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Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Author at Farmville

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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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:00 am

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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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:00 am

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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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:37 am

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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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:40 am

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Listen to hear the lesson

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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Monday, January 6, 2020 7:39 am

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Getting our spiritual houses ready

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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:25 pm

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A humble walk with God

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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00 pm

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The power of words

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

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:00 am

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Seeing things differently

When I look at your heavens, The work of your fingers, The moon and the stars that you have established; What are human beings that ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Friday, September 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Columns

Learning is for everyone

It’s back to school time in these parts. Children and youth have attended their first classes of the year, and we all wish them the ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Friday, August 16, 2019 5:00 am

Columns

Looking ahead

Next month the church I am privileged to serve – Farmville Presbyterian Church – will celebrate its 175th anniversary as a chartered congregation. If you ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:52 am

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Walk humbly with God

From Memorial Day to the Fourth of July is a great time to be a U.S. American. I say U.S. American because to just say ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:23 pm

Columns

Remembering the saints

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:50 am

Columns

Now what?

It’s the week after Easter, the great high holy day of the Christian year. And all over the lands, the cry is heard from preachers ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:22 am

Columns

A time for joy

For those of us who are liturgically inclined, this is the season of Lent. The season of 40 days (excluding Sundays) of penitence, reflection and ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:49 am

Columns

A time to listen

This Sunday is a special one for us in the church, though not a very well-known one. It is Transfiguration Sunday. It is the Sunday ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:27 pm

Columns

Sharing his word

It’s the start of a new month, and many folks are counting down the days until spring. It usually comes a lot earlier around here ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:01 am

Columns

Letting thoughts lead the way

“Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:47 am

Columns

Facing grief and moving on

I was at the Southside Medical Center last week for my annual checkup. I was at the desk where a nice lady was taking in ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:36 am

Columns

Let your words impart grace

You have an advantage over me. As I write this piece, it is Monday morning, the day before the midterm elections. I do not know ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:22 am

Columns

This week, be a helper

Chances are pretty good that you will hear more than your share of Noah’s Ark jokes this week. Memories of a dry summer have been ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:45 am

Columns

Transition times

By the time you read this, the freshmen at Longwood will be coming into town to start their orientations, the schools in Farmville and surrounding ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:02 am

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Self control

We are now officially in the dog days of summer – those hot, sticky, muggy days in which doing anything takes a great deal of ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:26 am

Columns

Let the spirit take you where it wants

For Father’s Day my wife and I went over to Scottsville and took a canoe ride down the James. Other folks were there, of course, ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:12 am

Columns

Thank you for all who have given their all

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a great time to reflect and remember those who have given their lives so that we can enjoy our freedoms. I ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:41 am

Columns

Easter, a season of seven Sundays

One of the young ladies who comes to worship with us was puzzled recently about all of the talk about Easter since we are now ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 am

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Crucifixion vital to Easter story

By the time this devotion is published, it will be Good Friday. Some people will be in churches, observing this day that marks the crucifixion ... Read more

by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson, Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:19 pm

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