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.
There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.
"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).
Dr. Luke Rowland has come a long way from being a U.S. soldier to serving as a soldier in God's army.
In today's world, we face many challenges. It's called surviving the storm.
On Wednesday morning, children who attend First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville gathered around the school's flagpole to pray for their community, local leaders and city, state and national government.
It's revival time once again at Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming.
In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught his disciples to pray. He said, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive your debtors." (Matthew 6:12).
Members of the Liberty County Community Area Mass Choir are practicing for their upcoming performance at Club Stewart's spiritual fitness luncheon. The singers have been rehearsing every Tuesday at 8 p.m. for the event, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. The luncheon is a pre-deployment celebration for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers.
Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a date book full of times and places we need to be.
On Aug. 30, the bright morning sun shone down on the residents of Riceboro as they gathered to witness a historical baptism service. Many arrived early to the First African Baptist Church at the Crossroads in Riceboro.
The Long County Health Department has planned several seasonal flu vaccination clinics.
Local recording artist Donna Jackson performed in concert Sunday evening at the Fleming Baptist Church in Fleming.
Even in these trying times, members of the Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville are still excited and encouraged about what God is doing in their lives and at the church.
The 133rd division of Psalm says, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore."
On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Atlanta air may have been cold and even rainy, but that did not dampen the spirit of the people inside of the state Capitol, north wing building, especially the family members and church members of the speaker for the occasion.
At the beginning of a new year, many resolutions are made. If someone could find a way to fine or charge people for broken resolutions, they would quickly become very wealthy.
St. Anne Catholic Church's new 26,000-square-foot sanctuary is well on the road to completion, and Father Joe Smith couldn't be more pleased with how things have gone so far.
Sunday afternoon, I was watching a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers. I'm not a fan of either team; the only reason I was watching it was that it was the playoffs.
I like books. I dearly love to read. When I was a young boy my mom took me to the local library every week. I checked out all kinds of books - mystery, sports, biography and others.
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds" - Hebrews 1:1-2
"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...
Mankind, in general, is selfish. We want what we want now, and we think we deserve it.
Have you written your first check yet this year?
James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).