I remember the moment like it was yesterday. It was 2 p.m. on a Thursday when I thought being able to handle my busy schedule was really important. My so-called busy schedule met a brick wall.
Often times in life, we fail to take the opportunity to stop, help someone else and to give them another chance.
The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County and area officials marked the National Day of Prayer in Hinesville earlier this month and called it a success.
It's been two years since the last retreat, and the ladies are ready.
From Rudyard Kipling's poem "Recessional," many of us connect the phrase "lest we forget" to remembrance of our country and military as a reminder and a plea not to forget past sacrifices. Although not written for that purpose originally, the phrase has become a humble epitaph found as the lone inscription on many war memorials and spoken in many military addresses. As common usage spread after World War I, this simple phrase has been a reminder to ground us in humility and as a reminder of God's dominance in our lives, the world and past events.
A hush settled over the waiting crowd as hosts Linda Hall and "Rev." Rich Doolittle King (aka Daniel King) opened the flood gates for the woman-less wedding, a fundraiser for the First United Methodist Church of Hinesville.
With all the issues going on around us today - even right here in our own homeland - we long for peace. We look to our leadership for answers, and we will either agree or disagree with their response.
Think about the last time you attended a wedding.
Today's Scripture: "Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (MSG).
A time of celebration is in the air.
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, Rejoice" (Philippians 4:4).
Today on Mother's Day, we say "thank you" to all the women who so positively have impacted the world and our lives with their love, untiring work, unselfish giving and undivided devotion - not to mention carrying us to gestation and bearing the pain of bringing us into the world.
Prayer always is in order. In this chaotic, stress-filled society, prayer is the one thing that can bring hope, peace, love and healing.
Psalms 133:1 says, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." This is a familiar passage of scripture loved and quoted by many. In fact, it is the basis for the theme of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County. Our theme says, "United we stand, divided we fall."
Blindness has not stopped Kurt LaBouve from singing, preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
"Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it ...