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Easter Events Guide

Featured Easter Events Aldersgate United Methodist Church 6610 Vaughn Road, 272.6152Palm Sunday Musical,Sunday, April 10 @ 10:30am in theSanctuary and online.Good Friday Tenebrae Service,Friday, April 15 @ 7:00pmEgg Hunt Saturday, April 9 @ 10 amEaster Celebration Services,Sunday, April 17, 6:15 am Virtual SonRise Service 8:15 am, Traditional Worship10:30am, Contemporary Worship Beacon of Hope Church of […]

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Faith vs. Fear?
by Madalyn Caldwell, LPC

And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7 KJV Constant worries, fears, and feelings of uneasiness are often experienced in today’s society. Through various forms of news, media, and social platforms, we are consistently intaking reports of bombings, impending wars, crime upticks, gas […]

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When God Says: Wait Up!

Most of us know the Bible story of Abraham and Sarah. Although they clearly had heard the promise of God to have a child multiple times, circumstances did not add up. They took the promise and “helped God along” by securing Sarah’s servant to bear a son… “just to be sure” the promise was fulfilled. […]

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How to Get Kids as Excited About Easter as Christmas

Our children seem to spend their lives counting down the sleeps to something. Birthdays, Christmas, end of term, family vacation… there’s always something for our 5 and 7-year-olds to count down the sleeps to. It’s their natural response to a day approaching on the horizon of their young lives which they know will be out […]

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Religion and a Sense of Well-Being

The Bible has plenty to say about spiritual and emotional health and well-being, and when we appropriate God’s resources, we can have satisfaction in Christ. We continue to be steadfast and satisfied in the Lord, regardless of trying external circumstances. Gallup’s Mood of the Nation survey unveils somewhat of a dichotomy, to which I think […]

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Remaining Obedient When You Feel God’s Pull

For months, I had felt a pull. A pull, knowing God was at work in my life. That change was coming. That something was developing, and all I had to do – or could do – was sit and wait. And obey. But really, just wait and trust. Because I knew searching for this change […]

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Alabama State University’s RealTalk College Ministry

A fellowship among believers is a safe place to be – it is what Zach Beasley has witnessed during his time as a campus minister at Alabama State and Tuskegee Universities.The students crave it! Beasley feels that while they obviously want to learn, what really comes to play is their general desire to grow as […]

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Faith @ Work:
Kesha Shaw, Mary Kay Consultant and Administrative Assistant for Women Impacting and Lifting Lives

You live by one of the most powerful Bible verses, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” How has that scripture influenced your life? Well, I have always been taught this principle by my parents. As a girl, I always stayed close to my mom, and she taught me to love people through […]

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The Real Cost of Social Media by
Chris Martin

Like it or not, we live in a world dominated by social media. While many older forms of media continue to exist and to exert their influence, all have in some way had to bow before the ascendancy of new media. It is pervasive, it is ubiquitous, it is addictive, and it is changing everything. […]

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Is It Unspiritual to Be Depressed?
by Paul Ritchie

Is it unspiritual to be depressed? Or perhaps, said better, is it necessarily unspiritual to be depressed? Most of us would agree that the answer is “no.” Of course we would want to include some nuance to affirm that spiritual malaise or emotional despondency can sometimes be the result of sinful thoughts or actions and […]