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John Moxley, Author at Farmville

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What is our identity in Christ?

As I write this, I have already preached my final sermon at the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn. I am no longer considered a pastor. ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:00 am

Columns

Transitioning into a ‘new normal’

One of Moses’ last acts on earth was to individually bless the tribes of Israel. It was one of the ways God prepared them for ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:41 pm

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It’s time to take off the mask

Are you still going to wear a mask? That’s not a question regarding COVID protocol or the relaxing of some of the regulations regarding mask ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, May 21, 2021 6:00 am

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There is a time for everything.

There is a time for everything. The Bible records this wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3, and perhaps you have heard this phrase woven throughout ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, April 2, 2021 6:00 am

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Lessons learned on snowy days

The snow and ice from the previous weeks have made many churches “self-quarantine” due to the weather. The church I serve has a radio ministry ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:00 am

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Thanks to WFLO for giving local churches a voice

Radio is a powerful medium for communication. In the U.S. alone there are more than 550 million radios in use including more than 170 million ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, January 29, 2021 6:00 am

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Look at the one who is ready and willing to save us

A message on social media said, “We will not walk into 2021 like we own it, we better walk cautiously into 2021, not touching anything ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:00 am

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Emmanuel, God is with us

This time in 2019 I looked at the prospect of 2020 being a different year than it turned out. Who could have imagined just how ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, December 4, 2020 6:00 am

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God is what our country needs

I’m John Moxley and I approve this message. I am writing before the presidential election. Hopefully by the time you read this, a result has ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 am

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Recovering from ‘surge capacity’ depletion

In those early COVID-19 quarantine months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

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Like Paul, we need to find comfort in our current condition

I will confess that I have had my fair share of “grumbling” since COVID-19 was thrust upon us. Like all pastors serving churches, we have ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:00 am

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Give up, give in, or go on

I am grateful for that statement from Andy Andrews. For more than the last five months, we’ve all been making lemonade out of the lemons ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:00 am

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Three things you need to ‘stay in’ this season

During our COVID “quarantine” my wife and I studied Keys to Freedom by Nancy Alcorn. I want to share with you some habits that help ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:00 am

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Thy will, not mine, be done

A delightful man in our congregation recently lost his wife suddenly. Many people had been praying for her recovery. When she departed to be with ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:00 am

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How will you come out of this time of quarantine?

Right now we are in the middle of, what feels like, if not is, a global quarantine. Countries around the world have lockdowns, and shelter-in-place ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 am

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A different Easter

Easter is going to be a little different this year. How could it not be? Observing our cherished Easter traditions has become all but impossible. ... Read more

by John Moxley, Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:00 am

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God’s Daylight Savings plan

I’ve discovered that time goes by fast when you realize your child is old enough to vote. I’m so proud of my daughter for exercising ... Read more

by John Moxley, Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30 am

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Bumper Car Living

The most thrilling ride at any fair or amusement park for me as a child was the bumper cars. For a young person who never ... Read more

by John Moxley, Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:25 am

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2020 Vision

I remember when I first got glasses. I was 18 and in the United States Army. They were not attractive, they were the “Buddy Holly” ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:33 pm

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A Christmas letter from Jesus

An unknown author wrote “A Christmas letter from Jesus.” I hope you find it helpful this Christmas: “It has come to my attention,” Jesus begins, ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, December 13, 2019 10:33 am

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Arise and shine, time change

I’m still not back to “normal” after daylight saving time. That might seem odd. I can understand if we had lost an hour, but even ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:11 pm

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Of mummies and men

“Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, October 18, 2019 12:08 pm

Church & Community

Ringley Brothers and revivals

Each year the church I work with prepares a time for spiritual focus and renewal. Revival. And I’ve found that that’s pretty common in our ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, September 20, 2019 2:55 pm

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What I want on my epitaph

The Bible tells us that “God is Love” 1 John 4:8. But how can we even begin to understand what that means? There are many ... Read more

by John Moxley, Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:02 am

Columns

THE WORD: About the ‘dash’

This past week I saw a social media app that takes a current picture of an individual and “ages” them. Perhaps that might be somewhat ... Read more

by John Moxley, Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00 am

Columns

THE WORD: The joy of the Lord is our strength

The prophet Nehemiah voiced this memorable phrase “The joy of the Lord is our strength.” What a great affirmation! Then we come to this wonderful ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:42 am

Columns

THE WORD: Does God really only give us what we can handle?

I think about the statement many people say in times of immense suffering, “God won’t give you more can you can handle.” But those words ... Read more

by John Moxley, Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:12 am

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