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How Faith Flourishes

How Faith Flourishes

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another,…

Blessed Are the Generous

Blessed Are the Generous

“And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “ Acts 20:35 Do you know any generous people? They’re…

The Meek Shall Inherit

The Meek Shall Inherit

Never forget that at the time the Apostle Paul was writing much of the New Testament, he was a disenfranchised citizen hounded to the edges of society, a prisoner, considered…

Loving Others Through Giving

Loving Others Through Giving

What hinders you from following Jesus completely?  There’s a story in the Bible about a rich young man who faced this question.  He had kept the commands of God.  He…

Concerning the Collection

Concerning the Collection

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-4, Paul writes about the donations he was collecting from the Gentile churches, for the purpose of aiding Jewish Christians who were in need in Israel.  He…

The Mighty Red Maple

The Mighty Red Maple

It was a completely unconscious decision, leaving the library with a novel by Alice HoffmanTuesday afternoon. Well, the author was deliberate because, as everyone knows, one must read Alice Hoffman…

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

“If you do that one more time you aren’t going to get anything for Christmas!” “If you don’t sit down and be quiet, you are going to your room while…

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

Social Security Snoops, Cars for Parts & Zoning Out

I just got off of the web site run by Social Security. It was scary. It all started when I realized I might be getting older. I decided to check…

Charger Cheerleaders Win Conference

Charger Cheerleaders Win Conference

Charger Cheerleaders won 1st in conference competition. They advance on to the regional competition this week. Gretna placed 2nd and Appomattox placed 3rd. Taty Chavous was named Cheerleader of the Year…

Sixty-Two Years of Love and Devotion

Sixty-Two Years of Love and Devotion

It all began 62 years ago in October of 1951 when James Page (J.P.) Childress of Suffolk and Laura Ann Ferguson of Meherrin planned to be married on the Eastern…