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Struggles with faith common this time of year

Last week, we observed Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent in the Christian calendar. It occurs 46 days before Easter each year and derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of believers as a sign of repentance to God, according to www.stbarnabaschelsea.org. The ashes used to mark the sign of the cross on each worshipper's forehead commonly are gathered after the burning of the previous year's palm branches from Palm Sunday. Those receiving the sign of the cross are encouraged to wear it until it wears off as ...

February 27, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Getting back to our mission

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to receive a substantial inheritance?

February 21, 2012 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Live, laugh and love after Valentine's Day

Last week, sweethearts around the nation celebrated the most romantic of holidays - Valentine's Day. The origin of St. Valentine's Day is uncertain. It's been said that it was named after a Roman Empire-era priest named Valentine, who supposedly defied the emperor's orders to outlaw marriage so more soldiers could enlist in the Roman army. The emperor supposedly believed married men made poor soldiers, according to www.linguatics.com.

February 21, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Identify yourself as a believer

My wife and I took a short trip to the state of Maine early last summer. We didn't prepare ourselves for the cool evenings with the clothing we packed. So the second day we were there, we went to the store and bought a couple of jackets with the state name and emblem on them.

February 20, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Practice God's love toward all

Well, Valentine's Day has come and gone. Am I writing those words a week too late for you, guys? Should I have warned you last week? Are you deep in the dog house? Or did you come through with flying colors?

February 20, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Follow God's word as it is given

God's word must be presented as he has delivered it to man - without change.

February 20, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Book focuses on church relationships

There is a new author in town who says it is time to stop your church's revolving door.

February 20, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be open to God's will

The gospel is to be preached to the entire world.

February 14, 2012 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Will you wear a crown through gospels?

The gospel is to be preached to the entire world.

February 14, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God doesn't show favoritism

I was reading in the book of Romans recently and came across a simple statement which says, "For God does not show favoritism."

February 14, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Learning from the past

It has been said that if we don't learn from our past, we are bound to repeat it.

February 13, 2012 | By Pastor Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Special assignment for a special man

Sometimes the simple things in life can brighten a person's day.

February 13, 2012 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Retirement: Baby boomers in crisis

Many people in Liberty County and the surrounding coastal area remember the "good old days" - times when life seemed easier and families seemed closer.

February 13, 2012 | By John Scherer Columnist | Faith


Surrender your life to His control

In Psalm 13, David says, "I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me." Have you ever asked yourself this question, "How has God been good to me?"

February 07, 2012 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has already prepared our way

The mystery of salvation has been revealed to man.

February 07, 2012 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Failed expectations can be gifts from God

Recently, I wanted to buy a good used vehicle and checked on craigslist.org. I found what I thought matched my expectations, but I had ...

August 15, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be who the Lord made you to be

I have two dogs, sisters from the same litter. They will be 9 years old in two months. They are really funny dogs. They do ...

August 14, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Can we change God's word to fit today?

In our world today, many say that the way moral issues are looked at must change.

August 13, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Want to see Pope Francis in your home? For $160, an official cutout can be yours

In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can ...

August 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Catholics, unaffiliated are big in cities, survey reveals, showing changing faith landscape

In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition ...

August 11, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Seattle wants to help Muslims buy homes

Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.

August 11, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit ...

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are ...

August 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven ...

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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