How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.
I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.
When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.
From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.
The historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ, located on the historic Dorchester Academy campus in Midway, has a new pastor.
In the last half of the 21st century, there was a concerted effort to control the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the two superpowers - the United States and Russia - were in a mad race to gain nuclear superiority.
The true Christian knows Jesus must be seen in their lives each day. But often times, Jesus is not seen in people's lives.
As human beings, we love to pronounce judgment on a lot of things. What is interesting is that we like to voice our judgment on things that really don't amount to much – sometimes even arguing passionately.
I love music. I have rather eclectic tastes in music, but one thing I enjoy in all music genres is harmony.
Earlier this week I went to a training event in north Georgia. As soon as I left Richmond Hill and got on I-95, the traffic began to back up.
If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, "an idol-making factor," then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us.
In Romans 12:15, Paul wrote, "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."
In this life, there are various struggles we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us are constantly turned away, rejected and talked about.
Jonathan Edwards made the following astonishing statement in "The Wisdom of God Displayed in the Way of Salvation":
To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.
Do you fill your time with negativity — making negative comments to others on social media, complaining to others or focusing on your own faults?
We've lost several very good friends in the past few years, along with my mother and sister. Circumstances change with each loss, but that doesn’t mean people we have loved in our lives who have died are then gone from our thoughts. The joys of those friendships and relationships are with us as long as we have memories.
Michael Bolton sang that love is a wonderful thing. And it is.
As caring parents, we want to protect our children from any harm. We teach our children not to touch hot burners. We teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. The list of ways we teach our children to protect themselves is endless. We want them to enjoy the best lives possible.
Carlos Rodriguez is a flawed pastor, and he’s happy to have you know it.
Taking Valentine's Day seriously — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — can be equally challenging tasks for some.
There is one thing I know I hate: cold weather.
Only a day until Valentine's Day. Better place those orders, gentlemen - don't complain to me that you were not warned.
This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.
Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.
Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.
We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.
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.
In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.
The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”