The new year brings new ideas, visions and goals. Churches look forward with excitement and anticipation to the challenges. Many pastors set new goals that they want to see accomplished during the new year and the years to come.
He is new to Liberty County, and this is his first pastorship, but he is not new to doing God's work.
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." - Psalm 133:1-3 KJV
As this year slowly comes to an end, we'll hear of parties, resolutions and celebrations of a new beginning. "Happy New Year!" will ring throughout the streets as people greet each other with smiles. Churches will have Watch Night services, and many people will watch the countdown broadcast live from Times Square in New York. The occasion has become a common event, and most of us treat it as just another day. But let this year be a time of reflection to see exactly who you are in Christ. One year is a good standard of measurement against which ...
The year 2012 is almost over, and Jan. 1, 2013 is on the horizon.
NEWTOWN, Conn.- Six-year-old Jennifer Waters came to Mass on Dec. 16 at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church with a lot of questions.
JERUSALEM - Worshippers usually leave notes to the Almighty at one of Judaism's holiest sites. But half a billion dollars?
"And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sin." (Matthew 2:21)
The year 2013 marks a historical celebration.
As we move into the Advent Season, we look forward to the joys of Christmas. It certainly is more complicated today than in the time of the wise men from the East carrying gold, frankincense and myrrh.
"Jesus said to him, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.' Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, 'Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!'" - Mark 9:23-24
Pastor Kathleen Ayala is excited about the area and Christ Tabernacle of Faith, the new ministry she has been assigned to launch.
VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, now is trying brevity: spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
"Behold that star! Behold that star up yonder! Behold that star! It is the star of Bethlehem, it is the star of Bethlehem." - from the song "Behold That Star"
The Christmas season has arrived. Every year it seems to come a little earlier than the previous year.
Two-thirds of Earth's surface is water. The human body is made up of between 50 percent to 65 percent water. Without water, we cannot ...
In the New Testament, we read of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16). The rich man told of his pain, he knew Lazarus, he ...
In churches across the country last weekend, religious leaders blessed furry friends alongside people of faith.
Child sex trafficking is a gritty topic, but it's also a lucrative crime impacting more than 2 million children.
A monument of the Ten Commandments was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds Monday night, after judges ruled that the statue violated state and federal ...
Americans' search for the divine is alive and well, although it looks different than it has in the past, according to Diana Butler Bass, a ...
"Awake to righteousness and do not sin, for some do not have the knowledge of God." - 1 Corinthians 15:34
Your religion could help you earn money for college, depending on which religious group you associate with.
In his speech to world leaders at the U.N. last week, Pope Francis made his boldest claim yet about the environment, detailing the earth ...
Through personal experience I have learned that, for the most part, you get what you pay for.
My son is coming to visit this weekend! We talk often, but we live almost four hours apart. When we visit him, or he visits ...
Being a minister of the Gospel of Christ, I have been present when people died.
Pope Francis counseled bishops during his recent tour of the United States to "not pick fights that would turn more people off than they would ...
Mariah Idrissi was skeptical at first about becoming a model for H&M’s latest ad campaign.