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God Squad: Don’t give up hope in this season of hope

Dear Rabbi Gellman: About a year ago, I sent you a question about the origins of faith that you very kindly addressed in your column. At that time, I was an agnostic who had been struggling to find faith for quite some time. I thought you might like to know that a lot has changed in the past year. I started attending services at a Methodist church where I was very fortunate to meet three pastors who have given me a warm welcome, and one of whom has spent time talking with me, encouraging me to find my own path to faith through prayer and study. I have now come to a place where faith is growing in me. It is still a fledgling faith, and I don’t know if I will ever become a Christian, but I am sure that there is no going back to being an agnostic. Since you and your column were a crucial step in my journey, I wanted to thank you and let you know what a tremendous difference you are making.

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God Squad: Tips from God to a child

Q: My grandson Aiden got an assignment to answer, “What is your duty to God?” He answered to take a shower every day, brush your teeth every day. I reminded him that he did neither every day and he giggled. Could you help us with your understanding what a 7-year-old boy’s duty is to God? – From J

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God Squad: You can start serving God by being just, merciful and humble

Q: I have been reading your and your now-heavenly pal Tommy’s column for years. My question for you is based on a recent column re Bob Dylan’s ”Gotta Serve Somebody” lyrics. This may sound stupid or naive, but how do I, how are we, supposed to serve God if we aren’t a member of the clergy, ordained or a rabbi? The financial challenges in this life for me – and I’m going to guess a lot of others require a focus that I don’t see as serving God. So how do I, how do we, serve God on a daily basis when keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table is of primary importance? It would be nice if you could list a bunch of ways to do that. Thanks and keep up your wonderful service to God. Can serving God be as simple as doing things like saying something thoughtful and nice to somebody or opening the door of a store for a stranger, saying good morning to people, etc.? – From D

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Billy Graham at 98

Billy Graham will celebrate his 98th birthday Nov. 7, 2016. The world-famous evangelist, was born in 1918 on a dairy farm in Charlotte, N.C..

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Billy Graham at 98

Billy Graham will celebrate his 98th birthday Nov. 7, 2016. The world-famous evangelist, was born in 1918 on a dairy farm in Charlotte, N.C..
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Billy Graham at 98 6:03

Billy Graham at 98

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral already a Raleigh landmark 1:26

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral already a Raleigh landmark

Evangelist Franklin Graham speaks about HB2, Hurricane Matthew and upcoming election during Raleigh visit 2:03

Evangelist Franklin Graham speaks about HB2, Hurricane Matthew and upcoming election during Raleigh visit

Greenville prays to stop rising flood waters 1:53

Greenville prays to stop rising flood waters