Newsletter | September 20, 2023

From Our Pastor | Why follow God?  Face it, He is not honored today.  In fact, He is hated.  Our society is increasingly built on rebellion against Him.  Why swim upstream against such a powerful and swift current?

Newsletter | September 13, 2023

From our Family and Music Minister | A recent study in a medical journal stated that it could take 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic.  The study agrees that the statistics can be inconclusive because it truly is based on the habit and how much time you spend working on it.  I’m sure this is something with which we can agree.  I know I am not the only one with a long list of failed New Year’s resolutions.  In my last article, I talked about having Christ-centered habits, with my first topic on being slow to anger.  This week, I want to dive into what it means to be a peacemaker.  And yes, slow to anger and peacemaker can be very similar, but we are trying to form new habits.

Newsletter | September 6, 2023

Join us tonight for family night. Supper starts at 6:00 PM, followed by the first night of our study on the life of Joshua. Don’t forget to invite someone to join us. Menu for tonight: Chicken and Rice Casserole, Green BeansRolls, Ice Cream Dessert Truck Loading for Georgia Baptist Children’s Home Georgia Baptist Children’s Home…

Newsletter | August 30, 2023

From our Family and Music Minister | Many people are born with natural abilities; however, even the best athlete, singer, or hobbyist must put the work in and practice to improve his craft. Likewise, as Christians, we are not going to be a reflection of Christ naturally. We must read God’s Word, understand it, and practice what it teaches. When we study more and reflect on our lives, we will hopefully develop Christ centered habits and put away the sinful ones.

Newsletter | August 23, 2023

From Our Pastor \ Psalm 118:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord…”  Yet, how often do we fail to thank Him?  We allow worries, fears, and anxieties to distract us from thanksgiving.  This not only robs God of the worship He is due but also keeps us from being able to trust Him in the midst of all those issues.  Thanking God builds our faith and enables us to trust God.

Newsletter | August 16, 2023

From our Family and Music Minister | Growing up, my imagination and plans frequently outweighed my abilities. After my 3rd grade birthday, where I received nails and wood for my present, I built one of the best forts a kid could have. My friend and I spent all day Saturday in it and were so proud. It was top of the line that it even had a second floor. As we stood on that second floor showing our dads the incredible work, the structure started to move, and within a few seconds, a dozen sheets of plywood and 2×4’s came crashing down in a big pile. I can remember how upset I was at what seemed to be such a colossal failure at the time. 

Newsletter | August 9, 2023

From Our Pastor | Did you ever think you would see times like these?  Every influencing part of our society (beginning with government) is based on lies, fraud, and tyranny.  These forces represent a far greater threat to our liberty and security than China, Russia, and North Korea.  In fact it is now obvious that those nations pose a threat only because of our enemies within.  In more honest times this was called treason and was dealt with accordingly.

Newsletter | August 2, 2023

From Our Family and Music Minister | For the first time since Covid, we had Vacation Bible School. We appreciate everyone who gave their time and energy to help us. I hope you find the joy I do when we teach young people about our Creator. This year we concentrated on the life of Moses. Moses is one of those patriarchs who is so familiar to us that we become numb to the lessons that his life teaches.

Newsletter | July 26, 2023

From Our Pastor | Where can we find security, strength, meaning, and purpose in these days?  Everywhere we look, life as we once knew it is being up-ended.  Every part of our world is crumbling before our eyes.  How can we face such things?

Newsletter | July 19, 2023

From Our Family and Music Minister | I have been known to work on computers now and then. By far, I am not an expert, but I know my way around them a little bit. When I started tinkering with computers, my knowledge came more out of necessity than interest. After my mother had lost many computer files when a hard drive crashed, she decided to install a backup tape drive in her computer. To make a long story short, after a few weeks of not having a computer that worked and many parts laying off to the side, my dad purchased her a new computer. My mom had completely lost control of the situation and had to abandon it. However, this allowed me to have my very own computer. After some tinkering and trial and error, I had the computer working again and had my own computer to use.