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Unleashing Grace

By:  Bobi Ann Allen But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.--1 Cor. 15:10 Have you ever been robbed? When I was a girl, my family’s car was broken into while we were on vacation one summer.  Talk about a downer.  The thieves didn’t take much but all of us were shaken by the fact that someone had entered into our space uninvited and pilfered through.  We went back to the hotel, packed our things and went home.  Our trip was tainted and we just wanted to be back in our own house where we felt safe. As believers, we constantly deal with a thief, he is the accuser and the Enemy of our soul. Scripture references him and says “The thief comes to steal, kill and...

Lesson from the Fishbowl

By: Donna Avant Recently my husband, John, purchased a fish and a fishbowl to use in a sermon illustration.  His plan was to give away the fish and the fishbowl the next week.  However, he grew fond of the fish and, oddly, I have also.  He confessed last week to our entire congregation that he has found himself on occasion talking to the fish he has now named, D.O.C. (Disciple of Christ)!  I promise you that John has not lost his mind.   The truth is this little black beta fish has reminded us both of some very valuable lessons we have learned over 38 years of being in the ministry. The transparency of the fishbowl is crucial.    Upon becoming a pastor’s wives 38 years ago, I was told that fishbowl life was terrible.  Everyone would be watching me; everyone examining my every move.   Yet, what I have discovered is that living in a fishbowl is actually...

A Willing Sacrifice

If that would have been necessary, Christ would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began.  But now, once for all time, he has appeared at the end of the age to remove sin by his own death as a sacrifice.   Hebrews 9:26 
This week our community has grieved the tragic loss of a man and woman.  Three children who were with them survived the boating accident due mainly to a young man who was with a friend fishing and the sacrificial act of the mother.  My husband is the interim pastor at the church where the man's mother is a member.  As he spoke with her this week, she told a story of how her son, along with his girlfriend had reconnected with a local church.  They had gone out Saturday to enjoy a day of fishing.
The spring rains had caused the rivers and canals to swell and what was...

I Wish I Had Known

Recently I was tagged in a Facebook post by a woman who was active in the student ministry in one of our former churches. She posted an old picture of her and another friend ( scrunched 80's hair and all) saying, "This was taken over twenty years ago right after I was baptized. I will never forget how I felt that day and how dramatically my life changed from that point on." I wish I had known how important our church rituals and/or traditions were to people in our church. Yes, I knew baptisms were important. Yes, I knew weddings, funerals, and baby dedications were meaningful, but I regret missing so many opportunities to celebrate and maximize on those life defining moments with those who experienced them. My husband and I frequently receive notes or emails with updates on families that we have known through the years, especially during the holidays. Almost all of them say...

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