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Greg Smith is a Baptist minister who has served churches in Central and Southside Virginia. He lives in Halifax County, VA with his wife and children. To read more of Greg’s writings check out his blog at revgregsmith.blogspot.com.

How to Pray, Jesus’ Way # 2: “Thy Kingdom—Thy Will”

When I was a kid, I was confused about the meaning of the expression, kingdom come.  It’s a spiritual term, but I always associated it with things being blown up. …

How to Pray, Jesus’ Way # 1: “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

Recently, I read about a little boy kneeling beside his bed with his mother and grandmother and softly saying his prayers, “Dear God, please bless Mummy and Daddy and all…

The Way of Christ

If you go to Jerusalem today, you can walk the path that Jesus walked, on the way to the cross.  That road, marked with the Stations of the Cross, is…

Kickstarter:  “Target Audience”

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of jobs besides ministry, to help pay the bills.  When I was young, I sold meat from a freezer off the back of…

Kickstarter: “Capital Investment”

When I went on my last cross-country flight of 3,000 miles, I traveled overnight so I could arrive in the morning.  My plan was to sleep comfortably on the airplane—seated…

Kickstarter: “Friends and Partners”

In his blog, inventor and writer Dan Provost writes about the process of creating and mar-keting his invention, the Glif, a tripod mount for the iPod that doubles as a…

Kickstarter: “I Have a Dream”

Did you ever have an idea for a project you wanted to undertake, but not have any idea how you were going to fund that project?  Maybe you invented something…

Gifts for the King

I hope that each of you enjoyed your gift-giving at Christmas this year. I’m sure you put a lot of thought into what you were giving your loved ones.  If…

They Didn’t Have To

When I was a kid, money was tight.  I remember how difficult it was for my parents to provide Christmas gifts for their kids.  They knew we wished for things…

A Christmas Carol:  Fear of the Future

For the past two weeks, we’ve talked about Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic A Christmas Carol.  Like Scrooge, many people are haunted by ghosts of their past—but God wants to cleanse…

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