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Ed Jordan: Walk Together, Children

I just returned from participating in the 2018 annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was an amazing time, as we heard how God is working in so many different churches and in the lives of different people.

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Tony Brooks: The Parable of the Pencil

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Quantico along with our team to learn more about leadership. On this trip our lessons were from a retired Colonel Joseph Shusko in the United States Marine Corps. He was instrumental in changing the training for US Marines and martial arts at Raider Hall and around the world as he included training in body, mind, and spirit.

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Ed Jordan: Having Ears But Not Hearing

There is a great saying by Jesus in Mark 8:18 (ESV) where he confronts the disciples, saying: “Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?”  This saying is full of irony but also spiritual truth. There are at least three layers of background to this saying which influence its meaning. Three? Really? Yes, really. We were discussing how we would recognize the correct city bus, when a blind man with a white cane asked where we were trying to go. We told him, and he said that we were at the correct stop.

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BGAV College Scholarship Recipient: Eliza Green

Through Cooperative Missions offerings, the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) provides scholarships and ministerial education funds for eligible Virginia Baptist students who need aid in financing their education. BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds can help students earn an undergraduate degree, pursue undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry, or access training and continuing education opportunities.

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Ed Jordan: Learning from the Blind

Some years ago we were in the St. Paul/Minneapolis airport waiting for our return flight to Europe. It was running seven hours late, so we decided to go visit the Mall of America by catching a bus that departed right outside the airport. We were discussing how we would recognize the correct city bus, when a blind man with a white cane asked where we were trying to go. We told him, and he said that we were at the correct stop.

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Ed Jordan: Living Without Power

This past week has been one of those life events that I wish had never happened. My wife and I returned from an overseas trip, but we caught some kind of illness on the plane coming home. It was one of those awful cough and cold conditions that just would not go away.

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Ed Jordan: Time is the Secret Ingredient

Recently I watched a documentary about the relationship between changes in cooking and our changing lifestyles. The film showed how natural cooking over wood fires takes a lot of time and is very different in nature from the fast foods and convenience foods we consume these days. Slowly cooked foods have great flavor and nutritional value and are easier to digest.  

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