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Taken from the 23rd Psalm, “Beside Still Waters” is written by a variety of people at, and friends of First Baptist. It is meant to provide a sense of reflection, a source of encouragement, and a peaceful time of praise and worship in this busy age we live in.

March 25, 2018

Even as a Christian, each year as the Easter season approached I felt guilty that I wasn't more "caught up" in the significance of what happened on that day some 2,000 years ago.  I felt committed to the Lord, and I understood why Christ had to die for us, but I just n...

August 7, 2017

To many of us, the spring of the year had us busy with gardening chores. Setting young plants, watering, fertilizing, and the never ending challenge of pulling or cultivating weeds.

Often, while weeding in our gardens, I can't help but compare the gardening experience t...

March 5, 2017

Early one recent morning, I was driving and was in awe at how beautiful everything was!  The sun was rising and it lit up the countryside. Farm fields displayed their young crops, and neatly trimmed lawns shown of their green splendor. A perfect day in the making! Exce...

June 27, 2016

Especially during my teen and young adult years, I would often here this sentence said rather jokingly, “I’m going to Hell, ‘cause all my friends will be there!”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines hell as, “a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness”. Althou...

February 7, 2016

"How long the Pastor's prayer is this morning," thought Elvina Hall.  Sitting in the choir loft, Elvina's mind turned to our need for salvation and the price Jesus paid for it.  Words began to form themselves. She had to get them down. But she had no paper.  Well, that...

May 22, 2015

Some time ago, my wife and I went through some tough financial times. For me personally, it seemed that I couldn't do anything to get ahead. Work was slow. Crop prices were low and weather had a part in poor yields.  Even in non-financial matters, things didn't seem to...

May 8, 2015

Several months ago as I often do, I was checking the obituaries on a website for a funeral home in the town I grew up in.  Going down the list of names, I came across the name of a fellow whom I hadn't seen in over forty years. Bob had worked in a local hardware store...

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