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The Word — Celebrating as we enter a new year!

I hope you begin the new year jumping with excitement and rejoicing at the prospect of the year ...

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Sharing the light and love of Jesus Christ

Last month on a quiet afternoon I hiked the Lakeshore Trail at Holliday Lake. Though beautiful in every ...

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‘It’s not wonderful for all, but it can be’

I find it ironic that we call the Christmas Season “the most wonderful time of the year.” As ...

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Spending our time

And Jesus said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s ...

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Come and see promises fulfilled

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the ...

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An act of faith

Over and over in the Gospels, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to be confident in ...

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Thankful for the little things

In “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” our hero Charlie Brown, as ever, is a bit down. His friends have ...

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The joy of hiking

Someone recently asked me to recall a moment in my life that brought me great joy. The enormity ...

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The unconquerable spirit

A family friend once told me, “If you can’t think of anything to be grateful for, start with ...

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Inviting all to return to church

Along with our friends from other churches, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints actively ...

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Some of us may need our ‘thorns’

The apostle Paul writes the following in 2nd Corinthians chapter 12 verses 7-10: “Therefore, in order to keep ...

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The truth is here

Since the beginning of time, Satan has tempted us to doubt the existence of truth. In Genesis 3:1 ...

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The way, the truth and the life

Recently, hiking the Lakeside Trail at Holliday Lake State Park, I missed a turn and got off-track. Despite ...

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‘Could’ve, would’ve, should’ve’

I have often heard the phrase (or some variation of the phrase), “If ifs and buts were candy ...

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Thriving in the midst of tribulation

The toll of human suffering right now is overwhelming. Wildfires continue to burn, taking with them whole communities. ...

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Be strong and have courage

Reading the Old Testament is an adventure. A common thread is the constant call to have courage. To ...

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Think before speaking

I find it interesting how personalities and circumstances collide at times. Sometimes when a person is faced with ...

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We don’t have to be enslaved to sin

The end of August and beginning of September signal a change in routine for many people. Summer vacations ...

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Praising God on the Amtrak train

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His Holiness. ...

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Being on the Lord’s team

I love watching the Olympics. Each night we have tuned in to see highlights of athletes competing individually ...

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Do you want to be right or be loved?

I have always struggled with the phrase, “do you want to be right, or do you want to ...

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Discerning God’s plans

 I’m often asked how we figure out what God’s plans are. Our first stop should always be God’s ...

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What is our identity in Christ?

As I write this, I have already preached my final sermon at the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn. ...

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Music of the Latter-day Saints meeting

I have been asked about music in services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The ...

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Take time out before you burn out

Burn out. I’ve heard those words so many times. Friends, coworkers, supervisors, spouses, parents, students, these and many ...

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Transitioning into a ‘new normal’

One of Moses’ last acts on earth was to individually bless the tribes of Israel. It was one ...

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Leave a legacy of your walk with Christ

Many folks tend to think about their legacy, what they are leaving behind when they leave this world. ...

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