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You can hide and buy ground . . .


You can hide and buy ground . . .

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Lord, who shall dwell in Thy tabernacle: or who shall rest upon Thy holy hill? He that sweareth unto his neighbour: and disappointeth him not: though it were on his own hindrance. ( Psalm 15: 1 & 5) On Wednesday, February 13, when I turned my radio to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, I heard a strange but familiar voice that evening. It was none other than Sharon Millington from the famous Afternoon Delight show on the Voice Of Barbados.

She fitted right back into radio after being absent for so many years. She dealt with the topic

Lies. A male caller said he worked on Sundays and after work he, his male friends and his significant other usually attended the cinema. He told his significant other that he could not make it one Sunday because he was working late and took another woman to the cinema.

Everything went well there. The next day his significant other told him where he went, what clothes he was wearing and what clothes the woman wore. His male friends told him that his significant other sat right behind him. I got the laugh of my life and then Millington played Sue Thompson’s Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry.

That man’s story only shows what can happen when a person is dishonest. Barbados is too small to indulge in such behaviour.

There is an old saying: “Honesty is the best policy”. I hope that those who heard that programme and those who read this column will remember another old saying: “You can hide and buy ground, but you can’t hide and work it”.

Ms Millington, may God continue to direct and bless you.

Clifton Hill Harvest Festival

• The annual Harvest Festival of Clifton Hill Moravian Church, Clifton Hill, St Thomas, takes place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The host pastors are Reverend Vera Waithe and Reverend Andrew Roberts. The public is invited.

Moravian meeting

• The Moravian Church Barbados Conference Church Officers/Leaders will meet on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Sharon Moravian Church, Jackson, St Thomas.

The discussion and sharing will focus on the way forward, especially the 32nd Provincial Synod 2019 in Barbados.

March through Bridgetown

• The Moravians in Barbados will take to the streets of Bridgetown and environs with a march, music and celebrations in observance of their witness as a people and a church on Sunday, March 3. The march begins at 3:30 p.m. at Kensington Oval car park and will proceed via Westbury Road and Country Road to Roebuck Street for an evening of Praise And Rally at Calvary Moravian Church.


• It is with regret that we learnt of the death of Olney Croney, who will be buried today at St Augustine’s Anglican Church after a funeral service at 3 p.m. I send my sympathy to her daughter and relatives.

May she rest in Jesus Christ and rise in Glory.

The Moravians will assemble at Kensington Oval car park on March 3 for their march to Calvary

Moravian Church on Roebuck Street. (FP)

by Canon Errington Massiah