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What it means to have a loving father

Sunday, June 20, we celebrated Father's Day, but the sad thing about it is there are a lot of fathers who don't take this title very seriously.

June 28, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Events of Jesus the greatest in history

The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).

June 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Benefits abound for those who choose God's way

Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day! Those words are echoing through the community all morning, accompanied with breakfast in bed (Cheerio's with chocolate milk, burnt toast and hand drawn pictures of adolescent abstract art, rendered by a future Picasso) or, perhaps, with a slender box containing the world's ugliest tie. In an earlier era, when school electives carried a higher value and priority, one might receive the odd handcrafted ceramic ashtray (emphasis on the word "odd").

June 21, 2010 | By Rev. Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


God's blessings can be yours

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).

June 14, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Little these days remains the same

Have you bought your iPad yet? I have to admit that mine still safely resides at a store somewhere. For that matter, I don't even have an iPod yet. How backwards is that?

June 14, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Things, life can fall apart

We moved into our present house around nine years ago. We have a circular driveway that is concrete close to the house but asphalt on both sides as it gets closer to the road coming into our cul-de-sac.

June 14, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Vacation Bible schools a popular tradition

With the advent of summer, many churches in and around Liberty County are having vacation Bible schools.

June 14, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be prepared to be free of pain

A few weeks back, one of our older gentlemen at the church dropped by the church.

June 07, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Need wisdom? Get with God

It really was amazing how it happened. I'm not sure what he did to change. But when I was about 15 years old my dad was not very smart. He had all kinds of beliefs and rules that were old fashioned and foolish. I even got to the point that I prayed that he would get smarter and more up to date. It only took about 10 years, but that is actually what happened. By the time I was 25 he was one of the smartest men I knew. And he had not even gone to school. He just ...

June 07, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Church plans busy summer

While some churches tend to scale back on activities during the summer months, Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has a variety of upcoming events planned.

June 07, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


You can't do it by yourself

Many of us remember the TV commercial about the elderly woman who was alone, fell in her home and "couldn't get up." She found herself in a bad situation. We all remember the woman's cry for help: "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up."

June 07, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


These old paths are worth following

If you have ever hiked through a wooded area you understand, "following the path."

June 01, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Greater love has no one than this

Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." During this Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who have given their lives for us. I know that we, as a nation, have often debated the merits of a particular war. The reasons for conflict have been many and varied.

June 01, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Three parts of the Gospel of Christ

What is the Gospel?

May 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Notre Dame case raises question of who decides if a law restricts religious practice

Nearly a year after the Supreme Court ruled that a privately held corporation can, on religious grounds, refuse to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, the issue of religious exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's mandates may again be headed for the nation's top court.

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


James shares wisdom on gathering things, wealth

A man was a regular diner at a restaurant, and the owner always did his best to please him. One day, the diner complained that he received only one piece of bread with his meal, so the waiter promptly brought him four slices.

May 26, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

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


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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