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Love Is An Action Verb

“Love is an action verb. You can say it all you want, but it’s what you do with it that matters.” That phrase was mentioned to me this past week, from a family member of a patient. She is the … Continue reading

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6th Day of Christmas, A Child’s Beauty, Strength and Courage

I love children. I have been a children’s advocate since I was a child. When I was a teacher, I stood up for the children in my classroom when nobody else would. As a minister, I gave my heart and … Continue reading

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God Blessed All the Marys in the World…

I listened to a wonderful women’s choir this morning at First Baptist, Richmond.  I don’t believe I’ve heard them before. I’m sure I have but today was simply breathtaking.  They sung, “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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God Has Blessed the USA, but There’s Work to Be Done

I stayed up late Tuesday night, well early Wednesday morning as I watched the presidential election results come in.  I heard the President and Governor give compassionate and passionate speeches. There is no doubt in my mind that both love … Continue reading

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God’s Message Through a Child’s Interruption

Several weeks ago I was sitting in the worship service when two children got up to read scripture with the Children’s Minister.  It was so nice to see children participate in a regular worship service.  As many of you know, … Continue reading

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Don’t Ever Give Up

There is a bracelet I wear on my right arm.  People assume that because it’s blue it has to do with the Duke Blue Devils. Oddly enough no.   It has to do with another basketball team, and a coach who … Continue reading

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Lessons in Anger and Forgiveness

Matthew 5:23-26 (The Message translation) 23-24“This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, … Continue reading

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The Gift of “Pure Joy”

We are coming to the end of Advent.  Christmas is hours away and I am preparing for our two Christmas Eve services at the church.  I don’t know if it’s been the Advent preparations, or the journey of life that … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Elizabeth Edwards

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog.  Please forgive me for that.  It’s been a roller coaster of sorts over the past couple of months.  I have been preoccupied with some things happening in my … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from the Children on Prayer

I am impressed with the children of First Baptist Church in Newton. I sit in total amazement of what they are teaching me, and what I hope they are teaching the congregation.  The “Elementary Angels” Sunday school class (and yes, … Continue reading

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