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“Lord I believe, help my unbelief!” Have you ever found yourself in that situation? I’ve prayed, believed, and watched as God moved in the lives of others, but when I need a miracle, I wonder if it will happen. I may think I don’t deserve it, or I may forget what a mighty God we serve, but i…

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Do you ever struggle to hear God? I have at different times in my life. Sometimes I’ve had big decisions and I’ve asked, “Where are you Lord?” Even though I feel like he should have already responded, and I have not heard a word. I know my God is faithful. He has never let me down. That does…

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I played softball for many years, and I loved every minute of it. As I grew up I’d find myself in the stands rather than on the field. While sitting in the stands, oh how I wanted to be a part of that next pitch, take a run around the bases, or catch a line drive. I also remember it took a l…

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New Harmony Baptist Church, located at 8816 Hwy. 334, Nicholson, will not hold homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free grocery box (recipients must be present) on Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 3428 Neese Commerce Road.

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Teamwork is so important in life. It’s important at home, in the workplace, and in God’s Kingdom. It’s working together, effectively and efficiently, to achieve a goal. I always try to instill the importance of teamwork in my grandson, Nate, and I hope to do the same with Rylee when she gets…

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Braselton Church of God of Prophecy is hosting its services online amid the increase in COVID-19 cases. Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening Bible services can be found on the Braselton COGOP Facebook page.

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That was one question people used to ask me again and again. At that point in my life I would always think about my career. I wanted to live in the city and work in business administration. I didn’t plan on getting married or having children. I’m sure…

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Dugar Strickland will be hosting an Old Fashion Front Porch Picking and Grinning Friday night, July 24, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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Dan Sweat, pastor emeritus for the Berean Baptist Church, Lilburn, will be speaking at the Jackson County Baptist Church Summer Spectacular on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m.at the church auditorium located at 79 Memorial Drive, Jefferson.

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Jackson County Baptist Church is planning a Family Conference presented by Dr. S. M. Davis on Saturday, August 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, August 9, at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

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“Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.” The mere mention of our Savior’s name will change my day. I get totally wrapped up in the decisions and duties and it can stress me out! When this happens I know I need to switch gears, and focus on the name of Jesus.

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When I walked into Zach and Casey’s house last week, I felt like a movie star! Seriously! I had a 2 3/4 year old running into my arms and I had a nine-month old clapping and smiling like never before. Without a doubt I am loved by some of the people who matter most in my life.

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Jackson County Baptist Church will hold a Men's Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, June 20, at 8 a.m. in the Activities Building on the property at 79 Memorial Drive, Jefferson. Everyone is invited to attend.

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I imagine we all know many June brides, and my family has at least five couples who will be celebrating from 15 to 56 years this month.

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Scripture is clear. We should serve others, and Jesus is the greatest example of service to mankind. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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We all have big dreams of what we want to do for the Lord. We may envision ourselves in a pulpit singing or preaching to the multitudes. Our heart’s desire could be to spread the gospel on the foreign mission fields. While these are wonderful visions of our life’s work, it’s so important for…

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Hoschton United Methodist Church will continue having drive-in worship each Sunday provided it is not raining until the church can gather back into the sanctuary after June 22.

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Hoschton United Methodist Church recently announced that the Bishop of the North Georgia Conference has asked that UMC churches not gather before June 22. But the Bishop and Cabinet are allowing drive-in worship.

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The silence of Easter Sunday this year due to the virus left churches closed for their usual Easter celebrations. Later in the day Sunday, a fog settled into the community ahead of powerful thunderstorms that hit late Sunday evening and into Monday morning. Here, Jefferson First United Metho…

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Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, held its first drive-in service last Sunday. Minister Nick Vipperman stood on the back of a platform trailer to preach to those gathered in the church's parking lot in their vehicles. Other area churches are also reportedly doing similar services and onli…

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Faye Griffin, First Baptist Church Jefferson treasurer, is shown presenting a check to Ronnie Hopkins, Jefferson Board of Education chairman, for $3,000 for the Meal Sack Initiative. These meals are being provided, at a private expense, free of charge to the community. The food and nutrition…

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Do you ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? I’ve been there and I’m sure we all have at one time or the other. During those times it can be difficult to keep a positive outlook. There doesn’t seem to be an answer in sight. We may have hope for a brief period of time, …