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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


100 years later -- Celebrating fathers

Today is dedicated to the men who sacrifice so much to provide for their families. Sometimes they go without to make ends meet. In this tough economy and times of high unemployment, these men work extra hours so their families can have food, clothing, shelter, and the necessities of life.

June 21, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


100 years later -- Celebrating fathers

Today is dedicated to the men who sacrifice so much to provide for their families. Sometimes they go without to make ends meet. In this tough economy and times of high unemployment, these men work extra hours so their families can have food, clothing, shelter, and the necessities of life.

June 21, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | 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


Memorial Day

In our country we have just observed May 31 as Memorial Day. How fitting it is to remember all those who have served to make sure we can have the freedoms we enjoy, and especially to remember those who have given their very lives for us. Over the years to some this special day has lost its meaning. Parents may have failed to explain the importance of the day, rather seeing it as a day of going to the beach, or having friends over for a cookout, or some other form of recreation. Proper recreation is not a bad thing ...

June 07, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | 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


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Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

December 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Step up and join God's dream team

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." - 1 Peter 2:9

December 02, 2014 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Give thanks for God's goodness

Psalm 107:1 tells us to "Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good..." During this Thanksgiving season, we have much to be thankful for as a result of the goodness of God.

November 29, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Be thankful each day for God's blessings

Today is Thanksgiving Day. For the first time in a few years, my wife and I will be celebrating at home. We have family coming in for dinner, and we are looking forward to a good day.

November 28, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You have to choose for yourself -- part 2

DeleteLast week, we began studying about the choice each person has to make if they want to go to heaven. The thoughts are continued this week.

November 27, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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