Matthew Sorenson, Author at Farmville

Columns

The Word — New laws are not enough

The brokenness of our world has become painfully obvious for all of us recently. On May 14, a young man walked into a Tops Supermarket ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, June 24, 2022 4:59 pm

THE WORD

The Word — Life amidst rapid changes

You can’t help but notice the price of a gallon of gasoline. The prices glow on signs everywhere you go. But a trip down the ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:15 am

THE WORD

The Word — Experiencing profound love

I learned how to bake from my mom. Growing up I was convinced that nobody could bake better than she could. She made the best ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Sunday, April 3, 2022 10:00 am

THE WORD

The Word — Full of hope

A young girl attended a Christian elementary school and had what she would call a very stern teacher. One day she was enjoying recess with ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Sunday, February 6, 2022 8:30 am

Columns

The Word — Celebrating as we enter a new year!

I hope you begin the new year jumping with excitement and rejoicing at the prospect of the year to come. That’s the person we find ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:00 am

THE WORD

Come and see promises fulfilled

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” In the midst of a pandemic ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, December 10, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

The joy of hiking

Someone recently asked me to recall a moment in my life that brought me great joy. The enormity of the question overwhelmed me because there ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, November 12, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

The truth is here

Since the beginning of time, Satan has tempted us to doubt the existence of truth. In Genesis 3:1 he tempts Eve with the words “Did ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, October 15, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Thriving in the midst of tribulation

The toll of human suffering right now is overwhelming. Wildfires continue to burn, taking with them whole communities. Hurricane Ida just swept through, taking lives ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

We don’t have to be enslaved to sin

The end of August and beginning of September signal a change in routine for many people. Summer vacations are quickly coming to an end, and ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, August 20, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Discerning God’s plans

 I’m often asked how we figure out what God’s plans are. Our first stop should always be God’s word. God’s word has a lot to ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 am

DEVOTIONAL

Growing in love, joy and peace

Our bodies are spectacular gifts from the Lord. No wonder we marvel and smile as we hold a newborn and gaze into those sparkling eyes. ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, June 25, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Life in the midst of death

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked …” Ephesians 2:1-2.  It doesn’t get much clearer than that. The ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, May 28, 2021 6:00 am

THE WORD

Jesus’ Passover is our Passover

More than 540,000 have died from COVID-19. Most of us know someone who has died. For 12 months, we have lived under the cloud of ... Read more

by Matthew Sorenson, Friday, March 26, 2021 6:00 am