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Devotional

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

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago by Guest Columnist.

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