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December 30, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The 1991 edition of “The Baptist Hymnal” has only one of the many hymns composed by R. Maines Rawls, native of Jacksonville, Florida. “Take My Life, Lead me Lord,” has to be his noteworthy hymn.  Over the 96 years of his faithful service to God, Maines used his musical gifts as a staff member for […]

December 17, 2019

Preparing For Christmas

Preparing For Christmas

Christmas is just a week away and the time of year that is supposed to be filled with joy, excitement and anticipation is often filled with anxiety, sorrow, fatigue, depression and stress.  We crowd our schedules, set unrealistic goals, fail to plan ahead and feel the pressure of being behind. Just when you think that […]

December 12, 2019

HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE

HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE

The One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, NY replaces the Twin Towers that were demolished on September 11, 2001, when terrorist hijacked and flew commercial airliners into them as a part of their attack on America. The foundation of the new structure that is 1776 feet tall in honor of the Declaration of Independence […]

December 3, 2019

On Mission for Jesus Christ

On Mission for Jesus Christ

“Missions” has long been at the heart of what we do at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church. Throughout the year, we are on mission.  Through “Hope Pantry” we are weekly providing food for those in need. Through our Benevolence Fund we help people in time of emergencies. Our support of Welcome House Raleigh is a first […]

November 26, 2019

The “Reason for the Season”

The “Reason for the Season”

In Italian it’s ‘Grazie”. In French it’s “Merci Beaucoup”. In Spanish it’s “Gracias”. In Chinese it’s “do jeh, daw-dyeh, In German it’s “Danke sehr”. In Portuguese it’s “Obrigado”. In English it’s THANK YOU!  But in any language, words are inadequate to express the appreciation that Gloria and I have in our hearts for your many […]

November 19, 2019

A Churchman from the Top of his Head to the Bottom of his Feet

A Churchman from the Top of his Head to the Bottom of his Feet

The passing of Dr. George Shore has deeply touched our church family and our extended Christian family across the State of North Carolina and in wider circles of Baptist life in the USA and abroad. Quietly and peacefully our beloved brother finished the race and went home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon […]

November 12, 2019

Take Time to be Holy, Be Calm in Thy Soul.

Take Time to be Holy, Be Calm in Thy Soul.

Take a moment to reflect upon the words from the fourth stanza of this profound hymn: Take time to be holy, Be calm in thy soul; Each tho’t and each motive beneath His control; Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love, Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above As Thanksgiving and Christmas […]

November 5, 2019

Thank You!

Thank You!

We were just finishing up the delicious Crabtree Café chicken and dumplings that Beth Jenkins had prepared on October 27, when we were totally surprised by Jean Glosson’s announcement that this occasion was the beginning of a Pastor Appreciation month.  She followed the announcement with her creative poem in honor of Gloria and me.  We […]

October 22, 2019

Are You Involved in God’s business?

Are You Involved in God’s business?

“Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Such was the response of twelve-year-old Jesus when his parents finally found him in the temple after three days. Specific details of Jesus’ whereabouts are interesting to explore and numerous questions can be asked about the event.  For now, I ask you to […]

October 15, 2019

Bless Be the Tie

Bless Be the Tie

On October 6, we closed out our morning worship holding hands and singing “Bless Be the Tie,” The message of that beautiful song has been on my mind and especially the third stanza: We share our mutual woes, Our mutual burdens bear; And often for each other flows The sympathizing tear. As we were driving […]

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