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Johnny Richards
October 19, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I knew it was going to happen sometime. Last Tuesday was the time it happened. One of the groups that meets at the church had arrived and the security code didn’t work. I was asked to come to the church to make sure everything was ok, which it was. While at the church, it was […]

October 12, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

For the sports fans reading this, the major league baseball playoffs are upon us. If you’re not a sports fan, I’ll get to the scripture in just a minute. There’s a lot of excitement when it comes to the playoffs. There is often a very fine line between winning and losing. An example is the […]

October 5, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

Blessing. When we think of this word we may think of meal times, or prayers before children go to school or before we go to work. We may ask God to bless us or bless our day. But what does it really look like to have God bless us? Through the month of October, during […]

September 28, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I hate pain. I hate pain medicine worse. It really makes me sick on my stomach, and, it really knocks me out. When I had neck surgery in 2011, the doctor gave me pain medicine when I went home. I don’t remember a lot about it. However I do remember it made me really groggy. […]

September 21, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

If you remember during last Wednesday night’s Bible study, I asked the group if they were glass half-full people or glass half-empty people. Basically, it was a question of whether a person is optimistic or pessimistic. (Sometimes you come across people who are just glad to have something in the glass.) I think you can […]

September 14, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

I had a good conversation with a person who was at the worship service Sunday. They were a little concerned about the message. Well, more about the text. If you remember, I preached from Matthew 8:23-27. A storm came when the disciples were in the boat with Jesus and He was sleeping during the storm. […]

August 31, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

In 2005 or 2006, I remember meeting at the lake for a church cook out. Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixings. It was a great day. We pitched horseshoes, played volleyball and, of course, swam in the lake. I will never forget swimming in the lake on that day. I will never forget because […]

August 24, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

This is a busy time of year in the life of the church. This is the time when committees start with a fresh slate for 2021-2022. The nominating committee has worked at filling positions in the church and we look at new beginnings. Such is the case with the diaconate of Crabtree Valley Baptist Church. […]

August 17, 2021

Rewards. Points. Bonuses. If you have a smart phone, or iPhone, you have probably seen the apps that offer rewards for eating at their restaurants. McDonalds has an app. Quiznos has an app. I believe every eating establishment has an app to reward customers who eat with them and use the app. We like rewards […]

August 10, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

When I was in high school and college, I worked in a hardware store that sold seed. We sold all types of seed, even mustard seed. Boy, was that seed small. It takes a lot of mustard seeds to make an ounce. However, an ounce of mustard seed makes a lot of mustard greens. Though […]

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