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“Yet Hates…”

By lisa rippy / September 17, 2022

Yet hates … (1 John 2:9) I can remember the day I was sitting on our sofa at home, study Bible in my lap and coming to 1 John 2:9. I just couldn’t breeze on over to verse 10 because of these two words that stopped me right there  –…

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Week 2 – 1 John Bible Study

By lisa rippy / August 26, 2022

Hi friend, What a wonderful night of listening and gathering more insights from the Word we had this past Wednesday night!  I knew it was going to take the full time together to cover such a volume of material, but it’s so necessary that we understand who John was as he…

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"The Better Way" Giveaway

By lisa rippy / April 14, 2017

One thing my mother used to always tell me is something her grandmother would often say to her: “Start off like you want to end up.” In the most practical sense, that little phrase can be applied to our life in so many ways. You want to end up 10…

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I Just Soon Choose To Love

By lisa rippy / January 4, 2017

When your 20 year old daughter comes to visit and brings in the new year with you, it’s a huge gift from the Lord that this overly elated mother savored every. single. milla-second of! As she left to go back to Franklin, TN, yesterday morning, I called Rip while I…

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Falling In Love…Again! A sweet visit with Kimandria Futral

By lisa rippy / October 31, 2016

When we think about “falling in love” what a wonderful thought it is…and when we think of falling in love over and over again, what an even greater and more wonderful thought! My sister and friend in Christ, Kimandria Futral, shares such wisdom in how to live falling in love…

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By lisa rippy / October 10, 2016



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Patience Is …

By Rene' Collins / May 20, 2016

  I have the privilege of working among the staff at my local church. I sent them all an email asking for their personal thoughts on patience. I received an abundance of good information! If I were to share it all, I’d be writing posts on patience for months! Here…

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Are You Fruit-bearing or a Fruit Cake?

By Rene' Collins / May 13, 2016

On May 1, my Pastor,  Dr. Stephen Anthony, preached a message for our graduating seniors. In his message from Philippians 3:12-17, he gave our seniors 3 tips from the apostle Paul. He told them to prepare to be faithful, prepare to be forgetful and to prepare to be fruitful. All…

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Christ's Peace by Rene' Collins

By Rene' Collins / May 9, 2016

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22 (ESV) This verse should have been featured to help introduce you to our new series on The Fruit of the Spirit. One of our newest…

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Physical Touch (by Kimberly Fulgham)

By Rene' Collins / April 27, 2016

Read today’s Inspiration from Kimberly Fulgham:   “And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them” (Mark 10:16)   Before you get all excited, I assure you that this is not about intimacy with your husband.  This is about a love language.  …

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