Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
February 25, 2004
Thomasville - Judy Daughtry just finished a 40-day fast. She says, "We were praying for the Lord to bless our church more, bless our people more, and be spirit filled."
Today, Ash Wednesday, is day one of a new 40-day fast for Daughtry. "We're going to fast a meal a day for Lent," she says.
But why is it so important to her to give up something for Lent? "Well," explains Daughtry, "God sent his only Son to die for us, and why not give something back to God? And it's the most important thing in the world, just to give something up to please God."
Chris Goff, of First United Methodist, doesn't necessarily believe you have to give something up as a sacrifice. Why not take something on for 40 days? He says, "I had actually thought about taking something on instead of giving something up. Getting up even earlier and spend a little more time in devotional time in the morning than I normally do."
But not everyone has the willpower to give up a meal or extra time, so what can kind of small sacrifice can you make?
"Chocolate," says Carolyn Egan. "I think you're supposed to give up something that's kind of a sacrifice, and that's really my favorite thing."
A small sacrifice to honor the One Christians believe paid the ultimate price. The 40 days of Lent began today and ends on Easter Sunday, April 11th.