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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

7 days 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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 months ago by Dale Brown.

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

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It is time for planting oaks of righteousness

After the baptism of Jesus in the Jordon River and the temptations in the wilderness that followed, Jesus came to His hometown of Nazareth and ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Money, what is it good for?

What do we really need? In Paul’s first letter to Timothy he sets it out in Chapter 6. He says what we need is to ... Read more

5 months ago by Dale Brown.

God is in the pandemic

Have you found yourself wondering during the course of the coronavirus crisis where God is in all of this? How long has it been now, ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Jesus rebutted the cancel culture

Who of us, when we reflect back over our lives, do not see things that we did, or statements we made that we regret? Even ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Unclean spirits testify to Jesus’ identity

In Mark, Jesus begins his ministry with a bang. His first act of ministry after his baptism, his temptation, and the calling of his disciples ... Read more

6 months ago by Dale Brown.

Farmville through a newcomer’s eyes

What do you do when you move to a new place? If you’re anything like my husband and me, you begin by… looking around. Scanning ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

To keep receiving, we need to give

In Luke Chapter 7, verses 11-17 Jesus tells his disciples and us about prayer and forgiveness. There are some familiar things in this passage, aren’t ... Read more

7 months ago by Dale Brown.

Are you like a sheep without a shepherd?

Numerous times in scripture we are compared with sheep. Isaiah the prophet, say’s “All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Only God can judge a person’s heart

I had a coworker once who asked me about a decision that we had made regarding a difficult situation. They asked, “Did we do the ... Read more

7 months ago by Barry Vassar.

We must pass the test

Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted 40 days and ... Read more

7 months ago by Rev. Dr. James Taylor III.

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