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Finding faith to move mountains

With sunny skies and warmer temperatures, we have had many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the beautiful country in which we live. I have ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Give forgiveness, even when it is not warranted

We are called to reconciliation. We are called to ask for forgiveness when we are wrong and to give forgiveness when it is asked of ... Read more

1 week ago by Rev. Barry Vassar.

There is a time for everything.

There is a time for everything. The Bible records this wisdom of Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3, and perhaps you have heard this phrase woven throughout ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Moxley.

Jesus’ Passover is our Passover

More than 540,000 have died from COVID-19. Most of us know someone who has died. For 12 months, we have lived under the cloud of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Matthew Sorenson.

Prayer and scripture study can strengthen faith

Like many of you, I took advantage of warmer temperatures last week to enjoy a long walk on the High Bridge Trail. It had been ... Read more

1 month ago by Brent Roberts.

Share life’s burden with Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, ... Read more

1 month ago by Barry Vassar.

Praise the Lord who provides refuge from storms

This past week, much of central Virginia was without power, heat and water. We were forced to persevere through cold, dark nights. This nightmare was ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Lessons learned on snowy days

The snow and ice from the previous weeks have made many churches “self-quarantine” due to the weather. The church I serve has a radio ministry ... Read more

2 months ago by John Moxley.

Inviting the Savior into our lives

For Christmas, I gave my wife a reproduction of the Minerva Teichert painting, “Christ in His Red Robe.” Because we have not decided where to ... Read more

2 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Christ often took chances on the longshot

I don’t believe Christ was a gambler, but I do know He often bet on the longshots. Granted, serving God as His Son and our ... Read more

2 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Peace prevails in the midst of disaster

When my submarine was at sea we ran drills. We practiced what we would do if someone fell overboard, we had a fire or water ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Thanks to WFLO for giving local churches a voice

Radio is a powerful medium for communication. In the U.S. alone there are more than 550 million radios in use including more than 170 million ... Read more

3 months ago by John Moxley.

Groundhog Day and the two great commandments

Just in case you thought the holidays were over, don’t forget that Groundhog Day will be here soon. One of our cherished family traditions is ... Read more

3 months ago by Brent Roberts.

We can choose to rebel or comply

This was written on Thursday, Jan. 7, on the heels of the uproar in Washington, D.C. the previous day. Our world is not evil. There ... Read more

3 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Jesus is safe and effective to cure our sin

People around the world celebrated as we watched front line workers everywhere getting vaccinated. We celebrated because this could signal the end of the pandemic ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Look at the one who is ready and willing to save us

A message on social media said, “We will not walk into 2021 like we own it, we better walk cautiously into 2021, not touching anything ... Read more

4 months ago by John Moxley.

Take a look at the big picture

One individual we lost in 2020 was actor Sean Connery. Best known for playing superspy James Bond, Connery also won our hearts in roles as ... Read more

4 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Christ can overcome the Grinches you may face

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did not. The Grinch hated Christmas. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Barry Vassar.

This is truly a season of hope

Recently newscasters proclaimed the long-awaited news that both Pfizer and Moderna have developed and tested COVID-19 vaccines that are more than 95% effective. That story ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Emmanuel, God is with us

This time in 2019 I looked at the prospect of 2020 being a different year than it turned out. Who could have imagined just how ... Read more

5 months ago by John Moxley.

The parable of the puffy pillows

Once I stayed at a hotel where the pillows appeared so large and soft and puffy that I looked forward to bedtime, thinking the pillows ... Read more

5 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Give the world the best representation of Christ

I have heard parents say so often to their children, “You did this to yourself.” Likewise, another common variation is, “You brought this on yourself,” ... Read more

5 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Sushi, asparagus and faith

“That is why (salvation) depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring – not ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

God is what our country needs

I’m John Moxley and I approve this message. I am writing before the presidential election. Hopefully by the time you read this, a result has ... Read more

5 months ago by John Moxley.

Prayer brings us closer to God

I love walking on the quiet stretches of the High Bridge Trail, especially this time of year. Most of the year, trees and vegetation line ... Read more

6 months ago by Brent Roberts.

Pray for the best for all

I shared this message via Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 18, but felt it was appropriate to share as a devotional this week as well. Instead ... Read more

6 months ago by Barry Vassar.

Recovering from ‘surge capacity’ depletion

In those early COVID-19 quarantine months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, ... Read more

6 months ago by John Moxley.

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