How Can You Be Kinder? Here Are 30 Ways

In this time of so much turmoil and uncertainty, most people aren’t losing their minds, killing strangers or giving up. Instead, they are hunkered down, pulling together, depending on one another and finding their own solutions to the times.  So I thought of a...

Being Thankful is Always in Style

(RNS) Calling it a “beloved American tradition” in his official proclamation this week, President Obama reminded us that Thanksgiving is an opportunity “to focus our thoughts on the grace that has been extended to our people and our country.” Thank you, Mr. President....

Learning to Live a Life of Gratefulness

Our capacity to be thankful is greatly influenced by how we “see.” The great challenge for all of us (though for some it is greater): Can we “see” beyond and through the chaotic circumstances that threaten to envelop us? Can we find some...

The Promises God Keeps

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., on November 1, 2009. Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16                 Praise the Lord!  Some of you are looking at me oddly.  You are thinking it is funny for me to say that.  Why would that be?  It...