I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.
Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.
There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.
There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.
This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.
Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.
God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.
Most worship services led by Pastor Don Geller border on chaos. During a recent baptism, formal prayers competed with an impromptu performance of “Jingle Bells” by two little girls and intermittent shouts from a 12-year-old boy for parishioners’ attention.
A Sikh Army captain reported to work this week without a clean shave, thanks to a recently granted, although temporary, religious accommodation.
The 2008 recession pushed former restaurant cook Rusty Boehles out of the workforce. Since then, various opportunities cropped up as the economy recovered, but the pay was low relative to what he used to earn, or the hours were sparse. In his mid-30s, he currently works odd jobs and lives with a friend to get by.
Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is supposed to be a season of cheer, happiness, giving, magic and joy. The decorative lights, holiday concerts, neighbor gifts, aromas of baking and the excitement and thrill in children's eyes should be enough to fill you with holiday cheer.
This week has been filled with a number of different reports on anti-Muslim rhetoric, most of which have been spurred by presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
Christmas is probably the most celebrated holiday of the year. Billions of people set aside normal routines. For an entire month, our lives are transformed into decorating, parties, shopping, school programs, special services and more. It's interesting that the unassuming birth of one child transforms our lives like this.
The British boy band One Direction has taken the world by storm since it burst onto the scene in 2010.
Spring has definitely sprung in southeast Georgia. The azaleas are almost finished blooming. Many different trees remain in full bloom. My vegetable garden is growing ...
Judgment Day is coming. Some try and avoid thinking about a day of reckoning, but it is a fact shown clearly in the Bible.
The Mississippi Senate passed a controversial gun law last week, which would allow guns to join Bibles and donations in the pile of what churchgoers ...
God is our Father, and because he is our Father, he sees our lives through a different perspective.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say that Christians are facing growing intolerance, but 43 percent say they're tired of hearing complaints about it ...