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
2 days ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
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
1 week ago by Steve Conwell.
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
2 weeks ago by Dale Brown.
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
3 weeks ago by Michael Kendall.
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
1 month ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
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
1 month ago by Steve Conwell.
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
2 months ago by Dale Brown.
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
2 months ago by Michael Kendall.
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
2 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
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
2 months ago by Steve Conwell.
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
2 months ago by Dale Brown.
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
3 months ago by Michael Kendall.
Back in what seems like another life, I worked as a sports writer for the morning newspaper in Greenville, South Carolina. One of the most ... Read more
3 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
The wise men play a significant role in the Christmas Story. They are gentiles who recognize the King of the Jews as their Sovereign. Being ... Read more
3 months ago by Steve Conwell.
I confess I have a lump in my throat. Call me a sap. I don’t care. Saint Nicholas, a Christian saint, is a model of ... Read more
4 months ago by Michael Kendall.
For a lot of folks, Christmas season has already started. It began with the last piece of turkey going off the table and the stores ... Read more
4 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
America’s Thanksgiving holiday does not seem to be appropriate because it is the result of the peoples’ hardships. The events surrounding the occasion will give ... Read more
4 months ago by Steve Conwell.
Gratitude, thankfulness, has become a thing these days. On Facebook I see so many of my friends and colleagues posting about people and things they ... Read more
5 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
The passing of the offering plate is the most dreaded time of the church service. A prevalent sin in the church is that of covetousness, ... Read more
5 months ago by Steve Conwell.
Psalm 146 tells us we should praise the Lord in everything we do, as long as we live, for the Lord is the one we ... Read more
5 months ago by Dale Brown.
Full disclosure. I am a pastor and it is pastor appreciation month. I am not soliciting comments and cards myself — I have been well ... Read more
5 months ago by Michael Kendall.
One of the things I like best about living in Farmville is the Virginia Children’s Book Festival that comes our way every year about this ... Read more
6 months ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.
The disciples ask the Lord to teach them one thing in life, how to pray. The most powerful force in this world is prayer yet ... Read more
6 months ago by Steve Conwell.
In Philippians 4:6-9 Paul gives us a four-step process to handling life, not only when things are easy, but especially when things are tough as ... Read more
6 months ago by Dale Brown.
The checkout line at the local grocery store was long and I was in a hurry. Seeing another line nearly empty, I walked over and stood be– ... Read more
6 months ago by Larry Davies.
Banana bread. Since childhood it has been one of my weaknesses. It was a longed-for treat, made by my nana. Her recipe was one of ... Read more
6 months ago by Michael Kendall.
The news has been traumatic lately. Devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian is still being felt in the Bahamas and on our East Coast — lives ... Read more