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He is risen indeed

Pretend for a moment that you are meeting a friend following our recent celebration of the resurrection of Christ from the dead. You have a ... Read more

3 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Blessings can be found in interruptions

How well do you deal with interruptions? You’re engaged in a task at work, maybe you’re up against a deadline, and things are just starting ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s time to get to know our neighbors again

Do you have more “strangers” in your neighborhood? Are you a stranger to more people around you than a year ago? For most of us ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Have we made Jesus king for just a moment?

It is estimated there were 2.5 million people in Jerusalem that day. They had returned from all over the world for the Passover Feast. And ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Dale Brown.

The value of Lent is universal

If you are not all that familiar with Lent, it is the intentional time leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. As you ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

What will we do with our wild and precious lives?

One of my favorite modern poets is Mary Oliver. She died two years ago, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of poems about the natural world, ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Who is guarding our city?

Farmville is a special place. It’s the home of our church fellowship, a place with friends, a place to shop and dine, but our town, ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Where else do we go but to Jesus?

In John 6:53, Jesus says something which jars his followers. He says, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and ... Read more

2 months ago by Dale Brown.

Giving the best, or at least good enough

One passage that you have not heard many sermons unpacking (not surprisingly) is Acts 5:1-11, the Ananias and Sapphira story. This is one difficult, maybe ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

‘Not for sale’

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) An ... Read more

2 months ago by Susie Thomas.

Hope gives us perseverance for difficult times

The word hope means “eager expectation.” Are you eagerly expecting something in the near future? How about on behalf of Farmville, or our nation? Someone ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Praise is a key part of worship

Psalm 146 starts: “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!” Praise is an integral part of worship. Israel knew that. That is why ... Read more

3 months ago by Dale Brown.

COLUMN — A time for mourning

Even though we are still living in pandemic days, we did just hold our traditional time of celebration and fun between Christmas and New Year’s. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Beauty is where we find it

Have you ever thought about the many ways we use a certain word? Take the word, “love,” for instance. In the space of 24 hours,I’ve ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

Jesus is only a prayer away

In second Chronicles chapter 32, Hezekiah, King of Judah, watched as more than 185,000 soldiers from Assyria prepared for war against little Jerusalem, the city ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Like Joseph, we must trust and obey

Well, it’s Christmas. Merry Christmas. I pray that this day will be blessed for you, filled with peace and hope. The Christmas story in Luke ... Read more

4 months ago by Dale Brown.

We need more Ruths this Christmas

In some ways this is the hardest time of the year to write a column. We have heard many of the same stories and lessons ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Nevertheless, the angels sing

I don’t know what I like best about the celebration of Christmas. There’s the lights. Have you been on Farmville’s “Battle of the Bulbs” holiday ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Make the most of opportunities that come our way

Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” If any of us are searching for a new beginning, a fresh start, and are ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Part of Advent is learning to wait for God

Waiting. That’s something we’re not very good at, is it?    Much of our technology today is designed to keep us from waiting. We get ... Read more

5 months ago by Dale Brown.

The waiting is the hardest part

I’ll just go ahead and tell you that you will hate this column. I’m sorry, but one of the most important things we all are ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

‘Through a glass darkly’

I am blessed to live in a very interesting home. My husband, Britt, and I are renting the upper story of an old house on ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

We are to bring hope to a hurting world

Are you a believer in Jesus Christ? Is your faith in God strong enough to endure this season of testing? How you are responding to ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Repentance is a daily task

The Psalms often have a short statement at the beginning, sometimes identifying their composer, sometimes with a musical or liturgical instruction, sometimes with a description ... Read more

6 months ago by Dale Brown.

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

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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