of us would be dead. Satan wants to kill us, but God says, ‘Be...

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