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More than 20 centuries ago, Jesus, the Son of God, ran across 10 lepers as he walked near Jerusalem. We don’t know the nationality of each one, but we know one was a despised Samaritan.  more
I know I wrote it backwards and it should have been Thanksgiving, but I felt prompted to change it to Givingthanks. I’m not taking an excerpt from a chapter in the Bible today. I felt an overwhelming desire to just give thanks for a few things. Most, you will identify with. Some, well perhaps you just haven’t crossed that particular bridge on your journey yet. more
Lee University’s U-Church series will host “An Evening of Worship,” led by LeeU Worship, on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.   The service theme is “Joy Comes … more
Hope Unlimited Ministries will host its "Lord I Surrender Conference" on Saturday, Nov. 19. The main speaker is Karen Loritts. There will also be various speakers and Deborah Gunn will worship in … more
Statistical information today indicates a significant increase from previous generations in poor self esteem. Today more than ever, people struggle with depression and self esteem issues and mental health. It seems that in this Information Age, that there’s more misinformation available than there is truth.  more
“Why is it that so many of us persist in thinking that autumn is a sad season? Nature has surely fallen asleep, and her dreams must be beautiful if we are to judge by her countenance.” — Samuel T. Coleridge more
Thanksgiving is just a few days away. To some, it’s only “turkey day.” Most of us cram it full of feasting, watching TV and visiting or entertaining friends. It’s a family time for sure, but it is more than that. We may be forgetting something? more
I’ve heard them all my life. You’ve heard them too. For some reason they always get my attention, even though it’s a complete waste of my time. What is it? more
Gene Higgins is presenting a reunion and tribute concert for the Rock City Boys and the Singing Celestials at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bradley Central High School. More than 30 singers and … more
A lot of things happened in my life during the 1980s. I went from traveling full time in Christian music to getting married, becoming the father of three, participating in my first foreign mission project and becoming a first time pastor. more
A couple years ago, I was in Alaska to attend a church convention and youth camp. Since it was during June, there was plenty of daytime to explore and see the sights. When I was headed north for the camp site, we drove through some pretty big mountains, then suddenly, they were gone. I asked, “Where are the mountains?” more
God’s Bountiful Blessing Storehouse at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a giveaway of free clothes, shoes and coats on Nov. 4-5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Church is at 1227 … more
Hope Unlimited Ministries will host its "Lord I Surrender Conference" on Saturday, Nov. 19. more
Each of the gospels are written with a specific purpose or theme. The gospel of John is written to prove that Jesus is the Son of God. Of course there is evidence of that truth found in the synoptic gospels, just as John also portrays Jesus as the Messiah, the prophesied One and One with the Father. more
I have three forks from a set of four; the lid of a cake-taker; and the base of a cheese keeper. I have three napkins from a set of four and three placemats from a set of four. I have one pillowcase from a pair and a knife from a set of six. more
Substitutes. Society is full of them. From the sugar for your tea to your child’s teacher at school, you can find substitutes anywhere. more
Charles Dickens' book, "The Tale of Two Cities" about the French Revolution begins with "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ..." — a most challenging time. more
The East View Baptist Church on NoPone Road in Georgetown will have a special singing featuring “Street Revival” Sunday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. The Fall Harvest Festival will be at 4:30 p.m. … more
Lee University will host “The Exiles Experience,” a conference for college students and young adults on Oct. 28-29 in Pangle Hall. The weekend-long event will include evening worship, guest … more
At the back door of my grandparents' old country farmhouse was a corner filled with bags. A lot of empty burlap bags that were once full of potatoes. Two bags of interest were hanging on a wooden peg … more
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