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Ed Jordan: Achieving Our Dreams

Dreams are not fulfilled merely by wishful thinking; they are fulfilled through dreaming, planning specific steps to move us toward completion, and then hard work and commitment to fulfill the dream one segment at a time.

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Engaging Internationally at Camp Piankatank

A number of years ago, a gentleman emailed me from South Korea about the possibility of sending his daughter to Camp Piankatank. After communicating back and forth several times, we eventually worked it out so she could come to camp for a couple of weeks. Myungsu always said that he wanted to get more Korean students to come, but it was difficult and presented many challenges.

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Happy 195th Birthday, BGAV!

Today marks the 195th birthday of the Baptist General Association of Virginia. It was June 7, 1823 at Second Baptist Church in Richmond where 15 delegates gathered for the first meeting.

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Tony Brooks: 4 Ways to Prepare for Time Away from Your Sunday School Class/Small Group

All of us need some time away to rest, renew, and spend time with family. Having been away over the weekend with family for a wedding, I was reminded of the need for vacation as well as spiritual renewal.

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Will Cumbia: Baptism

This brief swim in an Alpine lake brings with it heavy consequences. And every single person standing in that line enthusiastically proclaimed yes. For them Jesus, and this new family of God, are enough.

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Ed Jordan: Life is But a Swim

One of my favorite books is The Challenge of Change in Organizations: Helping Employees Thrive in the New Frontier by Nancy J. Barger and Linda K. Kirby. It really is a great book, even if the title leaves you saying: “Really?” It was written in 1995, and change and me have a long history—which isn’t over yet.

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Engaging Internationally at Camp Piankatank

A number of years ago, a gentleman emailed me from South Korea about the possibility of sending his daughter to Camp Piankatank. After communicating back and forth several times, we eventually worked it out so she could come to camp for a couple of weeks. Myungsu always said that he wanted to get more Korean students to come, but it was difficult and presented many challenges.

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