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Obstacles and Answers to Financial Problems

In your mind, what are some of the biggest mental and emotional obstacles preventing people from addressing their financial problems? This is a great question! There are always circumstances beyond our control that can put us in a bad place, financially or otherwise, for a season. But to change your situation when it comes to […]

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5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About God

Teaching your kids can feel daunting.But teaching your kids about God can feel downright terrifying. Some feel overwhelmed with time issues. They just don’t see how they can fit something else into their day. Others may not feel as if they have adequate theological training. They feel uncomfortable instructing their kids beyond, “Jesus loves you.” […]

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Women Arising:
OMG! Just What We’re Looking For!

My friend has a hairdresser who believes in God and Jesus, but welcomes other religions who “also have their own worship of God.” She may fear she would be thought of as a bigot to exclude those who are religious but worship Buddha or Allah. She also may not understand the unique God of the […]

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FBC Montgomery’s Prison Serve Ministry

Over the past year, Chuck Latham has found himself looking through barbed wire, ministeringto prisoners he hopes can change the lives of others after their reentry into society. Because they have great testimonies. Through the First Baptist Church Prison Serve program, and as part of the church’sprison ministry, this past year has found Latham altering […]

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Moments with Kym:
Will You Surrender All?

As soon as I would wake up. As I walked around my house. As I walked the halls, offices and rooms at work. At my desk. On my morning runs. The same song. “All to thee my blessed Savior…” And then again, the next day. And, again. “All to Him I freely give…” And then […]

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Faith @ Work:
Mona Davis

We are thrilled that you are sharing how your faith is at work in the community. Was it a spiritual calling that led you to dedicate your time and service to the Gift of Life foundation?  Mona: For me, it was more so akin to stepping out in faith. I’d worked in communications and community […]

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Every Day a Step Closer

Mark Bethea is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Montgomery. It seems every Sunday I get the joy of greeting several of our faithful First Baptist Church members who walk up after a service to jubilantly share, “This is our first Sunday back, and we could not be more excited to be here!” It […]

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How to Make Your Kids Strong

I’ve always wanted my kids to be strong-minded and believe in their abilities to accomplish great things. When one of our kids was about to enter high school I told my wife we needed to figure out how to toughen them up. My concern was that timidness might result in future struggles. Meekness was a […]

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“Dear Mother – A Life Well-Lived”

During May, this month of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some words that I wrote in tribute to my own mother, who passed away on February 10th of this year. “…we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by […]

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Books to Read: The Word Explored

We live in a culture that is biblically illiterate for the most part. I recently spoke to a friend who lamented that many people have never heard of Jonah? My initial response was, “Who?” After a hearty chuckle, the tone turned serious as scores of biblical haven’t the slightest clue about the character of the […]