DAve Says Jan 22

Help Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Q. I thought I was going to get control of my money and make a lot of other positive changes in my life in 2021, but very few of the things I wanted to accomplish happened. I started strong, and began with serious intentions, but somewhere along the way I lost focus. Can you give […]

counselors corner jan22

Looking to New Beginnings

“What appears to be the end, may really be a new beginning.” These words greet everyone entering my office to remind us of an important truth. We are often more focused on the year behind us than the new one which is beginning to blossom before us. Which one can we most impact? Have you […]

women arising jan22

Pinky Promises

Jenny was frustrated with her lack of energy. She decided after the holidays to make some drastic changes. First, she would go on an energy-boosting diet. Next, she would develop a sleep pattern that contributed to true rest. Finally, she would regularly use low impact exercise for a feeling of wellness. All of these things […]

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Hope for All Sinners

For honest Christians (Can there be any other kind?), becoming like Jesus Christ—or what Scripture calls sanctification—often feels like an anticlimactic process. No matter how much better we become over time, no matter how much more loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled we are this year compared to last year (Galatians […]

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Having Intentionality in Daily Devotions

I think if I’m going to post a passage from a devotional book on social media, that I should at least remember which book it came from. But that is where I allow my mind to go too often. I’ll start a devotional book, stay very, very committed to it – for a few days […]

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House to House
Rebuilding and Strengthening a Community

The House to House Christian mentoring ministry serves as a witness to a community that is dark and broken. A community where there is hopelessness, drugs, crime. Or people feeling stuck. The ministry reaches into this community on the under-resourced west side of Montgomery in a way that rebuilds and strengthens homes, both the physical […]

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Reluctant and Surprised

The spiritual journey of the late C.S. Lewis was brilliantly portrayed in the film presentation, The Most Reluctant Convert, which just completed a remarkable run in theatres. My wife, Beth, and I were able to see it while traveling recently. Lewis wrote extensively on our Savior and dealt with issues surrounding spiritual warfare which can […]

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Faith at Work: Penny Lucas-White

RRC: Thank you for sharing how your faith is at work in the community. Was it a spiritual calling that led you to become the Head Volleyball Coach at ASU PLW: Yes, I believe my purpose in life is to impact, infuse and inspire student-athletes to be the best version of themselves through sport. There […]

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Forward Into an Unknown 2022

This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Pastor Mark Bethea of First Baptist Church Montgomery New Year’s Day arrives alongside a wellspring of optimism and anticipation for all that could happen in a new year. We make new resolutions, throw away old calendars, set lofty expectations, and look forward to a new year. It’s a […]

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Christmas Church Events Guide

Featured Churches & Christmas Events Christchurch 8800 Vaughn RoadCandlelit Service of Lessons and Carols featuring Madrigal Voices of Montgomery Brassworks and conductor Thomas Hinds, December 2 Christmas Eve Pageant, December 24 at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 at 8 p.m.www.christchurchxp.net Dalraida UMC Christmas 3817 Atlanta HighwayChristmas Cantata, December 19, 11 a.m. Christmas […]