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March 9, 2021

The JOY of Giving

The JOY of Giving

If you are anything like me, it’s difficult to see a new year on a calendar without doing some reflection.  Wow! What a year 2020 was!  Like many people, unfortunately, I have also had the feelings of being overwhelmed, along with weariness, sadness, anger, and depression.  When I am feeling overwhelmed, the mission trips to […]

March 2, 2021

Be Strong and Courageous

Be Strong and Courageous

Had you ever heard of the medical term CoVid 19 one year ago?  Did you ever think we would be experiencing this type of pandemic in the years, 2020 and 2021. Do you remember other epidemics or pandemics in history? Below is a very brief overview of some epidemics/pandemics you may have heard of in […]

February 23, 2021

What a year it has been. I am so impressed by CVBC coming together as a church community to overcome the challenges the pandemic has brought upon us. We have found ways to still stay connected during these hard times. The virtual Sunday services have been wonderful! The youth group has found a way to […]

February 16, 2021

Care Package

Care Package

CARE Package is a registered trademark dating back seventy-five years to American humanitarian aid (food relief) sent to war-torn Europe. At that time CARE stood for Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe. Since 1953 the acronym CARE has stood for Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere. In May 2020 CARE launched a new CARE Package […]

February 9, 2021

LOVE LETTERS, Straight from the HEART OF GOD

LOVE LETTERS, Straight from the HEART OF GOD

For this is how God LOVED the world: He gave his one and only Son…. John 3:16 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, LOVE, and sound judgment.  2 Timothy 1:7 But the fruit of the Spirit is LOVE, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.   […]

February 2, 2021

Drinking from the Cup

Drinking from the Cup

Do you like tea? If you are from the South, one immediately assumes you mean syrupy sweet ICED tea served with a pitcher that is left on the table for frequent refills. If you are from the North, one immediately assumes you mean HOT tea served delicately with a tea bag on the side for […]

January 26, 2021

Everyday Saints

Everyday Saints

The name Mother Theresa is synonymous with self-sacrifice and kindness.  She was recognized and revered around the world for over half a century of ministry to the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick in Calcutta, India, as founder of the Missionaries of Charity.  Despite her years of service and despite being […]

January 19, 2021

Thus Far

Thus Far

The words “thus far” are like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Whether through poverty, wealth, sickness or health, whether at home or abroad, or on land, sea, or air and whether in honor, dishonor, difficulties, joy, trials, prayer or temptation – Thus far has the Lord helped. We always enjoy looking […]

January 12, 2021

Spontaneous Praise!

Spontaneous Praise!

When you are reading, do you sometimes jump ahead to find out “the rest of the story.”  I found myself doing that in mid-December when I was searching for a devotional for our December Deacons Meeting. I selected a devotional for December 25 from Henry Blackaby’s book, “Experiencing God Day by Day.” The beautiful thoughts […]

January 5, 2021

Forget the Former Things, Do Not Dwell on The Past

Forget the Former Things, Do Not Dwell on The Past

Well, it’s finally here. The end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Do you think there is anyone who is not glad to see 2020 pass? I wonder how many people are looking to the new year for a fresh start? I know I am. To say this has been a difficult year, well […]

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