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It is good

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Take time to smell the flowers

I don’t know about you, but I live in a hurry, and when I try to do things, I also go all in. This is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Conflicted about conflict?

“But (Jesus) turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Susie Thomas.

Charity: Key to healthy community life

Living the hustle and bustle of our daily life, we seldom stop to consider the source of the many blessings that we take for granted. ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Fly or bee?

In the last year-and-a-half society has changed. We have been living with a threat hanging over our heads. The enemy is intangible, invisible, an elusive ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Following Jesus’ way

Something that has truly puzzled me lately is how some people seem to think that if they are faithful, they won’t get COVID. Just this ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Finding hope in a hard season

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the ... Read more

2 months ago by Susie Thomas.

Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

Then Jesus began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Striving with his guidance

The challenges that face us can sometimes bring thoughts of hopelessness. From personal difficulties to global warming, man faces a myriad of obstacles which are ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Olympics inspire us and give us hope

To be honest, I am a bit giddy about the Olympics. It is fun to watch the events, to learn about different sports, to see ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Just rest a while

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place ... Read more

3 months ago by Susie Thomas.

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

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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

3 months ago by John Moxley.

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 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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 months ago by Susie Thomas.

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

4 months ago by Matthew Sorenson.

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

4 months ago by Dale Brown.

Thinking about funeral practices and traditions

As a pastor, I have had a share in a number of funerals. This is probably no surprise. Just recently, though, the funerals of my ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It is through God’s grace we have anything at all

“For none of us lives to himself alone, and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord, and ... Read more

5 months ago by Susie Thomas.

God restores his people

Are you stuck in a life rut? Are you methodically going along with very little vision? In Isaiah 43 we see a picture of how ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

We can always rely on God

Tis the season for graduations. Hampden-Sydney just had two, this year’s graduating class and the previous year’s class that got bumped because of COVID. I ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

For all those contacts in our phone, rejoice

“Then Philip began to speak, and starting with this scripture, he proclaimed to him the good news about Jesus. As they were going along the ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

To whom will you pass the baton?

Passing the baton is a saying often associated with leadership. It has its roots in a relay race where a team of runners compete to ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Report.

We cannot escape from God

How well do people know you? I think we go through life and we kind of like our privacy. We don’t want people to know ... Read more

6 months ago by Dale Brown.

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

6 months 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

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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