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October 20, 2020

And all God’s people said….AMEN!

And all God’s people said….AMEN!

The youth just accomplished the inaugural Drive Thru Crabtree Café.  I must say, it was a HUGE success.  Saturday night as David and I prepared, God must have been saying, “Oh ye of little faith”.  David and I both were concerned about how it was going to go and what we would do with ALL […]

October 13, 2020

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

“Hello, we have been trying to reach you regarding your car’s extended warranty”…CLICK.  “Hello, (insert politician name), I am going to work harder for the citizens of Wake County and our beloved community”…. CLICK  “Hello, you have been selected for a short survey”…CLICK Is anyone else receiving these phone calls? It is so annoying.  I have […]

October 6, 2020

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

I enjoy playing solitaire on the computer or on my Ipad. The other day as I was finishing up my game of Spider solitaire, I noticed a card played many cards back that I should have played in my foundation row. That is, if I had been paying proper attention to the game.  I had […]

September 29, 2020

Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak

Have you ever started to say something or said something and realized, “I should not have said that.”  It may have hurt someone’s feelings or broken a confidence or was not the right time or place to make that statement. You might wish there was a “redo” button.  You might wish there was an easy […]

September 22, 2020

Welcome House Ride

Welcome House Ride

On September 7, 2017, just over 3 years ago, Dr. Z and his family arrived from Iraq and moved into the Welcome House just down the street.  We had partnered with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to convert our unused youth house into temporary housing for refugees.  During the past 3 years, about 200 people have […]

September 15, 2020

Is God Calling You?

Is God Calling You?

We are limited in this COVID Pandemic by health restrictions, hopefully common sense, and our concern for ourselves and others from doing many of the things we have always taken for granted. We have had to adjust our routines and prioritize our “wants” and “needs” which has caused us to do some re-evaluations. Our guest […]

September 8, 2020

HAS GOD WINKED AT YOU?

HAS GOD WINKED AT YOU?

Do you like to read?  I read a little now and then.  The book has to be very interesting and a page-turner to keep my attention. I seem to read in “spurts”. There are so many other hobbies to be interested in as well, so sometimes my reading goes lacking. Recently, I have read a […]

September 1, 2020

Let’s Stay Connected!

Let's Stay Connected!

September 1st marks the beginning of a new church year and a change in the members serving on the Diaconate. It is very important that our members stay in touch with each other during this COVID-19 pandemic and in the transition time before a new pastor is chosen. Our Deacon Family Ministry lists have been […]

August 24, 2020

A Small Church with a Big Heart

A Small Church with a Big Heart

You have heard me say on numerous occasions that “We are a small church with a big heart.”  You are! You, the members of CVBC have proved that truth over and over again. You proved it when Christine and Haline Eller lost their home and survived with only the clothes on their backs. Your generous […]

August 18, 2020

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

On August 23, I will formally retire from service as your Pastor. The words of William Shakespeare come to mind: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” My ordination to the Gospel Ministry on September 6, 1959 and my retirement August 23, 2020 will now be the bookends of 61 years of blessings that God has bestowed […]

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