English runner Omar Ahmed signed up to run the “Great Bristol Run” 10K race in September 2021. This race started in the same place as a half-marathon, but the paths separated at some point of the event. Ahmed took the wrong way and ended up running in the half-marathon. Not just running, but…

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-18

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ETBU Tigers welcomed their families to the Hill for a weekend full of community and fellowship on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18. A record number of ETBU family members joined campus life for social activities and Tiger Football.

In the 1960s, a psychologist wrote a book “Games People Play” that has sold over five million copies. The author’s premise was this: “We think we’re relating to other people — but actually we’re all playing games.” Psalm 12:2 puts it this way: “They speak vanity everyone with his neighbor: w…

“And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up…

Mark 9:29 says, “And he (Jesus) said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” We understand the power of fasting, but when was the last time you heard about someone doing it? Jesus spoke these words to the disciples, who could not carry out the work they th…

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O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? [Habakkuk 1:2]

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“I wish I hadn’t done that” “If I would have only done this.” “What was I thinking?” “If I had it to do over again…”

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The gospel of Mark 16:15 says, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Sounds like an impossible task doesn’t it? When we think about it, we realize that God would not have told us to do something that He did not want us to accomplish. Let me give you three ways …

The following is a piece by a missionary friend of mine. His name is Danny Tesseneer and he ministers to the people of India. May this speak to your heart.

We humans seem to enjoy movies that involve revenge for the hero. The good guy gets beat up or some terrible wrong is done to him, and when it seems he is finished he unleashes his wrath against the bad guys, and we like that. We like to see people get even, and we tend to like to get even o…

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Job 31:1 says, “I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?” The Hebrew word for covenant is berit, meaning “an alliance or pledge.” Make this alliance or pledge to God and others to help make you accountable.

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“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him” [1 Thessalonians 5:9-10]

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Bobby Bonner grew up in Southwest Texas in a town called Leakey. He was from a poor family and was the youngest of four children. As a young man he wanted to become a major league baseball player more than anything else.

Trinity Episcopal Youth has a homeless care package ministry that provides warm articles such as scarves, gloves, and hats during the cold winter months. These packages are handed out the week of Christmas and include the message of the coming of the Messiah.

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“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” [James 4:14-15]

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This week while reading the book of Nehemiah, this writer is impacted again by the devotion that Nehemiah exhibited toward the work that God had directed him to do. He was not a preacher or prophet, but a simple cupbearer to the king. This usually meant he drank first so that if the drink ha…

New Vision Baptist Church in Karnack celebrated its third church anniversary on the Fourth of July with a spirit-filled, standing-room only crowd. Guests traveled from Dallas, Gladewater and Monroe, Louisiana, for the occasion.

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Standing here at Heritage Baptist Church in Jefferson on this July evening, with the sun setting behind our buildings, it is amazing to view the enormous shadow that our church makes. Have you ever been fascinated with shadows? This writer has ever since he was a child, and still is.

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O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, o Lord. [Psalm 139:1-4]

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As Independence Day approaches, we need to be thankful for the freedom that we have experienced in our generation. We have never known slavery. We have never suffered through Communism. Other than September 11th, we have witnessed few of the horrors that past generations have had to endure. …

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One often hears this expression, especially in a classroom, “Now pay attention!” That is a way of saying, “Listen! Give your attention to what is being said or done.”

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How important is the Bible? Something so incredibly valuable can never be assigned a dollar amount. Romans 15:4 states, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Do you believe this? H…

Someone wisely said, “Being a father is the most important role I will ever play and if I don’t do this well, no other thing I do really matters.”

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If you heard that Horseshoe crab blood is a necessary medical marvel, would you believe the story? It is true. Companies capture millions of crabs, take part of their blood, and release them back into the ocean. $15,000 is the going price for a single quart of this precious substance.

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I have been reading about Paul’s life following his conversion experience with Jesus on the Damascus Road. As you recall, Paul [then Saul] was a zealous persecutor of the members of the Way. He was on his way to Damascus in search of more believers when he met the Christ. The event is worth …

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For many years, an archaeologist named Howard Carter searched in vain for the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Most of his peers believed it was a futile search, but Carter disagreed. For more than thirty years he continued his search. Finally, his last sponsor decided to stop funding the project.

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Kelli Taylor and a friend of hers hosted the first Bless this Mess Rally in 2019, inviting members of Taylor’s Christian women’s Facebook group to come together to hear local women speak — and this year the event is open to all women across the community.