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Abandoning Isolation for One Another

This month’s Pastor’s Perspective is delivered by Pastor Peyton Hill of First Baptist Church of Prattville Isolation produces dangerous repercussions for Christian discipleship. The “one another” commands in the New Testament are famous. “Love one another” (John 13:34). “Be devoted to one another” (Romans 12:10). “Serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). “Exhort one another” (Hebrews 3:13). […]

Bless Them, Just Don’t Enable Them

Bless Them,
Just Don’t Enable Them

My husband and I are both teachers, and we’re on Baby Step 7. We’re struggling with things where our wills are concerned. Three of our four adult children aren’t being wise with their money, and my husband and I disagree on how to talk to them about it and how it may affect us re-structuring […]

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A Beautiful Rescue

Having just returned from a major city where we were dependent on Google Maps and large highway signs to get us to our destinations, travelers can certainly recognize how valuable those big green signs are. Those large signs over the roadways are held up by mammoth structures, and one came into play on a Tulsa […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful
What You Wish For

Maybe you can relate to Andrea. She was the assistant to the events director of a medium-sized company. She got along with the director well enough, but she really felt she could do a better job than her boss. As they worked on many different types of events, Andrea had to choose whether she should […]

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Bridges of Faith; Sharing Life with Ukrainian Orphans

The dirt road has welcomed people for years. The kind of road where tire marks tell the stories of hundreds. Stories of lives changed, transformed. Where challenges have been met, and outreach provided. Where food is fed to the hungry, where children are clothed in material items and more importantly, in love. It is a […]

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Counting Blessings One at a Time

Several years ago, I was challenged every day to write one thing I was grateful for, and three things I accomplished that day. It seemed mindless, and honestly, a little juvenile. Remember writing in your elementary school days, “What I did for summer vacation”? It felt as gratuitous as that. And I was pessimistic in […]

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Sticks, Stones, and Words… Can Cut Me Deeply

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but wordswill never hurt me.” Really? Speaking for myself, I relate more to this revised edition of the cliche: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, and words can cut me deeply.” Words are potent. Words change things. Words brought galaxies into being when “God said…and there was”(Gen […]

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Faith at Work:
William Perkins,
Exec. Director AL Board of Medical Examiners

William, thank you for sharing how your faith is at work in the community. Was it a spiritual calling that led you to dedicate your time and service to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners? I have always been one who believes that God has a plan for our lives. And during this lifetime, nothing […]

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The Heritage of Anglican Theology

J.I. Packer went to be with the Lord in July 2020. Nearly a year later, we are blessed with a wealth of theological jewels in Dr. Packer’s posthumous work, The Heritage of Anglican Theology. This resource is a collection of lectures compiled from the author’s course he taught at Regent College. The original intent of […]

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Recovering the Lost Art of Reading

Recovering the Lost Art of Reading by Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes Reading has fallen on hard times. Technology and all things visual have led to a steady decline of the written page. Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes have something to say about this problem in their book, Recovering the Lost Art of […]