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To a Christian and those who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Christmas holidays are a special time when friends and family gather around the hearth and celebrate God's gift to mankind.

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A couple stands underneath the clock tower on the north side of the historic DeSoto County Courthouse.

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A Southaven church plans to use Halloween weekend not to hand out candy and treats, but rather to provide a more meaningful and eternal message to youngsters, especially teenagers. 

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A ministry at a DeSoto County church that aims to uplift youngsters and people with special needs, along with their families, has thrived in that role over the past 15 years. 

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Getwell Road United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Bill Beavers admits he was called to the ministry at an early age, but he struggled mightily with accepting that call for years, instead establishing a farming operation and raising dairy cattle near his home in New Albany. 

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You may think there is little heavenly about the game of baseball, but for a ministry headed up by a Hernando native, a donation of gear from one of the top high school baseball programs in Mississippi to that ministry can certainly be called “Heaven sent.”

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In the Bible, Psalms 144:1 urges the nation of Israel to "Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle."

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After making the turn at Pleasant Hill Road from his Byhalia home the past 11 years as pastor of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Rev. David Laird’s morning commute to his new ministry location is now to Goodman Road in Olive Branch, where he is the new associate pastor for Maples Memo…

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The pain of divorce and marital separation is sometimes described as being “worse than death,” because, as Hernando United Methodist Church Senior Pastor David Cox noted, “At least with death there is a burial. But the reminders continue after a divorce, especially when children are involved…

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Bringing people together by sitting down and breaking bread and having fellowship is the aim of the inaugural "1Hernando Community Music & Family festival this Saturday on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in Hernando.

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After three years of trying to go on a mission trip, but being denied for various reasons each time, Raymond Flores Jr., a Southaven alderman in addition to his work with Cougar Chemical Co. of Memphis, was looking forward to spending two weeks teaching and working with pastors and lay leade…

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The Scriptures speak of new wine being poured into new wineskins and the congregation of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church is following the admonishment of the Disciple Mark.

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When Eastpoint Church lead pastor John Allen May looks at the Lewisburg area, he sees beyond the corn and other farm fields of what is becoming one of the more-populated areas of DeSoto County. 

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A DeSoto County couple’s passion for the plight of forgotten children, both at home and across the world, has led to their starting an effort to meet the needs of those youngsters.

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Meredith Moore Walker, one of the longest serving members of First Presbyterian Church of Hernando, has been recognized by the Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church of Hernando with an Honorary Life Membership during a recent ceremony at the church.

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Mike Goolsby, wife Tonya and the team at Colonial Hills Church have been trying to make a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life and faith journeys in the Mid-South for more than a decade.

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As the nation deals with the issues between some segments of the nation and the law enforcement community, as indicated in this week’s tragic events in Dallas, Texas and elsewhere, members of at least one DeSoto County law enforcement agency know that they have someone standing with them in …

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Prayer is an integral part of a Christian’s life. People pray for many reasons: as a means of praise, seeking intercession and as a believer’s effort to keep a constant communication going with God. 

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As Student Ministry Pastor at Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven, Jason Grissom tries to instill the teaching that salvation in Jesus Christ is the only true path toward an eternity with God.

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