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Putting things into proper perspective

This summer my wife and I went on a vacation that included traveling around 2,500 miles.

August 23, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


New Ludowici pastor ministers to all

Excitement is in the air at Ludowici Church of God. Friends and congregants are grateful for their new pastor, the Rev. David A. Holton.

August 23, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Forgiveness improves lives

Over the years, I have encountered many who walk around with unforgiving hearts. In fact, you would be surprised at the number of people who harbor ill feelings toward others and refuse to extend forgiveness. There are family members, friends, coworkers and even Christian brothers and sisters who avoid speaking to one another for years because of a silly incident.

August 23, 2010 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Missionary reaches out to world's children

Global missionary Johanna Long is visiting First Baptist Church in Hinesville this weekend and she said she's excited to share stories of her international adventures and work with the children of Central Africa.

August 23, 2010 | By John Scherer Special to the Courier | Faith


Make the commitment to live for the ones you love

Well, school is fully in session again. It's hard to believe, isn't it? The buses are running, the teachers and students are excited, and "the three R's" are being taught and learned at a record pace.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's word is necessary for spiritual growth

The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).

August 16, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor busy fishing for souls

Earl D. Williams, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway, loves to fish, but seldom has the time to enjoy his hobby. He said he's too busy fishing for souls.

August 16, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church, where are you?

Growing up in church has given me a unique perspective on walking the Christian walk. I've had opportunities to share the room with gifted men and women of God. Generally, as pastors and parishioners, we're able to quote scripture dealing with the "fruits of the spirit" - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, etc. However, we all know that quoting scripture and actually practicing what you preach are two separate things.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Men should learn to trust in God

The prophet Isaiah was sent to the people of Israel to try and get them to turn back to God, putting all their trust in Him.

August 09, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christians are ambassadors of God's hope

In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are told to "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be part of what the Lord is doing

Okay, I have to admit it. I love baseball. I know that many in the younger generation are bored by the game. But I find it fascinating.

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Church celebrates ministries for a week

During the week of Aug. 9-14, First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville will celebrate its ministry anniversaries at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Victor Couzens Sr., of the Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati, will speak Monday through Friday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, the Rev. William Miller, of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Glennville, will speak.

August 09, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Balance life's ups and downs

Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a calendar full of appointments and events. But we must slow down and thank God for letting us live one day at a time. We won't live forever, so it's important to be grateful for every hour and every day.

August 09, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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A place where Jesus actually stood

Holy Week is upon us, and that means the sheep of the Good Shepherd are flocking to Jerusalem once again.

March 29, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.

March 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This 10-year-old plays the trumpet. And he was born without arms



Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.

March 29, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Would you help this child? What happens next will have you in tears



If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?

March 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Heaven (visitation stories) can wait, Christian bookstore chain says

Heaven, apparently, can wait, a chain of Southern Baptist-owned bookstores says.

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


The door is open, but why won't this dog come inside?



Have you ever walked into what you thought was an open door, but it was really a closed screen door or a really clean glass door?

March 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


First degree: How America recovered from a murder epidemic

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment: "Thou shalt not kill."

March 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Faith


OMG: Is profanity losing its punch?

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord the God in vain."

March 24, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The surprising reason you're not achieving your goals



Do you have a goal or dream that isn't going anywhere? What is keeping you from achieving it?

March 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Kara Tippetts, Christian who blogged against assisted suicide, succumbs to cancer

Kara Tippetts, the Christian blogger and author who begged fellow cancer sufferer Brittany Maynard not to take her own life but let death take its course, died Sunday from breast cancer. She was 38 years old, a pastor's wife and mother of four.

March 23, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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