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Religion

  • Experiencing the power of the resurrection

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    What recurring sin or bad habit do you consistently fall into?
    What behavior is holding you down with shame, leaving you to wonder whether you’ll ever prevail over it?
    You’ve gotten to the point that you dare not even speak with God about it anymore, yet you desperately need – desperately want – His forgiveness and His help to overcome it.

  • Out to Pastor; Life has its compensations

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    At times, it seems as if there is absolutely no justice in this world, and then something wonderful happens making up for almost everything. This past week I was fortunate enough to experience one of those rare jewels of life.
    I must say not all weeks are like this. My weeks usually range from bad to worse to when will this ever stop?
    A normal week for me is when I take two steps forward and get run over by a car. Or, just when I think I’m caught up, I discover I’ve been working on last week’s to-do list.

  • Breaking the escalating cycle of disrespect

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    Why do I become so offended when others disrespect me by treating me unfairly, when sadly (and regrettably), it seems that almost every day I disrespect someone with my thoughts, my words, my attitudes and my actions – at least in some way.
    You too?

  • Out to Pastor: Quandry of the first order

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    Quandaries come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.
    First are those quandaries that come about through no fault of the person in said quandary. For all practical purposes (and those in a quandary are usually not practical), it is impossible to adequately prepare for such an event in life.
    Second are self-imposed quandaries. This, unfortunately, is the area where I flounder the most. To be perfectly honest, and I’m not suggesting that I’m perfect; I have created most of the havoc in my life.

  • Buckhorn News

    By ETHEL SKIPPER

    To some people, the subject of the resurrection of Jesus is a mystery.
    In fact, it is the cornerstone of the Christian faith and the hinge of human history.
    All of the teachings and actions of Jesus are validated by the resurrection. Kingdoms and empires have come and gone, world leaders have faded from memory, major events are mere footnotes – but the resurrection of Jesus propelled Christianity into the entire world, affecting human history to this very day.

  • Out to Pastor

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    One thing I have learned throughout my life is sometimes speaking your mind only gets a piece of somebody else’s mind – and not the good piece.
    The old saying goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. However, I’m surprised the old dog doesn’t know the old tricks. What good is a new trick if you have not really mastered and learned from the old tricks?

  • Get to know your risen Savior

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    It makes me shudder to think what it would be like if Jesus were an impersonal God.
    To serve a God Who didn’t want a relationship with us would make every day unimaginably lonely and difficult.
    And worse, how empty it would feel to pray to a god who graciously died for our sins, but remains dead to this day.
    Thankfully, every Easter Sunday, my heart sings because not only is Jesus alive, but He wants us to know Him.
    Yet, how often we take that for granted.

  • Wakulla mission visits Nicaragua

    On Dec. 3, 2016 Crawfordville First Baptist Church partnered with St. Marks Baptist Church sending a mission team of 15 people to work alongside the On Eagles Wings Ministry in Leon Nicaragua.
    The Mission team consisted of both first time goers and experienced missionaries. The youngest being Christeney Byrd of St. Marks, who happened to turn 15 during the trip, to the eldest being Mrs. Evelyn Stills of First Baptist.

  • Where does the time go?

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    I remember my grandfather telling me that the older you get the faster time flies. Laughing at him at the time I thought it was another of his little stories he loved telling.
    Just the other day I caught myself telling one of my grandchildren, “The older you get the faster time flies.” Then it occurred to me. I am my grandfather. I am not sure how I got here, but here I am.

  • The real reason to have a quiet time

    By SHERYL H. BOLDT

    It may have been my favorite Valentine’s Day. Not because Bert bought me red tulips and a box of candy that year, but because of the hugs he gave me.
    His hugs were extra special – lingering hugs – as if he weren’t in a hurry to let me go. It was clear Bert enjoyed being with me. Since then, we often plan times to spend together, away from distractions and outside demands, making more favorite days.