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Mothers are joys and privileges

Eight years ago this April, my mother passed away. It has been a while since that thought has caused me to burst out in tears, but it still fills me with deep sadness. I miss her terribly. I would give just about anything to be able to hear her deep Southern drawl on the telephone again.

May 14, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Heed wise words of the Master

Jesus said, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48). Knowing how much depends on obeying his word, a study of the Bible should be important to everyone.

May 14, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Remembering great mothers by giving

Millions of people walk every day for various reasons, primarily to get some exercise. Others walk to support different causes.

May 13, 2013 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Mother's role in child's life

First and foremost, I wish all mothers a wonderful and happy Mother's Day.

May 13, 2013 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith


Three religions converge in one story

Many of the major religions of the world have a lot in common. The similarities between Christians, Jews and Muslims, for instance, can be seen in the story of Abraham and Sarah.

May 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Show concern for the unresolved

Serving as a pastor close to a military base has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met so many wonderful people who have served our country, and for that I am grateful.

May 07, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Make sure you're ready for Heaven

Serving as a pastor close to a military base has been a wonderful experience for me. I have met so many wonderful people who have served our country, and for that I am grateful.

May 07, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God shows wack back to salvation

God created man to worship and love him. He had prepared a place for man to dwell, providing all of man's needs. (Genesis 1, 2). In doing this, God allowed for his creation, man, to be able to decide to obey him or to follow another way (Joshua 24:15).

May 07, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Matthew was host with the most

Few people may realize that the Apostle Matthew may have been the original party animal.

May 06, 2013 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Standing on God's word

I am convinced that the Bible is right, but somebody else is wrong. I cannot call right wrong and wrong right.

May 06, 2013 | By Rev. Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Leave the shell of the sinful life

This week, I was at a conference in Florida. During a break, I went outside and sat down by a small lake. I glanced down and saw half of a bird's eggshell lying on the ground.

April 30, 2013 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Learning to grow trust in God

As I do almost every year, I have planted a vegetable garden. There are tomato, pepper, cucumber, squash, okra, cabbage, broccoli and lettuce plants growing even now.

April 30, 2013 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Better get around to it before you can't

Many people have things that they are going to "get around to."

April 30, 2013 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Baptist convention gets new president

The installation consecration service for Pastor Stanford L. Anderson, the new First District president of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia was April 6 at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond Hill.

April 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Grapes or giants and grasshoppers

"And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs … And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants, and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight" (Numbers 13:23-33).

April 29, 2013 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


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Prince had strong faith ties throughout his career

Prince, famous for his multi-decade dominance of the rock and R&B genres, was found dead on Thursday at his Minnesota home. The music legend ...

April 24, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Count on God through sorrow

Today is my youngest son's birthday. Some of you are aware that we went through a major crisis with him almost three years ago ...

April 23, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Waking up to new possibilities

The other day, I had to fly up north to conduct a funeral. On the trip home, I looked out the window to experience the ...

April 23, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Heaven is a wonderful place

God's word tells just how "wonderful" heaven will be.

April 21, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill

Catholic leaders in Canada spoke out against a proposed medically assisted suicide bill on Thursday, arguing that it puts vulnerable communities at risk.

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Q&A: How Krista Tippett finds goodness in the world (even during election season)

Krista Tippett invites people onto her radio show to learn their best advice for living well. In her newest book, she shares some wisdom of ...

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Noah's Ark theme park to search for all-Christian staff

The Ark Encounter, a theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, modeled on the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, will soon be hiring, but non-Christians need ...

April 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Why some big city churches are turning into condo developments

Church buildings are being put on the real estate market across America as faith communities facing steep upkeep expenses are forced to cash in on ...

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How much would you pay for a skullcap worn by Pope Francis?

One of the pope's old skullcaps is expected to bring in around $35,000 at auction this month, illustrating how a run-in with the ...

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Supreme Court to review proposals to resolve contentious contraception cases

Supreme Court justices want to avoid a 4-4 tie in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, but some observers see ...

April 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Make each of your days successful

God gives each of us this day to use however we choose. Of course, he wants us to make the best of it.

April 18, 2016 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards | Faith


4 ways to tell if someone is highly religious

Know someone who volunteers regularly, gathers at least once a month with in-laws, but who gets angry as often as others? He or she may ...

April 18, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God has a plan for you, everyone

A few weeks ago, I came into my office to find out that one of my daughters had put a fish tank with three fish ...

April 16, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How long will state legislative battles over religious freedom and marriage rights continue?

Last year, the four Supreme Court justices who dissented in the landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage predicted an unsettled future for people on both sides ...

April 16, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


God is the same today and forever

As I sit here at my desk, the radio plays softly in the background. Actually, I listen to the radio online through my tablet.

April 15, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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