Celebration services in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned for next weekend in Liberty County.
No matter what hardships may come, no matter how impossible a situation seems, I want you to know there is always hope.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year, the year 2010. Some of us only dreamed of being alive in this year. We had dreams that life in 2010 would be like "The Jetsons" cartoons we watched as children.
It has been many years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, but it is something that people still pause to celebrate. Liberty County is one of a few counties in Georgia that still observes the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
We are in the midst of the holiday season, and people are hustling and bustling around town. During this time of the year, it's hard not to get into the spirit of celebration and giving.
Here is a very familiar verse of scripture: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 KJV)
Yaritza Lewis is relatively new to the ministry, but she is already making an impact on the community. Although Liberty County's Hispanic population is growing rapidly, Lewis' church is one of only a few like it in the area.
Hundreds of people arrived early to the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People on Dec. 3-4. They ignored the chilly weather, formed long lines and waited for the church to open.
Liberty County is in for a treat. Internationally acclaimed Bible teacher, prophet, psalmist, media personality and author, Dr. Juanita Bynum, is coming to town.
I wanted to take time during this Thanksgiving season to thank you for all you do. There are always a few people who do most of the work. Sometimes that happens at work, in a family, in a church or in a community.
So often these days we hear stories about love and hate. In fact, if we look at our own lives and the things going on around us, we can see the impact of love and hate. This love and hate cycle is part of our lives.
This year has been a lean one, that's for sure, and many people have endured hardships like never before. Now the season of giving and thanksgiving is upon us.
We've all heard the old saying, "Give me my flowers while I am living so I can enjoy them." That's what the members of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Fleming did for their pastor Nov. 7.
Six years ago when my wife Judy and I drove into Hinesville on Highway 84, we quickly realized Hinesville is not an ordinary town.
Our community has a friend. Our community has many friends. However, one friend really comes to mind this week. Perhaps the reason for this is that we will soon bid farewell to him and his wife.
Over 2,000 years ago, there was this one called Jesus Christ who came on the scene in history. He preached, taught and healed the sick. Crowds gathered just to see if he was going to perform another miracle.
Dad used to tell me, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Coach would say, "No pain, no gain." And one teacher would remark, "We learn best through adversity."
The Bible plainly states that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). Sin, though not inherited, has been a plague of each generation of mankind. Each individual sins and is responsible for their sins.
Sometimes life throws us curve balls - situations, circumstances and problems that we just don't know how to handle.
This week has been beautiful, and I think spring is finally here to stay. We have been fooled before with a cold front sneaking its way back in. Well, speaking of being fooled, Tuesday was April Fool's Day where many a folk were hoaxed or tricked. Most of this was all done in fun and brought much-needed laughter.
Well, did you survive April Fool's Day? Or are you one of those who pulls the pranks on others?
Often, the love of Jesus is not seen in the lives of his creation.
There is no doubt that we are living in some difficult times. Many are struggling to make ends meet. Many are wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sunday was an exciting time, and those at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church are celebrating a great accomplishment in the life of their church.
The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.
Spring has come. It's obvious on the calendar. We already have moved the clocks forward for daylight saving time. And where we live, trees and flowers are blooming all over.
Last week, we looked at Isaiah 1:18 and saw that God was willing to give his people an opportunity to come to their senses and turn back to him. Those people failed to heed God's warnings. Surely, man can learn from their mistakes (Romans 15:4).
"Jesus said, 'Take ye away the stone.' Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 'Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.' Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, 'Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.' And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come forth.' And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus ...
The Women of Destiny of Pleasant Grove AME will host a Ladies in White Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Pleasant Grove multipurpose building at 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
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