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God can work miracles through us

Drayton wrote about tense moments he experienced while waiting for his wife’s surgery. “It was 10 o’clock at night and Robin was outside looking at ... Read more

4 days ago by Larry Davies.

Happy return home to Janette Pond

Welcome home to our dear friend in Christ, Janette Pond of Cumberland, who recently spent several days at Central Southside Community Hospital of Farmville and ... Read more

4 days ago by Annie May Miles.

Pray for the best for all

I shared this message via Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 18, but felt it was appropriate to share as a devotional this week as well. Instead ... Read more

4 days ago by Barry Vassar.

May our elections be driven by love

Tis the season of elections. If this is news to you, you are living in a cave somewhere on the moon. While we have had ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

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

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

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

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

The old-fashioned, fire-engine-red water pump

In my office, there is an old-fashioned, fire-engine-red hand water pump given to me by a dear friend. I have seldom used one, but there ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Buckingham Baptist is selling drive-thru stew

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

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

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s the perfect time to find gentians

Fall means yellow flowers — goldenrods by the dozen, sunflowers, sneezeweed, and many, many more — but not all fall wildflowers are yellow. There are ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Be kind to one another

Recently I attended a graveside memorial service for a family friend and fellow member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named Mary. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Ministry also includes the sparrows

One morning following Easter during my quiet time with God, I was mentally rehashing all the wonderful things that happened. I was feeling good – ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Happy Birthday to Samantha Pond

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee’s Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Blessings to all creatures great and small

Farmville United Methodist Church and Johns Memorial Episcopal held a combined service of Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 4, with more than 20 people ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Crystal Vandegrift.

Letter – Crossroads needs to take steps to improve

To The Editor: I feel fear and hurt by failures of management within Crossroads Community Services Board. Fragile egos, incompetence, arrogance are failing the local ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Spider webs add seasonal ambiance

Mother Nature has been decorating my yard for Halloween. Because of her exuberant placement of spiders and webs, I’m feeling more prepared for the annual ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Some continued thoughts on prayer

Last week’s message about prayer raised more questions than answers. Is God listening? How do we recognize God’s answers? How do we block out stresses? ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Sympathies to the French and Boyles families

The Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket for $12 a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Gardening with dogs

Hello, fellow gardeners. My name is Anca vom Dreifke Wood. I’m my mom’s new garden helper. I can’t pick locks and open gates like my ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

We should follow in Christ’s footsteps

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Barry Vassar.

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

4 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

Prayer is a key to our relationship with God

“Does God answer prayer?” I asked. “Of course. Yes. Always,” people usually answer. “Then, why don’t we pray more frequently?” After a long silence, there ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

Alzheimer’s didn’t stop Grandma Booker

Editor’s Note – Nikki Dean writes about her experiences as the great granddaughter of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. Monday is World’s Alzheimer’s Day. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Some thoughtful sayings to ponder

This column is dedicated to interesting, inspirational and/or original sayings from mainly U.S. English. A future column will take on proverbs or sayings from other ... Read more

1 month ago by Julia Palmer.

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

1 month ago by John Moxley.

Landfill Alert Committee plans BBQ fundraiser

Attention, attention, attention, the Cumberland County Landfill Alert Committee’s Third Annual Fundraiser will be a BBQ to go. This will include a 15-hour smoked brisket ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

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.

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