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Habits of Grace

by Meagan Howard "The goal in reading the Bible is to see God as so supremely valuable that other things assume their way lower place. Your idolatries fall away, and your obedience becomes driven by what is beautiful." -John Piper Habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. The habit of studying the Word of God isn't alw...

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An Open Letter to My Jr. High Girls

by Michelle Hodges I'm supposed to be writing a blog post, but instead, my mind is swirling with thoughts of you. I'm currently wondering how are y'all holding up? You've made it through eight days of school now Are you tired? Has it been difficult or easier than you expected? Do you miss me? (Because I'm REALLY missing y'all!) Do you remember all the things we talked abo...

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Holding Things Loosely

by Kim Pillow When Mary Dudley was in kindergarten, I can vividly remember Jan Locke with her glowing smile telling me one day in the Pillow carpool line , "Kim, enjoy it, it flies by so fast!" Jan's daughter was a senior in high school at the time. I pulled off and thought, "Psh, I've got sooo many years left." Now I know what many of you know, as the years go by, they d...

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Sharing Blessings

by Brandi Pillow Deuteronomy 15: 6-8"For theLordyour God will bless you,as he promised you, andyou shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, andyou shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you. If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that theLordyour God is giving you,you shall not harden y...

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Delta Streets 2018

by Watson M. Pillow Before I start, I must confess that all of the facts may not be perfect, and I'm sure I will leave some out, so please forgive me. Delta Streets Academy began six years ago. It has been housed in First Baptist Church for which I will always be thankful for their generosity in doing that. Then a few years ago Michael Joe Cannon of Cannon Motor Company ...

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Technology and Community

by Lee Coleman The vast array of cultural topics we covered in our "Seven Toxic Ideas Polluting Your Mind" Sunday school made for some fantastic discussion, but also left a ton of unfollowed rabbit trails that we just couldn't pursue due to time. In particular, the session on our addiction to technology had far too many angles to cover. One resource that I want to commend...

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