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  • This was the worst breakup ever

    When I was 12 I went steady with Paul Minardi.
    He gave me his blue St. Christopher’s medal, which is what boys gave their girlfriends back then, back before St. Christopher was de-sainted.
    I don’t remember how long we went steady, only that he broke up with me and shattered my 12-year-old heart.
    It was the Worst. Breakup. Ever.
    Until the next one, that is.

  • This week in church news

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    It was good to have Bob and Judy Cull with us as Bob shared from God’s word on prayer. We believe in prayer and in God’s promises, but too often we do not use the power of prayer to the potential it has in our lives. The Bible tells us to pray persistently and to pray without ceasing. Too often we as Christians use it as a last resort. As Christians, we can be confident that God always hears our prayers and will answer them.

  • Caney Fork

    Bro. Joe Davis, a missionary to West Africa, gave a talk about his work in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau to the church’s combined Sunday School classes. Bro. Davis later brought the message in the Sunday service. He taught as Christians, we are called to spread the Gospel to the world. God knows no geographic or political boundaries — our mission field can be anywhere there are lost people. He said God chooses ordinary vessels to do his work, and we must make ourselves available for his purpose. Many thanks to Bro. Joe and his lovely wife, Joyce.

  • Grace Notes: It all goes back to the qualities of the inner self

    The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Old Cedar Baptist

    Sunday was a rainy and gloomy day, but you couldn’t tell it by all the love, singing and praising the Lord that went on inside our little church.
    Our church opened up with Bro. James welcoming everyone and our choir, “New Beginnings,” singing “Let’s Just Praise the Lord and Holy Ground.”
    Cecila did a wonderful job singing “Your Secret Place.” Also, Joy and her puppet, Rover, put on a little skit called “You can’t get brownie points by making brownies.”

  • New Columbus Baptist

    The Sunday message pastor Brad Vincent will deliver comes from Isaiah chapter 11 and is titled “The True Vine.”
    Judah and Israel had become corrupt and unfaithful to the point God allowed His people to be conquered by Assyria as judgement for their not following Him.
    However, in chapter 11, the prophet Isaiah is extending hope to a devastated Jerusalem by reassuring the people of a coming King.

  • Monterey Baptist

    Zumba fitness classes will be held 6:30-7:30 each Friday night at the church gym. The class is led by Julie O’Banion and is $5 per class.
    Meeting the Needs Ministry is collecting laundry detergent through February.  Boxes are located in the MBC back foyer for donated items. Our next night to work at Meeting the Needs is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
    The monthly men’s prayer breakfast will be at 8 a.m. March 5.
     

  • Gratz Baptist

    What a Baptist morning. Brother Lewis’ message was from James 1:27 and Luke 13:5. Are you a child of God? you must repent and be born again to become a child of God.
    All we have to do is believe and have faith to know that he is always there. It’s up to us to let him into our hearts and lives. There is nothing better to have in your life than Jesus.  
    Keep all those who are on our prayer list in your prayers a special prayer to the Furnish family.  

  • Cedar Hill Baptist

    Bro. Adam’s message was from Matthew 3:13-17 on the baptism of Jesus. Jesus was baptized to identify with us, to be obedient to God, and to serve as an example for us. Baptism does not save us, only acceptance of Jesus Christ through faith saves us. However, baptism is the first step in obedience to Christ after we accept Him through faith. We rejoice with Stacey and Jason as they have expressed their faith in Christ and followed in obedience with baptism.

  • First Christian

    First Christian said farewell and thank you to the Rev. Dann Masden with a hearty country breakfast before worship Sunday morning.
    The Rev. Masden is leaving First Christian for a new interim mininstry and he will be missed.
    The children learned about being a player on God’s team during “A Time for Young Disciples” and each received a wrist band with 3:16 to remind them of the John 3:16 scripture.
    The choir provided a beautiful special led by Berna Tanksley, minister of music.