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Balance life's ups and downs

Another day up, another day down. Let's look at life one day at a time. Yes, we all have a calendar full of appointments and events. But we must slow down and thank God for letting us live one day at a time. We won't live forever, so it's important to be grateful for every hour and every day.

August 09, 2010 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


First step in preparing for Heaven is believing in Heaven

I will never forget the day for as long as I live. I was sitting on the living room sofa in my home in Warren, Mich., listening to my sister on the phone from Atlanta.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Does God get as much as He gives?

Despite what some may believe and even try and teach, God is a loving God.

August 02, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Take time to smell the lilies of the field

The other day I was walking around the house and just happened to notice out of the corner of my eye a lily that had just bloomed.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Students, remember summer spiritual lessons

School starts this week and parents in the area are busy shopping and making sure their children have everything they need for the first day of the new academic year. Teachers are returning from vacations, putting together lesson plans and setting up their classrooms. Children are excited about new schools, new uniforms and new friends. Many are bored with summer and look forward to this day. Yes, it's back-to-school time. Children are rested and ready to return with clean slates and high expectations.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


When you feel alone, some One really cares

Peter wrote, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). In order to be able to have the faith to trust God with our cares we must keep our faith strong.

July 26, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Progress is always possible with help from the Lord

"Man, it's hot!"

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't forget the power of words

Lindsay Lohan has been in the news a lot lately, which is probably exactly what she wants for publicity reasons. A news network recently covered the story of her trip to jail and described it as her beginning her "hard labor."

July 26, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Interim pastor at St. Phillips in Hinesville

Father William "Buck" Lea has been in the ministry for 32 years. He is serving as the interim pastor at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Hinesville.

July 26, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Be independent in all respects

America declared herself free July 4, 1776, when our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence. The 13 original colonies protested the limitations placed on them by the king of England and broke away from his rule.

July 26, 2010 | By Dr. Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Love God

We must never forget that we were created to worship and love God. We are the creation – He is the creator. We are to serve Him. All the blessings that His word tells us about are there for us if we will follow Him. The world has the idea that man can do just about whatever he wants and God will still save him. God has never promised salvation to one who will not obey Him. "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ...

July 20, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


God demands that His people pray

God is demanding His people to return to prayer! God had me to deliver a soul stirring, searching, shaking message on July 3 and had me to call an all night prayer from Sunday night, July 4-5.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Gwendolyn Greene Gospel Truth Bible Clinic | Faith


Let us tend our own gardens first

Well, my driver's license is about to expire. That means that I will soon be five years older than I used to be. I thought about simply renewing it online, but I want a new picture. No, I'm not that vain. But since I last got a license I have had laser eye surgery. I no longer wear glasses, and my old picture has me in glasses. I don't want to have to explain that to an officer.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Children also need quantity time

I was disappointed recently to hear a professional athlete tell of his decision to sign a contract that would have him living some 15 hours away from his kids. He had an opportunity to sign with a team right in the same area where his kids live and could still make the millions of dollars that he will be making.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Bethel AME members' sacrifices pay off

Through prayer, hard work, unity, love and sacrifices, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Chruch of Hinesville paid off its mortgage ahead of schedule. It only took 16 years.

July 19, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Actions speak louder than words

The other day, I was watching the news when a political ad featuring the politician came across my TV screen. He told what he believed and what he would do if elected. Immediately, I thought, "I wonder if his past voting record in politics mirrored what he was saying."

October 18, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Everyone can be adopted in God's family

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 17, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


What is in it for me? Eternal life with Father

The world is full of people wanting to know, "What is in it for me?" This attitude keeps many from ever checking out God's word and obeying the Gospel. They see no benefit coming their way, so why bother with religion?

October 16, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What do we really need to fear?

Recently, there has been quite a bit of fear concerning the confirmed Ebola case on U.S. soil.

October 11, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


We should look back to go forward

I was moved recently after reading an article titled "Down Blige Road" in Richmond Hill Reflections magazine. As "transplanted" African-Americans here in Richmond Hill, it helped us understand and get more insight into the pasts of other African-Americans who lived in, worked in and built this community.

October 10, 2014 | By Craig Butts Special to the News | Faith


Don't wait until 'someday' to follow God

Life is but for a little while. James wrote, "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14). What a great reminder of life's brevity, as it can be seen many times during a year.

October 09, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gardening teaches to lean on God

As I usually do, earlier this year I planted a little vegetable garden. It's not too elaborate, but it gives me something to enjoy and provides us with a variety of wonderfully fresh things to eat.

October 04, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Which way will you go with eternity on line?

Perhaps one of the greatest questions asked by a Bible character was the one asked by Elijah the prophet.

October 02, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Our past life is behind us, thanks to God

A couple of months ago, I went to have surgery. In that process, I had to look at my medical records to make sure they were correct, including medicines I had taken and previous surgeries.

October 02, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane | Faith


Show your pastor love, appreciation

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, that time of year to show pastors just how much they are appreciated.

October 02, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Embrace the diversity God gave us

Fall started this week. Can you feel it in the crisp and cool mornings and evenings?

October 01, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Something God does not want us to love

John reveals to all that there is a battle being fought every day. It is a battle that involves everyone on the face of the Earth.

September 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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