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Patrick and the History of St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, when we celebrate his life and legacy. However, this celebration didn’t begin until 1631, almost 1200 years after his death.

A Candid Interview with Steve Austin, Author of ‘From Pastor to Psych Ward’

I grew up in a fundamentalist church culture that demanded outward performance, to the detriment of genuine faith. Because my brain didn't work like other Christians I knew, I learned to blend in and keep my mouth shut.

The English School in Marietta Georgia is Touching Lives and Sharing the Gospel

It began the size of a mustard seed, grew in favor and stature and multiplied in a small town in Cobb County, Georgia.The English School of First Baptist Church of Marietta was formed in 1971. It was a ministry consisting of five teachers and fifteen students, which grew over the years.

Reaching the Nepali Bhutanese in Harrisburg, PA

With the Nepali Bhutanese refugee community growing each year in the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area, Kevin Brown, Pastor of Lighthouse Church, prayed for years to see a way to reach them for Christ.

A Blueprint for Prayer: Three Personal Petitions

Martin Lloyd-Jones said, “Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” Jesus knew the importance of coming face to...

Why a House Church?

Soon, the Lord made it clear to Brittian that theirs was to be a House Church, modeled after God\'s commands from the New Testament.

App Sees Increase in Bible Engagement with 1 Million New Subscribers in 24 Hours

On the heels of setting New Year’s resolutions, the YouVersion Bible App posted a record-breaking number of new plan subscriptions last January 1st.

Weighing In On Death of John Allen Chau

As news cycles go, the death of young adventurer-missionary John Allen Chau is old news but it keeps coming to mind.

The JOSHUA Tree Offers Hope

Cyndi Ramsey lost her son to substance related death nearly three years ago, but she's determined that it won't be the end of his story -- or hers. The pain...

Oasis Hair Salon Celebrates 25 Years with Christmas Charity Event

There is nothing quite like the joyful gleam in a child’s eye when he receives a gift at Christmastime. But what about those who live in foster care or low-income families? What will Christmas be like for them?
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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ leads September’s family-friendly lineup

More than a few of my childhood nights were spent sitting in my bedroom, wondering why my father was watching a “boring” PBS documentary on the Civil War.

Help! My Dog’s Itching is Driving Me Crazy

One of the most common problems I see on a daily basis in my practice is itching dogs.  This is because an itching animal usually gets the owner’s attention.  Persistent chewing and scratching is not only frustrating to the owner, but miserable for the pet as well

Claims Vaping a Safe Alternative to Smoking Go up in Smoke

While smoke is not involved in vaping, a firestorm of controversy about the safety of vaping has filled the air recently.