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A Father's Day challenge to be strong, kind

I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"

June 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day! Those words are echoing through the community all morning, accompanied with breakfast in bed (Cheerio's with chocolate milk, burnt toast and hand drawn pictures of adolescent abstract art, rendered by a future Picasso) or, perhaps, with a slender box containing the world's ugliest tie. In an earlier era, when school electives carried a higher value and priority, one might receive the odd handcrafted ceramic ashtray (emphasis on the word "odd").

June 21, 2010 | By Rev. Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


God's blessings can be yours

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).

June 14, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Little these days remains the same

Have you bought your iPad yet? I have to admit that mine still safely resides at a store somewhere. For that matter, I don't even have an iPod yet. How backwards is that?

June 14, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Things, life can fall apart

We moved into our present house around nine years ago. We have a circular driveway that is concrete close to the house but asphalt on both sides as it gets closer to the road coming into our cul-de-sac.

June 14, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Vacation Bible schools a popular tradition

With the advent of summer, many churches in and around Liberty County are having vacation Bible schools.

June 14, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be prepared to be free of pain

A few weeks back, one of our older gentlemen at the church dropped by the church.

June 07, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Need wisdom? Get with God

It really was amazing how it happened. I'm not sure what he did to change. But when I was about 15 years old my dad was not very smart. He had all kinds of beliefs and rules that were old fashioned and foolish. I even got to the point that I prayed that he would get smarter and more up to date. It only took about 10 years, but that is actually what happened. By the time I was 25 he was one of the smartest men I knew. And he had not even gone to school. He just ...

June 07, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Church plans busy summer

While some churches tend to scale back on activities during the summer months, Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has a variety of upcoming events planned.

June 07, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


You can't do it by yourself

Many of us remember the TV commercial about the elderly woman who was alone, fell in her home and "couldn't get up." She found herself in a bad situation. We all remember the woman's cry for help: "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up."

June 07, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


These old paths are worth following

If you have ever hiked through a wooded area you understand, "following the path."

June 01, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Greater love has no one than this

Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." During this Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who have given their lives for us. I know that we, as a nation, have often debated the merits of a particular war. The reasons for conflict have been many and varied.

June 01, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A reward to look forward to

A few weeks ago I started walking/running in the mornings, mainly for health reasons. It has been hard to be consistent so I only do this activity a few days a week.

June 01, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Local writer interviewed on Atlanta TV

People from across the country and the world, including many Liberty County residents, visit Atlanta to enjoy its cultural events, restaurants, malls, entertainment centers, historic sites and other activities.

May 31, 2010 | By Dr. Alexzine Goosby Special to the Courier | Faith


Memorial Day

This weekend, most of us are off from work and are enjoying life and the weekend.

May 31, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


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Practice love all the time

Only a day until Valentine's Day. Better place those orders, gentlemen - don't complain to me that you were not warned.

February 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies



This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.

February 13, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

February 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.

February 12, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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


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