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Ed Jordan: Mirror, Mirror

In many ways, reliable mirrors help us know ourselves better and reveal ourselves more effectively to others. Christians have access to two very reliable mirrors into which we can look to get an accurate reflection of our lives.

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Tony Brooks: The Millennial Generation and Stewardship of the Earth

As I mentioned in a previous blog, the millennial generation wants to make a difference in their world as well as their community. Many are linked to friends around the world through social media and have a global consciousness. One of the ways the church can improve their impact with this generation is a serious study of being good stewards of the earth and implementing a plan to do so.

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Ready to go?

Ready to go to Liberty, TX? Virginia Baptist Disaster Response is ready for you! Flood Clean Up and Rebuilding work is beginning there in partnership with the First Baptist Church of Liberty and other local leaders. Make plans to join in clean up and rebuilding efforts. Bring a team or come by yourself. Prior training in disaster response is not required but is encouraged.

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Ed Jordan: Celebrating Creativity

This past weekend at our church, we experienced an evening of creativity as we watched a movie about people showing and explaining their inventions in the early 1900s. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States was flooded with legal immigrants who came to contribute to the American dream.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Creative Outreach Ideas

I’ve been broken, lost, depressed, oppressed, and weak that I might find favor and gain the weak. I’m flexible, adaptable, and able to do and be whatever is needed for all kinds of people so that in the end I can use every means at my disposal to offer them salvation. (I Corinthians 9:22 VOICE)

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Janet Hilliard: Back2School Ministry Reaches More Than 2,500 Students in Southside Virginia

Saturday, August 5, was a beautiful, sky-blue day with a wonderful breeze—a perfect day for ministry. After a time of prayer and thanksgiving for the stacks of backpacks, shoes, and socks, our volunteers were ready to be a blessing to children who were returning to school. Soon, the hallways and classrooms of Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, Danville, were filled with the laughter of excited school children, thankful parents/guardians, and the prayerful voices of the many volunteers who took part in our first Back2School backpack and shoe giveaway event.

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Ed Jordan: Adrift!

Here is what Hebrews 2:1 (ESV) tells us: “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1 in the (The Message) states: “It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off.”

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Hurricane Harvey Update from Virginia Baptist Disaster Response

Hurricane Harvey Satelitte

Virginia Baptist Disaster Response and Baptist General Association of Virginia leaders are continuing to monitor the still-ongoing situation in southeast Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey. With the rain finally moving out of the area, volunteers will be mobilized and sent to Texas once the floodwaters start receding.

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Ed Jordan: Peace in the Storm

In a world embroiled in turmoil, how can we experience stillness and be at rest? How can we find peace and shelter from the storms of life? It seems that hatred is screaming from every corner. I am really not in the market for hatred; it is a counterproductive, useless commodity.

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