I would like to paraphrase an interesting story about an old-timer who lived in a small rural Southeastern town near Coastal Georgia. Everyone thought he was a man of great wisdom. He sat on his front porch every evening and kept an eye on what happened in his neighborhood. He often was visited by people of the town, especially younger men and women seeking advice on matters.
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).
For founders of the first Buddhist Greek organization on a U.S. college campus, striving to show compassion proves more important than starting controversy.