Building from a prayer gathering of senior pastors this fall, a group of Southern Baptist pastors is inviting pastors, other ministers and ministry students to participate in a two-day prayer meeting in Atlanta Jan. 13-14.
The quick trip to this bustling Appalachian town was meant to observe the distribution of nearly 400 backpacks to eagerly awaiting children. The nearly seven-hour drive through Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky, across the winding and twisting Kingdom Come Parkway and into Harlan, provided a scenic glimpse into this part of the country in the dead of winter.
Southwest Georgia's Miller County has gained a wide reputation for "Swamp Gravy," the state's official folk-life play. Named after the propensity of area fishermen to create soup from fried-fish drippings, vegetables, and who-knows-what-else, this rural county with declining population found new life more than 20 years ago.
Rom. 8:8-17; 26-27
Bible Studies for Life, Jan. 12
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published December 26, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, I suppose that most of us will take the time to think about this year and all that has transpired through these twelve months. Some have experienced great joy, others great sorrow.
I recently read about a young 17-year-old girl. We'll call her "Jennifer." She stated, "I'm conservative, straight edge. I'm extremely awkward and prude, and the mere mention of pornography sends me in fits. I'm a vegetarian and I take success in school seriously and I respect and love my parents. I don't party and don't like to see people who aren't handicapped park in handicapped spaces."