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Unclean spirits testify to Jesus’ identity

In Mark, Jesus begins his ministry with a bang. His first act of ministry after his baptism, his temptation, and the calling of his disciples ... Read more

6 days ago by Dale Brown.

Farmville through a newcomer’s eyes

What do you do when you move to a new place? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you begin by… looking around. Scanning ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

To keep receiving, we need to give

In Luke Chapter 7, verses 11-17 Jesus tells his disciples and us about prayer and forgiveness. There are some familiar things in this passage, aren’t ... Read more

1 month ago by Dale Brown.

Are you like a sheep without a shepherd?

Numerous times in scripture we are compared with sheep. Isaiah the prophet, say’s “All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Only God can judge a person’s heart

I had a coworker once who asked me about a decision that we had made regarding a difficult situation. They asked, “Did we do the ... Read more

2 months ago by Barry Vassar.

We must pass the test

Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted 40 days and ... Read more

2 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

We need to pray always and never quit

There are times we are discouraged or tired and need a break. Jesus understands this and periodically takes His disciples into seclusion to rest physically, ... Read more

2 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Rhythm is a vital part of who we are

Our very existence is based on rhythm. There is the beat, beat, beat of the heart, absolutely necessary for our lives – when that stops, ... Read more

2 months ago by Dale Brown.

We must continue to love and let God lead us

As the story goes, a man and his family weathered a catastrophic storm. It raged mercilessly and ravaged their whole existence. They held onto each ... Read more

3 months ago by Michael Kendall.

Find the path toward a glorious day

On the farm, I take daily walks. One of my favorite walking paths winds down into the woods, down a valley with a small stream ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

In marriage, some talking to each other must occur

One major problem in most marriages is the lack of communication. Couples must make time to talk, verbalizing their needs and dissatisfaction. We cannot fix ... Read more

3 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Jesus lifts us up on rainy days, Mondays and every day

Years ago the late, great Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” As I sit and write this piece, it is ... Read more

4 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Jesus is our Feast of Unleavened Bread

We can better understand the celebration of Easter from the seven feasts God gives Israel. Three of the four spring feasts of Israel occur during ... Read more

4 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Jesus is our Feast of Unleavened Bread

We can better understand the celebration of Easter from the seven feasts God gives Israel. Three of the four spring feasts of Israel occur during ... Read more

4 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Must we see to truly believe?

Do you believe in Easter? Do you believe in the resurrection? Some say, seeing is believing. Much of the description of the resurrection in chapter ... Read more

4 months ago by Dale Brown.

We are not alone

It’s the end of another long week, but I don’t know what to say to you. We have had to go through another week of ... Read more

5 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Christ our first fruit

We can better understand the celebration of Easter from the Seven Feasts God gives Israel. The New Testament reveals the Old Testament whereas the Old ... Read more

5 months ago by Steve Conwell.

The root of peace

I grew up as the son of missionaries in Pakistan, and when we were on furlough in the U.S. my parents would go to churches ... Read more

5 months ago by Dale Brown.

Lent should give us time to think

As a generation, we live as people who seem to move faster and faster. The illusion is that the more we move, the more we ... Read more

5 months ago by Michael Kendall.

Affirm and love each other this Lenten season

It’s the first Friday in Lent, a 40-day season (excluding Sundays) in the Christian calendar. It’s a season to mark repentance, that wonderful and often ... Read more

6 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

God is love

The English word love is used in many ways. It ranges from infatuation for ourselves to a sacrificial love for others. All of us want ... Read more

6 months ago by Steve Conwell.

It’s wonderful we have a God who searches for us

In Luke 15:1-7 there is the parable of the lost sheep. A shepherd has 100 sheep, and as he’s out there in the wilderness, he ... Read more

6 months ago by Dale Brown.

‘A Deep Breath’

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. It is something you have done thousands of times today before you even saw these words. It is likely ... Read more

6 months ago by Michael Kendall.

There is always something new

It’s hard to believe this is the last day of the first month of the year. That went quick. Or did it? We all have ... Read more

7 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Our self-worth

One psychologist estimates 95 percent of our society has feelings of inferiority. Low self-worth causes us to feel dissatisfied with other people, ourselves and life. ... Read more

7 months ago by Steve Conwell.

Overwhelming, abundant grace

A few years ago I visited St. Petersburg, Russia, the city the Czar Peter the Great had built on the delta of the Neva River. ... Read more

7 months ago by Dale Brown.

Can we talk?

Conversation. It can be chit-chat or heart-to-heart. It can be lengthy or short. It can be heated. It can be cool. But it is one ... Read more

7 months ago by Michael Kendall.

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