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.
First Baptist Church of Hinesville recently began a new ministry program called Stephen Ministry.
It's that time again. November third is coming and you have to decide: Will you go stand in line and navigate the waters of the voting pool? Or will you say, "I just don't have time for this, and what difference does it make anyway? I'm not going." Or, how about this one: "I don't like the choices. I'm not even going to vote this time." I actually had one person say to me in a restaurant this week, "Unless they can give me someone worth voting for, why should I bother?"
It has been an exciting week of celebration for Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Camp meeting services began last Sunday evening and will culminate today at 3:30 p.m.
Three Long County women, with the help of a few others, are doing their part to help the poor this winter.
Prayer is special. Prayer is unique. Prayer is communion. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire uttered or expressed unto God, through Jesus Christ, His son.
Pastors spend many hours encouraging and supporting members of their congregations. During the week - and especially on Sundays - they help people cope with a myriad of issues and problems.
St. Peter's AME Church next weekend will continue a tradition that started around the time of the Civil War.
I discovered that penning a second book was far easier than the first one, partly because of what I learned in the first process - the process of dealing with editing, publishing, marketing and such - but more so because of the themes and content.
At the tender age of 82, Myrtle Caison is still going strong. She is used to to being busy and has not allowed the passing of time to dampen her spirit or hinder her drive.
It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with mounting problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we struggle just to make it through the day.
Truthfully, the Christian faith is all about this thing called love.
It is the day before Easter. Almost 2,000 years ago, this was the darkest day in all of history. The Son of God had died the day before, been buried in a borrowed tomb and, along with his body, they buried the hopes and dreams of the future.
Studying the Bible is something people should do for themselves.
Oh that man would look to see, the tragedies that continue to be.
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.
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