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This is a day to enjoy freedom

Many years have passed, but some traditions will never fade. One of the oldest traditions in Liberty County is the annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration.

December 29, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Day Outreach hosting fellowship

It is always a special time when people from different churches come together for unity and fellowship. When these times occur, participants eagerly await the next gathering.

December 23, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Spend more time with 'why'

I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."

December 23, 2008 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Don't forget to thank God

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

December 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Certain measures in uncertain times

What will our actions be in these uncertain times? As all watch the stock market fluctuate wildly, the unemployment rise, and the homes in foreclosure exceed all expectations, does a shiver run up our spines? Liberty County seems to be insulated more than many surrounding communities but we are still vulnerable. Will we do nothing or will we invest in the future with faith?

December 09, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Are we prepared to wait patiently

Patience and preparation are qualities in short supply in America today. We don't wait well! Why should we? We will do almost anything to avoid the wait in lines. Don't we have a right to have it our way and have it now? Immediate gratification is almost an American right.

December 02, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service to unite faithful

It is the season for thanksgiving and helping those in need. The Liberty County community serves as a good example of people reaching out to help those less fortunate.

December 02, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Baptist policy targets women-led churches

ATLANTA -- Georgia Southern Baptists have approved a policy that diminishes the role of churches led by women pastors.

November 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Faith


Wedge issues are all too common

There is a new buzz word in our society today. It is one that comes up both nationally and internationally. It is a word that particularly found its place during the recent election. It is the word, "wedge." It is usually found in the phrase, the wedge issue.

November 25, 2008 | By Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Teaching pastor shares God's word

A teacher by profession, Pastor Darrick Smoke also is a pastor who loves to teach God's word. "I am a teacher whether at school or at church," Smoke said.

November 25, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Some assembly required

Preparation - it can be found throughout scripture. Noah had to prepare for the flood that destroyed Earth's population. Naomi prepared Ruth to impress Boaz and capture his attention. Joseph was placed in charge of the preparations that needed to occur during the seven years of plenty so that the seven years of famine would be survivable. After his conversion, Paul spent about 17 years in preparation for the outpouring of his ministry. Even Jesus went to the wilderness as part of His preparation process. He later went to the garden to prepare for His journey to Golgotha.

November 18, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Church has harvest fest at new site

For the fourth consecutive year, the Fellowship of Love Worship Center Church of God in Christ of Allenhurst had a Community Harvest Fest on Halloween. This year, however, the fest was Friday at the future site of church's new sanctuary in Midway.

November 18, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church offers Halloween alternative

Halloween is fast becoming another big money-making holiday. It is celebrated in this country and in many countries around the world on Oct. 31.

November 11, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church could be a perfect fit

A newcomer to the area, Marianne Hemsley and her family have assimilated quite well. Not only have they found a church, Hemsley also has found a job working in the church.

November 04, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Yes you can make a positive change

Aren't you tired of people telling you that you will never change or you will never do better? Well, I want to tell you today, "You can change." We both know that statement can be used to make positive or negative changes. We are not going to talk negative. We are going to talk about the positive change you can allow God to make in your life.

November 04, 2008 | By Elder Dr. D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


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Articles by Section - Faith


This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio



What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?

March 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?

March 01, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

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


Don’t complain – praise God instead

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.

February 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."

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


4 easy ways to detect lies



Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.

February 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?

February 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Learn to take yourself less seriously — because God does

Funny things happen in churches. People do funny things, and sometimes funny things just happen.

February 24, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Book review: American Girl of the Year 'Grace' shares her adventures in Paris

"GRACE: Girl of the Year," by Mary Casanova, American Girl, $9.99, 200 pages (f) (ages 10 and up)

February 24, 2015 | Faith Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Golden Years are more like several shades of gray

I have always enjoyed getting my hair cut.

February 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Audio Bibles reach those in remote areas of the world who can't read

The audio Bible is often an add-on in a scripture-rich place such as America, where installing a smartphone application is a matter of a few clicks. But for believers in places where even a printed copy of the Bible isn't easily available, the evolving high-tech delivery of audio Bibles has become their first and only exposure to the holy book.

February 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


True beauty in God's sight

Recently, I was sitting at a counter in our kitchen and happened to look up at a bouquet of roses I gave my wife for Valentine's Day.

February 21, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Get your payday through Jesus

I am writing this column on payday. I know that some think we preachers talk too much about money. Some avoid church altogether because of that.

February 20, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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