In elementary school mathematics, the concept of values is taught with the use of two mathematical symbols: > and <. > means "greater than." < means "less than."
It's time for another exciting concert. The shepherds have been practicing their favorite songs and the anticipation is building.
In commemorating the Easter story, we gathered at churches and assemblies last Sunday, some as early as 6 a.m. for sunrise services.
To millions of Christians around the world, today is an extra special day. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, Easter celebrates His victory over death and mankind's hope for eternal life.
Women of Purpose Biblical Study group meets every second and fourth Saturday at Holton's Seafood in Midway. Call Mary Robinson at 492-3837.
Back in the old days, tent revivals used to be very popular. Across the county, you could see traveling evangelists and their caravans set up tents in designated spots for a week or two. People would come from miles around just to be a part of the revival services.
Members of Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center are excited. On Saturday, March 28, they caravanned from their old location in Port Wentworth and moved into their new sanctuary at 200 Stokes Ave. in Rincon.
The United Ministerial Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each second Monday at the Liberty County YMCA. All ministers are invited. Call 876-4463.
Lent is a 40-day period before Easter that begins on Ash Wednesday. Sundays are not counted during this period, because Sundays commemorate the Resurrection.
I recently sat down with two of my children and introduced them to a window from my childhood. We turned on the DVD player and watched some old Warner Brother's "Looney Tunes" cartoons. With all that is on today, I miss the simple, good, clean fun that these shorts offered. I also laughed because the episodes we were watching were complete. The last time I saw them on television, they were edited … for violence!
After spending almost 40 years on the job, Apostle Walter Ross was ready to retire. However, retirement for this pastor was just the beginning of bigger and better things.
Pastor Glenda Faye Cleaver-Layton is adept at motivating and coaching students and adults. Whether she's doing her job as an educator or at church, she stays busy.
Last week in Washington, D.C., a group of environmental activists staged a protest. According to the group's Web site, it was the largest single act of civil disobedience in the name of global warming awareness in history. More than 2,000 people managed to clog the entrances to the Capitol Power Plant for about four hours. The irony? Their protest was blanketed by nearly half a foot of snow, compliments of an early March storm that covered the entire Northeastern United States. No one was arrested. Perhaps the D.C. police decided it was too cold to bother ...
We live in a time when we can pretty much get whatever we want - custom-tailored to how we want it. Restaurant jingles of old taught us we could "hold the pickles, hold the lettuce ..."
After serving as a pastor in the Dublin area for many years, the Rev. Ralph Taylor is excited about returning home to pastor a church in his native Walthourville.
On His journey through Galilee, Christ tried to prepare the minds of His disciples for the scenes before Him.
James 5:16 tells us to "confess your faults one with another." There are several benefits in doing this.
Last week, I went to visit my son. He is greatly improving in so many ways, though he remains in a wheelchair.
Joseph M. Scriven (1819-96), who wrote the poem "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," was no stranger to trials and sadness.
"The church has many critiques but no revivals." This anonymous quote was an opening of careful reflection for me.
A few years ago there was a popular song called, "All You Need is Love." I agree that real love is needed and it's nice to be on the receiving end, but the thing most needed is hope.
There are so many ways one can misuse the tongue. Cursing, tale bearing, gossip, boasting and lying are just a few ways that words can be misused. Cursing in our day seems to have become a way of life for so many. It is as if some people could not talk unless they used a curse word in their speech.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." - Isaiah 55:11
Recently, my wife and I went on a short trip to the mountains. We happened to be there over a Sunday, so we went to a church close to the motel.
When I was young, my mother read to me often. As I grew, the books were placed in my hands so that I could read them.
The book of Acts tells how the people in the first century obeyed the Gospel.
"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NCV)
St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the 10th bishop of Georgia, the Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, for his annual visitation Sunday, Oct. 6.
The other day, I went to one of my grandson's football game. Like most sporting events, the fans - in this case, mostly parents - were yelling words of encouragement as well as instructions to the referees.
Every Sunday morning in our church, we have a time that we call, "Children's Time." The boys and girls from about ages 3-8 come forward and gather around me while I tell them a Bible story, and try to apply it to their lives.