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Lent is period for repentance, reflection

The 2012 Lent season began Feb. 22, on Ash Wednesday. Lent is a 40-day period before Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday. During this 40-day period, Sundays are not counted because they commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

February 27, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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


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Woman who devotes life to 'biking for Jesus' still at it at 65

It's hard to put an exact number on how far people must go to meet their goals and how long it'll take, but ...

August 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it

Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name.

August 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


World’s oldest Bible to be on display at British Museum. Here’s a sneak peek

If you’re a fan of ancient artifacts or the Bible, you may want to book a flight to Britain, as the Codex Sinaiticus, the ...

August 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Become a member of the teaching cycle

In 2 Timothy 2:2, I see what I would describe as a teaching cycle, where those being taught turn around and teach others what ...

August 29, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Praising God with our singing

I love to sing. I grew up going to church and singing with my parents.

August 28, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Is there too much faith in college football?

College football is having a crisis of faith. Public schools across the country have long allowed chaplains to access their locker rooms as coaches and ...

August 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Watch children facing spiritual dangers

Being a parent is a seemingly never-ending task. Children require attention all the time. They are worth all the trouble they put a parent though ...

August 27, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This is even more evidence that Jesus may have had a wife

Did Jesus have a wife? It’s a question experts, researchers and believers have debated for years.

August 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


New stock index tracks 'Catholic Values' in investments

While global stock markets continued their gyrations Monday, a new stock index has focused on another type of bottom-line: Catholic values.

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


Religious freedom under fire via 'anti-conversion' laws, experts say

Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.

August 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The new TV show about a 'pastor' that some don’t want you to watch

A new TV show debuted this summer that’s created some controversy among believers and families. It’s called “Impastor” and tells the story of ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


3 things you don't really need from a family who knows

When the Dannemiller family took up an experiment to abandon consumer culture for a year, they missed out on aspects of life many people consider ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Marching band not allowed to perform Christian hymn — crowd sings it anyway

The Brandon High School marching band in Mississippi found itself on the bench for the school’s first football game of the season after a ...

August 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Sunday School with Jimmy Carter draws hundreds

With the sanctuary and overflow room in the small Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, packed, the teacher of Sunday's Gospel lesson taught for ...

August 25, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


Love those who don't love you to gain perspective

The late Rev. B.T. Smith made a comment once that has really stuck with me: "You have to love those who don't love ...

August 24, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackons Columnist | Faith


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