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May 25, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

It is so exciting to see things happening that were not able to take place a year ago. To say it has been difficult would be an understatement. One of the things that I have always enjoyed, and last year did not get the chance to enjoy, is the Memorial Day concert on PBS. It […]

May 11, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

We had some birds add to their family in our garage over the past few weeks. They were small, brown birds. That is as much ornithology as I know. It has been interesting to watch the process of the nest, the babies and the mother coming around to take care of them. This past week […]

May 4, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

“All of my life I have dreamed of living well.” This may be a quote from someone famous, but I first heard this quote when preparing for the funeral of a friend and former church attender. He was a young man, 32. He had been married for 4½ years. He had a child who was […]

April 27, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

This past Saturday was my first office day. I knew one of my goals on Saturday was to put new contacts, (church members), in my cell phone. It’s important to know who is calling me. So I began the process of adding member’s names. As I began the process, faces began to pop in my […]

April 20, 2021

From the Pastor’s Heart…

From the Pastor’s Heart…

In writing this first article for The Valley Echo, I am reminded of the excitement and mystery of first experiences. There have been some experiences that caused excitement to flow within me. Writing my first article for the newsletter. This past Thursday, though not the first time I preached at CVBC, was the first time […]

April 13, 2021

Qualified in God’s Eyes

Qualified in God’s Eyes

While thumbing through a copy of “Our Daily Bread,” I came across this devotional, “Qualified in God’s Eyes,” written by Jennifer Benson Schuldt. Intrigued by the title, I began to read the article. We always view our abilities (and limitations) on what we think we are “qualified” to do and not what God will enable […]

April 6, 2021

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrations are exciting!  Holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries are important milestones in our lives.  Did you know that Crabtree Valley Baptist Church celebrated a big milestone recently?  April fourth is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the church constitution, the official founding document of this church. On April 4, 1971, Palm Sunday, fifty-six men and […]

March 30, 2021

The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

We are witnessing in our lifetimes many of the End times Biblical prophecies coming to pass. It has been astonishing and shocking as we proceed forward. But we more than ever need to be comforted in God’s Word and in His Presence in us. This as we go deeper and deeper into the period of […]

March 23, 2021

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

The Lord’s entry into Jerusalem took place at the height of His fame just before the greatest of Israel’s national festivals, the Passover, which corresponds to our Easter. We all know Palm Sunday as the time of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We first think of Jesus sending two of His disciples for the donkey/colt […]

March 16, 2021

Have Faith, Spring is Coming!

Have Faith, Spring is Coming!

In the dead of the Winter, God, I’m gardening. I don’t doubt the outcome because I learned at your knee to live in faith, knowing that Spring will come. Then, with Solomon, I will rejoice. “See! Winter is past…flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard […]

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