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Happy to be here: Bigger than any one of us

Among Christians, the prayer commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer or the Our Father is well known. I ...

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State birds and flowers have rich history

By Randi Clifford VCE South Central Master Gardener Did you ever wonder how the state bird designation got ...

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Through the garden gate: Oh! Those odd names

You all know that I’m slightly obsessed with daylilies. They’re the perfect plant for hot summer days when ...

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The Word: Seek the peace and prosperity of the city

It can be easy to feel like an exile in our world today. Cable news, social media, even ...

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Devotional: ‘A different path’

Nearly 27 years ago, the Lord used some encouragement from dear friends to cause my wife Sherri and ...

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Sowing Seeds: Prayer, care and share

Transitions are seldom easy, but the right transitions directed by God enable you to find fulfillment and be ...

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Trent Mill news: Landfill, fellowship non-profits prepare for July meetings

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a non-profit organization, hosts its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, July 10 ...

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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 ...

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Devotional — Ordinary time

Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. 5 You shall love the LORD your ...

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Sowing Seeds — Comfort during strife

Last week, I said goodbye to two churches I dearly love and prepared to go to another church ...

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Trents Mill News — Community news

First Baptist Church of Dillwyn will be hosting a community cookout at Ellis Acres Park, located 245 Camden ...

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The Word: We have believed in love

Ten years ago this summer, I was in Econe, Switzerland. It was an idyllically beautiful day. The sun ...

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Sowing Seeds: Fishing – The rest of the story

My life was falling apart. I even considered quitting ministry. Peter after failing Jesus was ready to quit ...

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Trent’s Mill News: Community happenings

First Baptist Church of Dillwyn will be hosting a community cookout at Ellis Acres Park located at 245 ...

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Devotional — Greed: the antithesis of charity

In these troubled times, one asks, “What can I do to make our national and local community life ...

THE WORD

The Word —The power of faith in action

At the Last Supper, after He had washed the feet of His disciples, in the midst of some ...

SOWING SEEDS

Sowing Seeds — Fishing

Before I became a pastor, Zig Ziglar, the famous motivational speaker, signed one of his books and added ...

DEVOTIONAL

Devotional — Spirit in different ways

Wind, Spirit, Breath. Throughout the Bible, these words are actually the same. Whether it is Ruah in Hebrew ...

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

Through the Garden Gate — The joys of a simple garden

Farmville is blessed with many talented gardeners. Explore the various neighborhoods, and you’ll find English kitchen gardens with ...

HAPPY TO BE HERE

Called by a scammer

A few weeks ago, I received a disturbing voice mail message. The recorded announcement claimed that permission to ...

TRENT'S MILL NEWS

Events happening in the neighborhood

Tar Wallet Baptist Church, located at 150 Tar Wallet Road in Cumberland, will be hosting their annual Vacation ...

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Mother Natures Garden — Hexastylis: A plant with a steep learning curve

For years I’ve found heartleaf (Hexastylis spp.) all over Cumberland, Appomattox, Powhatan, and Prince Edward Counties. There are ...

THE WORD

The Word — Win or lose…keep playing hard

On Sunday, May 15, the Cincinnati Reds lost against the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. While this may not appear ...

SOWING SEEDS

21 Empty Chairs

Garfield the cartoon cat is sitting in a comfortable chair and sees the dog, Odie at the window ...

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE

Typos and Errors

Today’s column presents the latest batch of typos and errors. Typos are often due to our typing quickly ...

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Devotional — ‘When Dark Clouds Gather’

For several weeks this Spring, the dark, rain filled clouds have created a somber atmosphere around us. The ...

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Trents Mill News — Happenings in the neighborhood

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee, a non-profit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, ...

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