Rev. Joseph Darby

Rev. Joseph Darby was Senior Pastor of Morris Brown AME Church from 1998 to 2013. He currently serves as the Presiding Elder of the Beaufort District.

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Mid-Week Meditation

Isaiah 40:18-31 Those who tend to be “night owls” like yours truly know that late night TV commercials for “fantastic” new products are often either entertainingly novel or amazingly ridiculous. One of my recent favorites, which notes how hard it is to keep up with the many online “passwords” required by today’s technology, offers a …

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Inauguration 2013

Mid-Week Meditation

1 Corinthians 12:12-30 This week’s Meditation is a day or so late because I just returned from the Inaugural activities for President Barack Obama. I found a common element in his Sunday Worship appearance at Washington’s Metropolitan AME Church; his Monday Swearing-In Ceremony, Parade and Inaugural Ball and in Tuesday morning’s National Day of Prayer …

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Power strip

Mid-Week Meditation

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 The world of technology has changed considerably in my lifetime. My high school offered a course in computer programming, which mainly taught us how to create the “punch cards” that operated the large business computers of the day. My first desktop personal computer, purchased in 1996, had far less storage capacity than …

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Recipe Box

Mid-Week Meditation

Psalm 34:1-10 We’re now blessed to look back on another Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. I celebrated all three holidays by doing something that I thoroughly enjoy doing – cooking. I seldom did more than boil water growing up as a very spoiled “only child,” but I’ve learned through the years that …

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Emancipation Proclamation is still worthy of major celebration

Today — Jan. 1, 2013 — marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. That executive order, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, has been a source of controversy and debate since its issuance. Some people argue that Lincoln was a “reluctant abolitionist” who issued the Proclamation not because of personal conviction but as a matter …

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Mid-Week Meditation

I John 2:1-6 One of my favorite New Year’s Day experiences dates back to 1970, when South Carolina State University’s Garnet and Blue Marching 101 Band performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. That trip was the farthest from home that most of us on the band had ever been and was …

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