Finding Strength in a Community of Believers

Thank you to the ladies who put on the recent Women’s Retreat at Ross Point (or, as my husband calls it, the Baptist Camp). We had recently moved here from Alaska when I attended the last retreat, and had such a great experience meeting so many wonderful women from the...

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Words to Live By

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Every time I see this verse (Psalm 118:24), I immediately think of my mother-in-law, Dottie Rogers, even though she’s been with the Lord for several years now. She was of the generation of...

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

This week we moved our clocks forward an hour and we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday. When I was growing up I always enjoyed pinching friends at school who forgot to wear green. Then when I became a third grade teacher in the late 70s, I made sure...

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The Perfect Gift

Christmas, there is so much about this time of the year I love. The Christmas story, music, Christmas Eve candlelight services, decorations, pageants, fireworks at the tree lighting ceremony, cookies, dinner with family and friends, and even ugly Christmas sweaters. Yes, I love it all…except for the commercialism. Black Friday,...

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Thank You for Your Service

In September, a group of friends and I took a trip to New Orleans with a side trip to Gulfport. We did all of the usual touristy things… beignets at Cafe Dumont, a carriage ride around the French Quarter, a tour of a cemetery, and a paddle boat dinner cruise...

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The Report on the Annual Report

Thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of people, our 2015 Annual Report is out! This is a major project for us in the office. It’s a killer too because it’s squeezed in right after all the Christmas programs and activates – which is a really busy...

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Bolivia Diary

The following is a collection of the postings that Derek Sumey made to the church’s Facebook page during his recent trip to Bolivia with our mission team. Day 1 was spent traveling on airplanes. DAY 2 Hola amigos! Day 2 of our trip was busy. We came to our hotel,...

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