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Issue Date: 2014-12-11
Volume: 193
Number: 25


ALS gripped him with life's 'big questions'

Burton had no idea some odd footsteps were the first sign of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Believers in trailer park 'give everything they have'

They are the forgotten people. The individuals you might not even notice if you passed them on the street.
CP 2% above budget projection
Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $31,959,358.96, or 2% more than the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 6.35% above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page.
Twenty-Five Years of Faithful Service
It has been my privilege to serve Georgia Baptists over the past 25 years through my role at the Georgia Baptist Foundation. I was hired in 1989 as the Director of Business and Accounting and promoted to Executive Director in 1991. My title was changed to President/CEO in 1992.
23 Years of Laboring for Baptist Causes
Few people have done as much as Doug Couch to raise funds for Baptists causes.
A north Georgia saint

Paul Wade was almost 76 years old in 2006 when he accepted the call to serve as associate pastor of Mount Salem Baptist Church in Flowery Branch. For the last three of those years he has worked with pastor Clyde Self, who refers to Wade as a north Georgia saint.
A Book Review: 'Life in the Blue Zone'
What could be worse than cancer? ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig's Disease)?

People and Places


Cooperative Program Stories

Baptist Villages: Continuing a 'continuum of care' for seniors

Georgia Baptists are people of the "book," and the "book" has a host of instructions about evangelism, missions, and Christian education. Tucked within those same pages one also finds directives concerning elder care.

Bible Study

Making Plans For Christmas

Matthew 1:18-25
Bible studies for Life, Dec. 21
The Shelter Of God's Encouragement

Psalm 42:1-3,6-8; 43:3-5
Bible Studies for Life, Dec. 28


The Open Door

The following information comes from an article in SBC LIFE, Winter 2014/2015 Edition, published by the SBC Executive Committee.
"Since you asked ..."

What can I give this Christmas to my agnostic friend?
We aren't moving to the back of the bus

Christmas is all about an innocent child who was born over two thousand years ago into abject poverty to homeless refugees on the outskirts of a brutal empire. A host of angels appeared in the sky to impoverished shepherds singing, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."