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Spend more time with 'why'

I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."

December 23, 2008 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Don't forget to thank God

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

December 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Certain measures in uncertain times

What will our actions be in these uncertain times? As all watch the stock market fluctuate wildly, the unemployment rise, and the homes in foreclosure exceed all expectations, does a shiver run up our spines? Liberty County seems to be insulated more than many surrounding communities but we are still vulnerable. Will we do nothing or will we invest in the future with faith?

December 09, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Are we prepared to wait patiently

Patience and preparation are qualities in short supply in America today. We don't wait well! Why should we? We will do almost anything to avoid the wait in lines. Don't we have a right to have it our way and have it now? Immediate gratification is almost an American right.

December 02, 2008 | By Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Mayor's Thanksgiving service to unite faithful

It is the season for thanksgiving and helping those in need. The Liberty County community serves as a good example of people reaching out to help those less fortunate.

December 02, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


New Baptist policy targets women-led churches

ATLANTA -- Georgia Southern Baptists have approved a policy that diminishes the role of churches led by women pastors.

November 27, 2008 | Associated Press | Faith


Wedge issues are all too common

There is a new buzz word in our society today. It is one that comes up both nationally and internationally. It is a word that particularly found its place during the recent election. It is the word, "wedge." It is usually found in the phrase, the wedge issue.

November 25, 2008 | By Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Teaching pastor shares God's word

A teacher by profession, Pastor Darrick Smoke also is a pastor who loves to teach God's word. "I am a teacher whether at school or at church," Smoke said.

November 25, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Some assembly required

Preparation - it can be found throughout scripture. Noah had to prepare for the flood that destroyed Earth's population. Naomi prepared Ruth to impress Boaz and capture his attention. Joseph was placed in charge of the preparations that needed to occur during the seven years of plenty so that the seven years of famine would be survivable. After his conversion, Paul spent about 17 years in preparation for the outpouring of his ministry. Even Jesus went to the wilderness as part of His preparation process. He later went to the garden to prepare for His journey to Golgotha.

November 18, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Church has harvest fest at new site

For the fourth consecutive year, the Fellowship of Love Worship Center Church of God in Christ of Allenhurst had a Community Harvest Fest on Halloween. This year, however, the fest was Friday at the future site of church's new sanctuary in Midway.

November 18, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church offers Halloween alternative

Halloween is fast becoming another big money-making holiday. It is celebrated in this country and in many countries around the world on Oct. 31.

November 11, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Church could be a perfect fit

A newcomer to the area, Marianne Hemsley and her family have assimilated quite well. Not only have they found a church, Hemsley also has found a job working in the church.

November 04, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Yes you can make a positive change

Aren't you tired of people telling you that you will never change or you will never do better? Well, I want to tell you today, "You can change." We both know that statement can be used to make positive or negative changes. We are not going to talk negative. We are going to talk about the positive change you can allow God to make in your life.

November 04, 2008 | By Elder Dr. D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Revival at First Baptist

October 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Faith


Musician shares story, faith with others

For many, medical hardships and difficulties are just too tough to deal with. But one Long County man, with the help of God, overcame his hardships and now is sharing the message of Christ with others.

October 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Faith


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Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Make the right call: Go with God

The other evening, I watched the Super Bowl with several people from our church. I wasn't a fan of either team, so I really didn't care who won.

February 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Get excited about the Lord

Did you hear that? There have been cries of joy and sighs of relief as football widows all over America rejoice that the Super Bowl is over and that football is done until fall.

February 06, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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