The Alliance of Administrators' time of extensive planning and coordinating is almost over. The group's 2012 conference - one of the largest in Liberty County - is set for April 27-28.
The Bible tells us in Romans 5:6, "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."
This week we were packing our suitcases to go out of town a few days with the grandkids. Two of them packed their own bags, but we went through them to see what they might have forgotten.
God's word cannot be ignored. One day, each person will give an accounting. On that day, it will be too late to change what we have done.
Normally, today is the day before Tax Day. Because April 15 falls on Sunday, we are getting a break this year.
In Romans 12:2, Paul says we shouldn't conform to the pattern of this world, but that we should be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
The Shepherds in Concert are back, and ready for another exciting performance.
Another wondrous Easter and Passover celebration has come and gone. Christians around the world reflected on the values given to us through God's word.
As I sit in my office, I look out across the front yard of the church and see the signs of spring. It seems like overnight everything became so green. It's like the Lord above waved his arm across the earth and changed the landscape from just color to high definition.
This day must have been the darkest and most difficult for the followers of Jesus.
Have you ever been in the "depths of despair," when it seems that everything that can go wrong has gone wrong, when it seems to be darker than it ever has been before?
In Mark 8.15 Jesus cautions his disciples to "beware the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod." This is one of those verses that are positively dense with meaning if the reader understands the background.
Have you ever been trapped in a situation where there is no good alternative?
"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told" (Matthew 28:6-7 - New King James Version).
Today, churches everywhere will celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. Churches will overflow with larger-than-normal crowds. Pastors will deliver messages focused on that great day when Jesus emerged from the tomb to give us victory over death, Satan and sin.
The Zionites have been preparing for this grand celebration all year.
In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.
Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.
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Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.
Last weekend, we, as a country, celebrated our freedom.
It has been a few weeks since the shootings that took place in the church in Charleston. I usually write my columns four or five ...
A contentious five-year battle over the ordination of women as Seventh-day Adventist ministers ended Wednesday with a 58 percent "no" vote at the group's ...
Someone who believes in God must believe that his word is true and must be obeyed as it is given.
The Fourth of July is five days behind us now, but while the scent of sulfur from the fireworks lingers, let me add a P ...