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Transforming your life isn't meant to be easy

A group in our church recently finished a course on money management. We watched video clips of Dave Ramsey, read his book, and completed homework assignments each week.

April 19, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Conference on how churches work, help congregations

Members of the Alliance of Administrators are busy preparing for their annual conference on April 23-24.

April 19, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Whatever the weather, God will be there

The other morning as I was driving through Richmond Hill, I noticed a pleasant sight to my left; it was what I can refer to as not Savannah's famous "waving girl" but Richmond Hill's own "waving man."

April 19, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Pastor to be installed at Trinity Saturday

Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple will have an installation service for Dr. Lucile W. Smiley as pastor at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Faith


Just thinking of Heaven, part 1

The word of God is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. God explains to man how he came to be, how to live, and how to prepare for eternity. In the pages of holy writ we are told of just how "wonderful" heaven will be.

April 12, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Now that Easter is over, what's next?

This past week people all around the world celebrated the holiday or Holy Day of Easter. For some it is just time off work or an opportunity to be with the family but for Christians it is a time to commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is to this last group that I wish to address this writing.

April 12, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life takes the flavor we give it

Spring is alive all around us. The beauty is evident in the blooming trees and azaleas. It is a wonderful time to live in south Georgia! Unless, of course, you have allergies. Mine stay under control most of the time, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine. But I know what it is like to be so clogged by the pollen that I can't smell a thing. And when you can't smell anything, you can't taste anything. And quite frankly it's hard to enjoy all of the beauty when you feel miserable.

April 12, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Learn from the eagle

God has put His personal touch in every part of His creation. All creation exhibits His handiwork. Man is the most beautiful and precious of God's creations. God gave man a soul, awareness, reasoning and abilities. He also gave man his own will.

April 12, 2010 | By Bishop John Lockett Columnist | Faith


Annual Singing Shepherds in concert April 24

It's a new year and the Singing Shepherds are ready for another exciting, soul-stirring concert.

April 12, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Staff writer | Faith


Follow God's instructions

On many occasions we buy something that requires assembly. Inside the box is a booklet telling the name of all the parts and how they fit together. In most cases this booklet is placed aside because we know how to put things together. After several minutes of things not fitting together and having parts left that we are pretty sure should have been used, we reach for the booklet, read and then follow the instructions. To our surprise all the pieces were gone and the item looked just like its picture on the box.

April 06, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Find the difference Easter can make for you

Easter weekend is upon us and for some this is just a secular holiday; time to have fun, be off work, and be with the family.

April 06, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The most important day of the year

Tomorrow, in churches all around the world, Christians will celebrate the most important day of the year. We will celebrate Easter. We will celebrate Resurrection Sunday! We will sing songs, and read Scripture, and pray, and give honor to the One who was raised from the dead some 2000 years ago.

April 06, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Happy Resurrection Day

Today we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. Easter is a very wonderful time of rejoicing for Christians because the death, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus are fundamental beliefs. The very fact the Christ died as a ransom for our sins gives us reason to reflect and rejoice during this season. However, when we remember that God raised Him from the dead so that we could be saved, we should explode with joy and be exceedingly glad.

April 05, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Women's retreat chance for praise, fellowship

The idea of getting away from the everyday hustle and bustle of life is always exciting. But spending a few days on St. Simons Island for a Christian retreat is both exciting and inspirational.

April 05, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Thoughts inspired by Palm Sunday

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. Just to remind you, Palm Sunday celebrates the day that Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem to great fanfare and a wonderful reception. The people lined the streets to welcome the Lord. They threw their coats and palm branches on the ground before Him, providing a sort of "red carpet" for His entrance.

March 30, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | 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


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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