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There’s a contrasting difference in the fat and lean times for us. Life is easy in the fat years, people beg in the lean years. They steal, lie, and starve in the lean times, and people get … more
Being a Christian in any period of time, especially today, requires stability and an element of being sold out to God in every capacity.  Any person that bounces back and forth between two … more
When a person gives their heart and life to God as a Christian they have no reason to go back to the world (the sinful nature).  The sinful nature of mankind is at war with the spirit of every … more
A few years back, a warm couple from the Chicago suburbs retired to our area of Tennessee. One observation the wife made was that in the South there’s a church on every corner, and in the city … more
I’m not saying how old she is (you wouldn’t believe me if I told you) but by the end of the day on her birthday Sammie - AKA “Momma,” AKA “Nahnee” - had received a … more
Everyone throughout time, since the fall of Adam and Eve, has been born in sin (Romans 5:12).  Mankind has become lovers of their selves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, … more
Most of you can remember traveling on vacations and asking the question after long hours on the road, “Are we there yet?” I can honestly say that most of my childhood was never … more
 The Southern region of the United States is called the Bible belt.  This is both a good and bad reflection for those that live within this area.  It is good in the regard of using the … more
Homecoming at Piney Church of Christ, 284 Archie Rhinehart Parkway, in Spencer, will be July 17, 2022. Sunday Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10:30 p.m. Dinner on the ground … more
 One of the greatest, yet saddest, accounts in our nation’s history lies in our own American revolution in the early years of conflict. A young colonial officer had longed to fight for his … more
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. “Now … more
 How could the greatest military in the world be defeated by a rag tag group of farmers? That was the question on everyone’s mind in 1781. However, after half the remaining British army … more
A few miles northeast of Roanoke, we drive across the James River, on I-81. It takes about three seconds. One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three...and we are across. We have crossed … more
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Laurel Creek Baptist Church held a special service honoring two memorial events in the life of the church - observing the 20th anniversary of the beloved pastor, Roy L. … more
 Leading up to the great anniversary festival for all Americans on the Fourth of July, I would like to spend some time with you this month discussing the hand of victory placed upon this nation … more
 Memory is one of the greatest gifts. Forgetting what we were about to say...or a special day or event...or someone’s name that we have known embarrassing, sometimes even … more
 Within the last 20 to 30 years, honor has not been taught as a staple characteristic to have within families, friendships, or work relationships, but especially for God or the things/people of … more
 Many Christians today need the grit and determination to hold onto their faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.  The word determined means to be decided, resolved and settled.  To … more
A few years ago, we gave our oldest grandson a Christmas present. We always give all our children and grands gifts at Christmas. We thought this particular gift was appropriate and would provide … more
In modern times, people have negated Christianity to having an appearance of God but denying Him to have access or His power within their lives (2 Timothy 3:5).  For many people, this looks like … more
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