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Evidence of a changed life

The other day my wife came running to me from outside the house and wanted me to hear some birds in the trees talking to one another – that is, in bird talk.

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


Plead guilty, ask for mercy; it's only option

What an embarrassing moment it was. I took my test to the professor and said, "Dr. B, I'm sorry, but I can't read the note you wrote me. What does it say?"

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


It is possible to make a difference in world

Our influence is something that cannot be overestimated. Christians are to go into the world and teach individuals about the Lord.

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


Ministries must touch lives

While visiting someone in Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, I walked into the lobby and saw a woman sitting alone, crying. My first thought was to keep going, but, out of compassion and concern, I introduced myself and asked the woman whether I could be of help.

September 20, 2010 | By Bishop Julian Jones Columnist | Faith


Pastor aspires to teach others

Pastor Moses Blackmon didn't move to Georgia because he had been selected to pastor a new church. A native of Troy, Ala., Blackmon moved to Miami at the age of 3. In 2006, he relocated to Liberty County. "My daughter's husband was in the military and we moved to Georgia," he said.

September 20, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We may as well learn to get along

It was nine years ago this morning. I don't have to offer any further explanation do I?

September 13, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Obey God's word while time is on your side

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at why everyone will not be saved, even though God desires it to happen. As we have seen the Bible shows that man has a part in his salvation.

September 13, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Make the decision, reap the benefits

When most people go to their mailbox or P.O. box, they start to immediately go through the mail deciding what pieces are worthy of keeping.

September 13, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How to rejoice in suffering

One of the least-popular requirements of Christianity is the act of suffering. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Ch.1:29, the Apostle Paul puts it very plainly, "For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake."

September 13, 2010 | By Rev. Richie Williams Columnist | Faith


Treat grandparents well always

Sunday, grandparents everywhere were given the seat of honor. Many of them will tell you without hesitation they deserve it.

September 13, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Part 3: God wants everyone saved; won't force them

God wants everyone to be saved, but He will not force us to obey him. It is up to man to make the decision as to whether or not he will follow God's word.

September 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This word is for you: Listening

How many times do we read the Bible and come across a scriptural reference and we say something like, "Boy, do I know who ought to be reading this?"

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Walk with the Lord and never go astray

This weekend marks the official end of the summer. I am aware that school has been in session for a month already. High school football and softball and cross country teams are in full swing.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Let God lead you away from depression

It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with many problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we strive just to make it through the day. These pressures and challenges can lead to bouts of depression in even the most stable individuals.

September 06, 2010 | By Pastor John Lockett Jr. Columnist | Faith


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She died giving birth to her daughter, but an amazing miracle happened

When Melanie and Doug Pritchard were preparing to have their first child, they searched for a doctor who would fight, if necessary, for both Melanie and the baby's lives.

April 16, 2015 | Chris Ayres FamilyShare | Faith


What if the 'fat talk' voice in your head was the actual label on your clothes?



I'm guilty.

April 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


ValueSpeak: Memory's rocky road

Not too long ago my 60-something friend Curtis was asked to help supervise a Cub Scout hike. Soon after the hike began, one of the Cubs — 8-year-old Josh — started shadowing Curtis, and the two quickly became good friends.

April 16, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Faith groups urge Supreme Court to uphold traditional marriage

A group of 19 religious organizations has filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage.

April 15, 2015 | Dennis Romboy Deseret News | Faith


Make your house excellent with God

"And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, 'It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.'" -1 Kings 10:4-6

April 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


What religious tolerance looks like in the age of RFRA

When Indiana passed the initial version of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an adaptation of the federal law passed in 1993, the backlash was tremendous.

April 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Jesus can give us newness of life

Because Jesus died for us and then rose from the grave, we also can rise up in two ways. First, we can have new and different life, but also, after we die, we can go to a new and exciting place (heaven). The Easter holy day has passed, but the effect of the actual event lives on through those who have chosen to follow Jesus.

April 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Cancer patient receives a 'sweet 16' surprise



Sixteen-year-old Abby Snider, was diagnosed with leukemia last year. She was unable to celebrate her fifteenth birthday, because of intensive treatements she was going through. For her sixteenth birthday, her parents wanted to do something really special for her, as Abby, like most girls her age, had been dreaming of it for years. However, due to mounting medical bills accruing over the last year, this was more of a wish than a possibility.

April 11, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Make the most of gift of time with God

Here in Bryan County, it is the week of spring break for our students and teachers.

April 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When Orthodox Jewish husbands say 'no' to religious divorce, women languish in marital limbo

The often complicated spectre of divorce is being made even more difficult for one group of women: Orthodox Jews, whose faith requires not only a civil court divorce, but a religious decree from the husband granting his wife a divorce.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Why people are still talking about this theologian who plotted to kill Hitler

Seven decades after his execution for his role in a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continues to inspire Christians and others around the world with his message of spirituality and faith.

April 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Spiritual maturity is a must for Christians

Maturing as a Christian helps one show Christ to the world.

April 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life

Jeb Bush, a likely (very likely) 2016 presidential candidate, does not belong to the faith of his father. He also does not belong to the faith of his brother. Jeb Bush belongs to the faith of his wife.

April 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Yoga in school isn't religious teaching, California court rules

Teaching yoga as exercise doesn't stretch the Constitution's ban on government "establishing" a particular religion, a California court ruled last week after some parents challenged the Hindu-based system's presence in an Encinitas school.

April 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Are millennials programmed to cheat in college?

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 eighth commandment, "Thou shalt not steal."

April 08, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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