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Honesty is the Best Policy…

I was recently asked by a parent about how much detail should we share with our children. I was reminded of a specific Sunday afternoon when I had to take our then-four year old son to the hospital emergency room after church, because he fell in the nursery

Neighbors and Friends

I have always been told that there is a clear way to tell whether a person needs encouragement. If they are breathing. My wife and I recently visited with a young couple that needed a little encouragement in life and in their ministry. This is one of

Neighbors and Friends

I have always been told that there is a clear way to tell whether a person needs encouragement. If they are breathing. My wife and I recently visited with a young couple that needed a little encouragement in life and in their ministry. This is one of

Fun in the Summer

Summertime is here and maybe your family is looking for affordable camp options to fill in some of that “free time” you have while school is out. There are lots of great opportunities in and around our community for your family. I’d like to tell you about a few

Like Sand Through the Hour Glass…

There are those precious commodities of life that are valuable in nature and limited in amount. TIME is one such commodity. We only have a set amount of time each day. Yet, the demands for our time seem to grow exponentially by the hour. Time is constantly moving and once

My Own Worst Enemy…

Forgiveness is the promise never to bring up again the hurt caused us by another person … not to them, not to God, not to ourselves and not to anyone else. Forgiveness is a choice that we must make. We are only responsible for ourselves, so we

The Choice to Forgive

This past Sunday at Centennial Baptist Church we began a new teaching series called “No Longer Bound: Living in the Freedom of Forgiveness.” We learned several important truths regarding God’s teaching, that we are to forgive other people when they wrong us. Ephesians 4:32 teaches us, “Be kind to

The Dirty Dozen

Here are 12 words that can help transform your life, by transforming the way you talk. “Please” and “Thank You” … These words show appreciation and treat others like people and not things.  This is especially true for those who have managerial or supervisory responsibilities.  Remember, if you ever see

Springtime… for the newness in our lives

Fresh Star…t Spring is my favorite season of the year. While each season has its distinctive traits, Spring is my favorite because everything is coming back to life as the flowers and trees bloom and the grass turns green.  Psalm 19:1, “The heavens are telling of the

Community Connection

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines community as “a group of people who live in the same area.”  You could also say that a community is a group of neighbors. When I was a kid growing up in Elberton, we had neighbors that were more like family. Our backyards