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Homecoming and revival services planned

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 6277 Cartersville Road in New Canton, will host its annual homecoming service and revival Sunday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 4. ... Read more

5 days ago by Annie May Miles.

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

5 days ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Seek God’s kingdom now

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Prayer is a crucial tool in battle of good vs. evil

The novel “This Present Darkness” by Frank Peretti is about a struggling church deciding whether to keep their new pastor. The pastor asked a church ... Read more

5 days ago by Larry Davies.

Happy birthdays and best wishes

Cedar Baptist Church, at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will host its annual homecoming and revival services Sunday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 6. Homecoming ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Finding lessons from the pandemic

Praise be to God, the horrors of coronavirus are passing behind us. With more than 50% of our adult population vaccinated, our lives are gradually ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

A sweet coalition begins

One of the east coast’s oldest agricultural activities is finding its sweet spot among Virginia’s most celebrated home-grown commodities. More than 100 maple and tree ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Insights from a forgotten food writer

If you’ve never heard the name Clementine Paddleford and you enjoy reading good writing, then you are in for a treat. Paddleford was a popular ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Julia Palmer.

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

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Why should I go to church?

As we would say in the south, I was raised right. My family attended church off and on. Being a Navy family, we moved frequently, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

The ultimate pass along garden plant

You’ve seen them growing along the side of back roads, near abandoned homesteads and even along the edge of wooded areas. You’ve probably also seen ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Music of the Latter-day Saints meeting

I have been asked about music in services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Lord said, “The song of the righteous ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Brent Roberts.

Tar Wallet Baptist hosts VBS

Tar Wallet Baptist Church, located at 150 Tar Wallet Road in Cumberland, will host Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

Catching glimpses of the Kingdom of God

Something beautiful happened the last Sunday afternoon of June at Farmville Presbyterian Church. “What a fellowship. What a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms,” ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Teachers exhibit duty, honor and grace

Anyone in the military, looking at this title, “Duty, honor, grace,” would be tempted to correct me. The more familiar phrase is “duty, honor, country.” ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Despite our heritage, we are all people of the United States

In normal times, the Fourth of July is marked with family gatherings, barbecued feasts and fireworks. The subdued tone of last year’s pandemic-inspired quiet may ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Karen Bellenir.

Take time out before you burn out

Burn out. I’ve heard those words so many times. Friends, coworkers, supervisors, spouses, parents, students, these and many more groups are all susceptible to burn ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Rev. Barry Vassar.

How do we react when we stumble?

For a children’s message I wanted to illustrate Job from the Bible losing his family and his possessions. I said, “At any time, your calm ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Larry Davies.

Consider the lilies

“And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Susie Thomas.

The oxeye daisy is a weed, but an interesting one

Wander around the edge of the woods near the office at Holliday Lake State Park, and you’ll likely find several oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) blooming ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Dr. Cynthia Wood.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to a very special young lady, Fern Dunnavant of Dillwyn, who will celebrate her birthday Friday, July 2. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Annie May Miles.

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

1 month ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Happy anniversary wishes extended to the Trammels

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Dale Midkiff of Dillwyn on Monday, June 28, and Mary Dunkum of Dillwyn on Thursday, July 1. ... Read more

1 month ago by Annie May Miles.

Why I am so passionate about serving

Our church along with others support a group of aid organizations and churches in New Mexico and in El Paso, on the border with Mexico. ... Read more

1 month ago by Larry Davies.

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

1 month ago by John Moxley.

Being born again is not our choice

In John 3, Nicodemus has come to Jesus for some answers. Nicodemus is a good Pharisee, a good teacher. He’s had the right training. He’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Dale Brown.

Happy birthday wishes go out near and far

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people:  Eileen Reynolds of Buckingham and Walter Gadwell of New Jersey both celebrate birthdays Friday, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

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