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Lessons I learned from my cat

We had a Blessing of the Animals earlier this month, hosted by our neighboring church, Johns Memorial Episcopal. It’s an event that marks the birthday ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Are we stuck in a rut, or do we rock the block for Jesus?

Are you stuck in a rut and do not realize it? Do you desire to get out, but feel overwhelmed? Or, are you satisfied with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

What are you looking at?

During this devotional I would like to think about what we look at and what we should be looking at, using a passage from 2 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

We must learn to forgive the little things too

This pandemic has changed many things about our lives, but one thing it hasn’t altered is the need for forgiveness in human relationships. As we ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

It is time for planting oaks of righteousness

After the baptism of Jesus in the Jordon River and the temptations in the wilderness that followed, Jesus came to His hometown of Nazareth and ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Money, what is it good for?

What do we really need? In Paul’s first letter to Timothy he sets it out in Chapter 6. He says what we need is to ... Read more

2 months ago by Dale Brown.

God is in the pandemic

Have you found yourself wondering during the course of the coronavirus crisis where God is in all of this? How long has it been now, ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Jesus rebutted the cancel culture

Who of us, when we reflect back over our lives, do not see things that we did, or statements we made that we regret? Even ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 months ago by Michael Kendall.

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