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October 13, 2015

Growing Spiritually

In Brazil, we lived on a fruit farm out in the interior and 400 miles from the Coast. We found many lessons to be learned from the fruit trees that we had in our yard. We had cashew trees, bananas, orange, lemon and coconut trees in abundance. We learned that it takes one banana plant lots of water and a […]

October 6, 2015

Everyone Needs Encouragement

Thought for the Week Luciano Pavarotti, the famous opera star, almost missed his calling. As a young man, he taught elementary school and sang only occasionally. But there were certain individuals that made a difference in his life.  His Grandmother would hold him in her lap when he was a little boy and say, “You’re going to be great, you’ll see.” His […]

September 29, 2015


Many people pursue happiness as if it is a destination, something way off in the distance. But genuine happiness is right at your fingertips. Those who are happy are those who have learned how to enjoy and savor each moment of the day. The happy person knows how to appreciate a warm conversation or even an interruption in a […]

September 15, 2015

Serve the Lord with Gladness!

Psalm 100:2. says, “Serve the Lord with Gladness” The New International Version translates that verse as “Worship the Lord with gladness.” Paul reminds all of us that we are to present our bodies (ourselves) to God as a living sacrifice, acceptable to God and he says that such presentation is our “spiritual service of worship”. You may never have […]

September 8, 2015

Take time to LISTEN

Mother Teresa once said, “There is so much good you can do if you listen to God in the silence of your heart.” Her words are food for thought in these challenging times. The key word in her statement is “LISTEN”. The key place to listen is “in the silence of your heart.” Being still and being quiet are challenges […]

September 1, 2015

God is in Control

My grandson has been classified as a “three-nager”. Like a teenager except that he’s three years old. People refer to the “terrible twos” as being a tough phase of development to endure. That’s when they really work on being independent – “Let me do it” and simply  “NO!” But when a child turns 3, they realize that they can impact their […]

August 25, 2015

Make a Difference

This week brings the start of the traditional school year. Where has this summer gone?!? With the start of the school year, CVBC looks to the start of the church year in September. I was catching up on my friends on Facebook when I came across not one, but two similar posts. They came from different people in different places […]

August 17, 2015

Be Nourished!

If there are times in your life when you doubt the importance of Bible Study, Worship and fellowship with other Christians, don’t be too hard on yourself or fill your life with guilt. We would be less than normal if we didn’t have doubts from time to time. But we need to understand the source of those doubts – THE DEVIL. […]

August 11, 2015

New Life in Christ

The month of August brings with it the anticipation of several different kinds of newness. There’s the oohing-and-aahing (or weeping-and-wailing) of students, parents, and teachers as the new school year arrives. After the blisteringly-hot temperatures of summer, most of us look forward to the newness of a season which will bring cooler days. And most folks I know look forward to […]

July 28, 2015

Thank you, Lord!

While visiting a friend in the hospital, a nurse entered the room on her routine check. Completing her duties, she stopped, commented on the beautiful roses, then went around to the other side of the bed so that she could smell them. As she left the room, I said, “It’s so nice to see someone stop to smell the […]

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