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Struggles with faith common this time of year

Last week, we observed Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent in the Christian calendar. It occurs 46 days before Easter each year and derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of believers as a sign of repentance to God, according to www.stbarnabaschelsea.org. The ashes used to mark the sign of the cross on each worshipper's forehead commonly are gathered after the burning of the previous year's palm branches from Palm Sunday. Those receiving the sign of the cross are encouraged to wear it until it wears off as ...

February 27, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Getting back to our mission

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to receive a substantial inheritance?

February 21, 2012 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Live, laugh and love after Valentine's Day

Last week, sweethearts around the nation celebrated the most romantic of holidays - Valentine's Day. The origin of St. Valentine's Day is uncertain. It's been said that it was named after a Roman Empire-era priest named Valentine, who supposedly defied the emperor's orders to outlaw marriage so more soldiers could enlist in the Roman army. The emperor supposedly believed married men made poor soldiers, according to www.linguatics.com.

February 21, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Identify yourself as a believer

My wife and I took a short trip to the state of Maine early last summer. We didn't prepare ourselves for the cool evenings with the clothing we packed. So the second day we were there, we went to the store and bought a couple of jackets with the state name and emblem on them.

February 20, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Practice God's love toward all

Well, Valentine's Day has come and gone. Am I writing those words a week too late for you, guys? Should I have warned you last week? Are you deep in the dog house? Or did you come through with flying colors?

February 20, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow God's word as it is given

God's word must be presented as he has delivered it to man - without change.

February 20, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Book focuses on church relationships

There is a new author in town who says it is time to stop your church's revolving door.

February 20, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be open to God's will

The gospel is to be preached to the entire world.

February 14, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Will you wear a crown through gospels?

The gospel is to be preached to the entire world.

February 14, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God doesn't show favoritism

I was reading in the book of Romans recently and came across a simple statement which says, "For God does not show favoritism."

February 14, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Learning from the past

It has been said that if we don't learn from our past, we are bound to repeat it.

February 13, 2012 | By Pastor Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Special assignment for a special man

Sometimes the simple things in life can brighten a person's day.

February 13, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Retirement: Baby boomers in crisis

Many people in Liberty County and the surrounding coastal area remember the "good old days" - times when life seemed easier and families seemed closer.

February 13, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Surrender your life to His control

In Psalm 13, David says, "I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me." Have you ever asked yourself this question, "How has God been good to me?"

February 07, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has already prepared our way

The mystery of salvation has been revealed to man.

February 07, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Religious tolerance in the U.A.E.

As the second Catholic church opens in Abu Dhabi, leaders of the United Arab Emirates are being praise for their religious tolerance.

August 03, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Don't be complacent with this world

Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or ...

August 01, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Have faith to let go, let God lead

We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.

July 31, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a ...

July 31, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts ...

July 31, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


God has given one word for all men -- his word

It has been said that with so many people in the world today, there must be many beliefs so all can follow God. That statement ...

July 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a ...

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Hospitals, care centers employ laughter as treatment for health problems

Laughter is a bright part of any day, and now hospitals and health organizations are making efforts to incorporate it into their patients' care for ...

July 28, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Unveil and deliver truths of the Bible

One of my favorite movies is "The Book of Eli." In the movie, Denzel Washington portrays a lone, nomad warrior in a post-apocalyptic world who ...

July 27, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Sr. Columnist | Faith


New film profiles little-known Jewish philanthropist who built African-American schools



Although credited with establishing Sears, Roebuck & Company as a leading American retailer, Julius Rosenwald's name has largely been unremembered in the decades since he ...

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Childhood pretend play connected to religious switching, study finds

A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels ...

July 27, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Cosmic humility: The spiritual side effects of viewing Earth from outer space

Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said ...

July 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do contraceptive rules make religious groups 'complicit in evil?'

Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in ...

July 27, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Evangelicals and Muslims together denounce Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts ...

July 26, 2015 | Sara Weissman Deseret News | Faith


Improve others' perception of us

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor whom I hadn't spoken to for a while. I asked her if she had been ...

July 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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