At the tender age of 82, Myrtle Caison is still going strong. She is used to to being busy and has not allowed the passing of time to dampen her spirit or hinder her drive.
It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with mounting problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we struggle just to make it through the day.
There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.
"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).
Dr. Luke Rowland has come a long way from being a U.S. soldier to serving as a soldier in God's army.
In today's world, we face many challenges. It's called surviving the storm. When Peter got in his ship and went out into the storm, he knew Jesus was with him. When he saw how violent the wind and rain were and he started to sink, he cried out to Jesus, "Lord, save me." Matthew 14:31 says, "And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, ...
On Wednesday morning, children who attend First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville gathered around the school's flagpole to pray for their community, local leaders and city, state and national government.
It's revival time once again at Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming. The church's revival services started today and will continue through Wednesday. This year's celebration is special because Liberty County native Pastor Joe Eason is the guest evangelist. Born and raised in Liberty County, Eason is the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils. He started at Trinity in 1975 and has been the church's only pastor. Before he moved to Nevils, Eason was the ...
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught his disciples to pray. He said, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive your debtors." (Matthew 6:12).
Members of the Liberty County Community Area Mass Choir are practicing for their upcoming performance at Club Stewart's spiritual fitness luncheon. The singers have been rehearsing every Tuesday at 8 p.m. for the event, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The luncheon is a pre-deployment celebration for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers.
Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a date book full of times and places we need to be.
On Aug. 30, the bright morning sun shone down on the residents of Riceboro as they gathered to witness a historical baptism service. Many arrived early to the First African Baptist Church at the Crossroads in Riceboro.
The Long County Health Department has planned several seasonal flu vaccination clinics. There will be walk-in clinics at the health department, 57 N. Macon St. in Ludowici, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Walk-in clinics don't require an appointment. There will be a drive-through clinic from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at the old First Baptist Church on Highway 84 across from the Ludowici Bank. ...
Local recording artist Donna Jackson performed in concert Sunday evening at the Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming.
Even in these trying times, members of the Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville are still excited and encouraged about what God is doing in their lives and at the church.
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might." - Ephesians 6:10
In Matthew's gospel, we find a story about John the Baptist coming on the scene as a New Testament prophet proclaiming the coming of the Christ. He was baptizing those who wanted to be identified with the new coming kingdom later called Christianity.
We are in the middle of home improvement projects at our house. We have added a new room and are replacing the flooring and painting in others. Right now, the place is a mess.
We continue our thoughts on the poem of Joseph M. Scriven. His poem that later was put to music serves to encourage all who seek to follow God.
Each Nov. 11, we give our men and women of the military a special salute and shout-out.
On His journey through Galilee, Christ tried to prepare the minds of His disciples for the scenes before Him.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.