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Living With Purpose


    Almost every day someone will email, call me, or tell me face-to-face some story of how faith and prayer have helped them through difficult times. A former Army chaplain tells the following story that happened to him: An Army wife was convinced that her problem had but one solution. Her husband had developed […]

Cold weather shelter open Mon., Dec. 2

A cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open Mon., Dec. 2 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The […]

Living With Purpose


    What started as a simple children’s lesson about the struggle between right and wrong, quickly turned into a child’s testimony of faith. While serving as pastor in a small country church I asked one of my deacons to provide a rope for the children to participate in a tug-of-war match simulating the struggle […]

Living With Purpose


    Positively influencing others is not always easy. You must first get their attention. The necessity of gaining attention is illustrated by a story you may have heard. It is said that a farmer sold a mule to another farmer with the assurance that the mule was obedient.    “You don’t have to raise […]

Living With Purpose


    There once was a great big lion that was walking in the forest. He got tangled in a trap and could not escape. The more he tried to break free, the tighter the rope got. Just then a little mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the lion […]

Living With Purpose


    Seasonal sports come and go just like summer, fall, winter and spring. Heroes emerge from week to week as young men and women clash on the court, the gridiron, and the field. Each team enters the contest with the primary goal of winning. You practice for it, the fans in the stands expect […]

Living With Purpose


    Most people these days are suffering from what I call heart-sickness. Sorrows and troubles put a damper on our spirits and it’s hard to keep moving forward when our hearts become so heavy. Yet there is a respite and a resource in the faithful practice of religious activity. Religion is medicine for the […]

Living With Purpose


    Once a long time ago, a concert pianist entered the concert hall through a lighted marquee that bore his name. As he prepared for his rehearsal, an insignificant-looking man stepped up to him and said excitedly, “Tonight, we’re going to give a concert.”    “What did you say? No, I’m going to give […]

Living With Purpose


    Is our country, the United States of America, still worth trying to save? Despite all the mistrust, godlessness, disrespect of individual liberties, and total disregard for authority during these days, I believe that our country is worth trying to save. It is not only worth saving, but the Christian, as citizen, has the […]

Living With Purpose


    Summertime in the south is truly a happy and enjoyable time even if it is hot outside. Summer is the season of birds and flowers, and all the delightful colors and fragrances that go together in harmony. It’s a time of natural beauty. Its beauty appeals to us in the green foliage of […]