The holiday season is almost over and we are getting ready to begin a new year. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, attitudes around the world change. People become more caring and loving than at any other time of the year. Churches and organizations give out food baskets and help those who are going through difficult times. However, when the season ends, most folks revert back to their regular routines until the holiday season comes along again. Unfortunately, many people remain in need all year long. Many will still be unemployed. Many will still be homeless. Many will still be struggling and ...
Don't forget to spend time with your children and don't let arguments ruin a good party.
I think one of the nicest things that the local fire departments do to bring in the spirit of Christmas is the annual visit of Santa Claus coming through the neighborhoods.
Everyone loves gifts and during the Christmas season, many of them are exchanged. People will go into debt to buy gifts for their children, families and friends. Often, caught up in the hype of gift-giving, we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day that we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
The members of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church believe year round in the spirit of giving, whether that means providing a meal to a homeless person or putting a shivering child in a jacket.
At this time of year a person gets used to traveling down certain roads and looking for Christmas lights. Some people consistently light up their homes or lawns with these beautiful displays. This year I have noticed that some such displays are missing – my guess is that it could be because of the economy.
When we stop to think of all the things God has given, it really is unbelievable. His generosity toward man is immeasurable.
Last week I asked you to take a Christmas quiz with me. I would not do that to you two weeks in a row. But I will ask you again, how much do you know about this season? And even more, how much do you need to know?
Evangelist Marie Butler of Jesup is not your typical preacher, but she has a wide audience.
I think about the love I have for my wife all the time, especially the feeling I have when I see her smile. The joy that comes over me when I am the source of that smile is overwhelming. Sometimes the hair on the back of my neck stands up when she walks into a room. It is easy to love someone this way, especially when you know that the love is reciprocal. I am sure there are some husbands who can identify with what I am saying.
How much do you know about Christmas? I would like for you to take a Christmas quiz with me today. Are you ready?
We all have ways of doing things. As human beings, created in the image of God and given the ability to make choices, sometimes we disagree. God gives us this license when it comes to earthly things.
The scripture tells us that "it is more blessed to give than to receive."
It is very easy during this time of the year to lose focus on what is important. With the pressure of society, family and friends, sometimes we find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of wants, requests and desires that blur the vision that was so clearly mapped out for us just a few months earlier.
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 first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God … thou shalt have no other gods before me."
In our Bible study, we have been studying a book by Watchman Née entitled, "Spiritual Authority and Submission." Née makes it clear that all authority is from God and we should submit to God's authority.
You’ve doubtless seen the symptomology all around you this week. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself: Eyes glazed over. Fingers trembling. Uncontrolled twitching of facial muscles and limbs. Occasional panic attacks followed by outbursts of joy and/or rage.
"Jesus Loves Me," a song known far and wide, normally is considered a kids' song, but every adult should know and understand it.
One of the favorite sayings about the month of March is, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."
Around 25 years ago, Karen Swallow Prior and her husband, Roy, were walking to their car in a Buffalo, New York, drugstore parking lot when they came upon two men in a heated argument.
There was much to perplex the Greek official presiding over Samer and Eva’s wedding last summer.
Are you on social media? The various methods for communicating today have multiplied - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram and on it goes. And yes, those are all spelled correctly.
There's a song in heavy rotation on the radio these days that goes something like this.
Ending years of contention over religious garb, Germany's constitutional court has ruled in favor of Muslim teachers who want to wear a headcovering in class. Opponents maintain teachers wearing the scarves in class will violate Germany's post-war "neutrality" principles.
One minute seems like a pretty inconsequential amount of time. But, have you ever considered what you can actually do with one minute?
Yasmine had a generous scholarship to study in her hometown of Montréal, where her family migrated from Algeria before she was born and where many of her friends live.
"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." - 2 Timothy 2:3
God gave His Son to die for the sins of mankind (John 3:16), and He gave man the Bible to know how man is to serve Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
There was only one thing I didn’t like about Mom’s corned beef and cabbage.