Well, tonight is not one of my favorite times of the year. No, tonight we "spring forward." That is, we move our clocks ahead one hour so that we can enjoy daylight savings time for the next few months. I have to admit that in enjoy the sun being out later as we move through the summer. But oh how I hate to lose that hour of sleep tonight. And as a pastor I know that it will have an impact on church attendance. No matter how many reminders we get, someone will forget to move their clocks. Every year ...
Although New Day Outreach Ministry in Walthourville was established just four years ago, Pastor Richard Hayes and his congregants are always thinking of ways to reach the community.
Let me begin by quoting Proverbs 22:6: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
Residents of military communities like Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Liberty and the surrounding counties are often hundreds of miles away from their nearest family members. Many people don't have friends or caregivers on whom they can depend. During a personal crisis or problem, the distance can worsen a person's feelings of anxiety and loneliness.
Every year in February, pastors and ministers gather to sing, teach and preach. On Feb. 8-11, clergy from across Georgia met in Macon for the Annual Ministers Conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia. The attendees' goal was to enhance and expand ministries for greater impact in local churches. Each year, conference coordinators Dr. Theodus Drake, Rev. L.C. Teasley and Dr. R.L. White put together a program that provides information and strategies to address the challenges of a changing world.
"That's what's up!" is a very popular saying among youth and some "hip" older people. This saying usually is associated with a minor or major accomplishment by a friend, such as, "Wow, your new car is nice. That's what's up!" It also applies when you hear about something that's going to benefit you, such as, "You're telling me I can get a Big Mac for $1. Now that's what's up!"
Nestled in Briar Bay at the intersection of Sandy Run and Berrington Ferry roads is a small wooden building known as the Praise House. Many longtime Riceboro residents have been attending services there for years. The Praise House was originally a one-room wooden structure, likely built decades before the Civil War. Not many records exist; most of the Praise House's history has been passed down in the form of stories from one generation to the next.
Pastor Marion Hardeman said he loves to teach the word of God and see people make positive changes in their lives.
Once, a simple little song was written and it told the story of how a goat got caught in a well. After many failed attempts to rescue the animal, a decision was made to just bury the old goat in the well and count it as a loss. However, the more dirt the farmer threw in the well, the more the old goat would just shake it off and pack it under its feet. Eventually, the goat climbed out.
"In times like these, we need a savior. In times like these, we need an anchor. So, be very sure that your anchor holds and grips the solid rock."
Last December, Tabernacle of Prayer for all People in Hinesville hosted well-known television spiritual leader and international evangelist Dr. Juanita Bynum II for a two-day revival. During the first two months of this year, the church appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network in Atlanta.
After the raucous celebrations of Mardi Gras, many of the area's faithful may be waking up Wednesday to prepare for the time of reflection and sacrifice that marks the season of Lent.
The Power Team is coming to Liberty County on March 4-7 for a community crusade. Each evening at 7 p.m., members of the team will perform at Midway Middle School.
Feb. 3 was an extra-special day for Mary Hines Brown. She celebrated her 100th birthday.
Bible studies are normally held in a church setting, but one minister is taking it beyond the church walls.
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).
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. – Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)