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Devotional

‘A Deep Breath’

Take a deep breath. Now exhale. It is something you have done thousands of times today before you even saw these words. It is likely ... Read more

1 year ago by Michael Kendall.

There is always something new

It’s hard to believe this is the last day of the first month of the year. That went quick. Or did it? We all have ... Read more

1 year ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Our self-worth

One psychologist estimates 95 percent of our society has feelings of inferiority. Low self-worth causes us to feel dissatisfied with other people, ourselves and life. ... Read more

1 year ago by Steve Conwell.

Overwhelming, abundant grace

A few years ago I visited St. Petersburg, Russia, the city the Czar Peter the Great had built on the delta of the Neva River. ... Read more

1 year ago by Dale Brown.

Can we talk?

Conversation. It can be chit-chat or heart-to-heart. It can be lengthy or short. It can be heated. It can be cool. But it is one ... Read more

1 year ago by Michael Kendall.

Listen to hear the lesson

Back in what seems like another life, I worked as a sports writer for the morning newspaper in Greenville, South Carolina. One of the most ... Read more

1 year ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Gifts of the wise men

The wise men play a significant role in the Christmas Story. They are gentiles who recognize the King of the Jews as their Sovereign. Being ... Read more

1 year ago by Steve Conwell.

‘Santa’s Prayer’

I confess I have a lump in my throat. Call me a sap. I don’t care. Saint Nicholas, a Christian saint, is a model of ... Read more

1 year ago by Michael Kendall.

Getting our spiritual houses ready

For a lot of folks, Christmas season has already started. It began with the last piece of turkey going off the table and the stores ... Read more

1 year ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

The history of Thanksgiving

America’s Thanksgiving holiday does not seem to be appropriate because it is the result of the peoples’ hardships. The events surrounding the occasion will give ... Read more

1 year ago by Steve Conwell.

A humble walk with God

Gratitude, thankfulness, has become a thing these days. On Facebook I see so many of my friends and colleagues posting about people and things they ... Read more

1 year ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Giving is from the heart

The passing of the offering plate is the most dreaded time of the church service. A prevalent sin in the church is that of covetousness, ... Read more

1 year ago by Steve Conwell.

Praise the Lord

Psalm 146 tells us we should praise the Lord in everything we do, as long as we live, for the Lord is the one we ... Read more

1 year ago by Dale Brown.

More than one day a week

Full disclosure. I am a pastor and it is pastor appreciation month. I am not soliciting comments and cards myself — I have been well ... Read more

1 year ago by Michael Kendall.

The power of words

One of the things I like best about living in Farmville is the Virginia Children’s Book Festival that comes our way every year about this ... Read more

1 year ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Lord teach us to pray

The disciples ask the Lord to teach them one thing in life, how to pray. The most powerful force in this world is prayer yet ... Read more

2 years ago by Steve Conwell.

Worry no longer

In Philippians 4:6-9 Paul gives us a four-step process to handling life, not only when things are easy, but especially when things are tough as ... Read more

2 years ago by Dale Brown.

Opportunities to let your light shine

The checkout line at the local grocery store was long and I was in a hurry. Seeing another line nearly empty, I walked over and stood be– ... Read more

2 years ago by Larry Davies.

Key ingredient

Banana bread. Since childhood it has been one of my weaknesses. It was a longed-for treat, made by my nana. Her recipe was one of ... Read more

2 years ago by Michael Kendall.

Comfort

The news has been traumatic lately. Devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian is still being felt in the Bahamas and on our East Coast — lives ... Read more

2 years ago by Larry Davies.

Jump

“I want to jump off the high dive,” sounded daring spoken from the safety of the ground. But, as I joined the line climbing the ... Read more

2 years ago by Larry Davies.

Seeing things differently

When I look at your heavens, The work of your fingers, The moon and the stars that you have established; What are human beings that ... Read more

2 years ago by Rev. Dr. Tom Robinson.

Working for the Lord

I Corinthians 15 is called the Resurrection Chapter in the Bible. It gives us more information on the resurrection than the rest of the Bible as ... Read more

2 years ago by Steve Conwell.

Victory to despair to faith

Our business enjoyed the best year ever. We shattered every sales record. Profits were exceptional. We even set a record for fewest customer complaints. It ... Read more

2 years ago by Larry Davies.

Vengeance or forgiveness?

He told our group at church that his son was murdered during a robbery and the perpetrator was going on trial in a few days. ... Read more

2 years ago by Larry Davies.

Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you

What do you think of Nicodemus? He’s kind of an interesting guy, isn’t he? John tells us that he was a Pharisee, a leader of ... Read more

2 years ago by Dale Brown.

‘Do unto others’

My wife and I have been packing up our oldest son for his freshman year at college. He will be attending a small, Methodist college ... Read more

2 years ago by Michael Kendall.

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