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Living With Purpose

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    American Country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek was a loving, faithful, Christian woman with many talents. She passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. I heard her in an interview four months before her death where she said, “When the doctors told me how bad it was and that my cancer […]

Living With Purpose

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    Our nation recognized the 66th National Day of Prayer on May 4, 2017. The faithful who ardently believe in the power of prayer took to community and local gatherings as a way to give emphasis to this important part of the Christian faith. How committed are you to a viable life of prayer? […]

Living With Purpose 

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    I once read the story about a preacher who was traveling across the countryside with a friend that was in the business field. At one of their many stops the businessman took out a New Testament that was neatly packed away in his briefcase. It was very worn and he opened it and […]

Living With Purpose 

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    I once had the humbling opportunity to lead a worship service (chapel) for a group of military service member’s just weeks before they were to deploy to a foreign country. I had served as their chaplain for a 3-week training rotation at the National Training Center (NTC). Many of the Soldiers were tired […]

Living With Purpose

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    There’s hardly anything more motivating than to see a person take a physical challenge or limitation and maximize its positive effectiveness. There once was a man in the church where I pastored who had a condition that confined him to the use of a walker. He could only take small steps. After talking […]

Benefiting My Fathers Arrows

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Above The Rim FCA Recipients

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Jorja Agrait and Blayne Miller both represented the Lady Royals and the men’s basketball teams for Jay, respectively.  The FCA event is held annually at the First Baptist Church in Pensacola. The event, which celebrated its 20th year on Monday, fed every boys and girls basketball team in both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties.  The evening […]

Living With Purpose 

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    Early in our marriage, my wife and I purchased a house that was listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. It was built in 1901 in a small town in the northwest corner of Florida. We both had an affinity for old homes and this seemed like a grand opportunity to restore […]

Coon Hill Day 

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Local Jay resident and runner, Matthew Dobson, decided to be creative and coordinate a fundraiser for the preservation and restoration of the Coon Hill cemetery located south of Jay. The Coon Hill Community came into existence around 1820 near a big spring of fresh water and had a general merchandise store, stable, blacksmith shop, Pony […]

Living With Purpose

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    It’s troubling that so many people live in a restless and disparaging condition. Countless people are dissatisfied with life in general and the slightest petty annoyances sets them off. Even more troubling is the inability for the average person to sit still for any length of time. Being still and silent are strange […]