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Make the commitment to live for the ones you love

Well, school is fully in session again. It's hard to believe, isn't it? The buses are running, the teachers and students are excited, and "the three R's" are being taught and learned at a record pace.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God's word is necessary for spiritual growth

The apostle Peter wrote, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby" (I Peter 2:2).

August 16, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pastor busy fishing for souls

Earl D. Williams, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway, loves to fish, but seldom has the time to enjoy his hobby. He said he's too busy fishing for souls.

August 16, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church, where are you?

Growing up in church has given me a unique perspective on walking the Christian walk. I've had opportunities to share the room with gifted men and women of God. Generally, as pastors and parishioners, we're able to quote scripture dealing with the "fruits of the spirit" - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, etc. However, we all know that quoting scripture and actually practicing what you preach are two separate things.

August 16, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Men should learn to trust in God

The prophet Isaiah was sent to the people of Israel to try and get them to turn back to God, putting all their trust in Him.

August 09, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Christians are ambassadors of God's hope

In 1 Peter 3:15, Christians are told to "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be part of what the Lord is doing

Okay, I have to admit it. I love baseball. I know that many in the younger generation are bored by the game. But I find it fascinating.

August 09, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Church celebrates ministries for a week

During the week of Aug. 9-14, First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville will celebrate its ministry anniversaries at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Victor Couzens Sr., of the Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati, will speak Monday through Friday. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, the Rev. William Miller, of New Fellowship Baptist Church in Glennville, will speak.

August 09, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Balance life's ups and downs

Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a calendar full of appointments and events. But we must slow down and thank God for letting us live one day at a time. We won't live forever, so it's important to be grateful for every hour and every day.

August 09, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take time to smell the lilies of the field

The other day I was walking around the house and just happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a lily that had just bloomed.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Students, remember summer spiritual lessons

School starts this week and parents in the area are busy shopping and making sure their children have everything they need for the first day of the new academic year. Teachers are returning from vacations, putting together lesson plans and setting up their classrooms. Children are excited about new schools, new uniforms and new friends. Many are bored with summer and look forward to this day. Yes, it's back-to-school time. Children are rested and ready to return with clean slates and high expectations.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Support students as they return to class

Summer vacation is over. It may have been a short, hot break, but it's time to hit those books once again.

August 02, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Progress is always possible with help from the Lord

"Man, it's hot!"

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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