November 2015

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A Note from Pastor Jim

by judy

Dear Friends, Back in September, I attended the annual meeting for the ABC of the Great Rivers Region. One of the workshops I attended was led by Dr. Jeffrey Jones, entitled “Facing Decline, Finding Hope.” In this workshop he helped us pastors see that the church is in the middle of a change in paradigm […]

A Note from Pastor Jim

by judy

Dear Friends,  As I write this article I am in a hotel room in Costa Rica, having spent the last week getting to know all about the work that the Baptist Federation of Costa Rica is doing among its Church. We spent the first couple of days visiting a number of Church and seeing the […]

From Costa Rica

by judy

Pastor Jim’s Travel Blog from Costa Rica Pastor Jim’s Travel Blog – Day 1: My day started early with a flight to Houston, where I met with some other members of our group. There are a total of eleven people in our group. We were blessed with a smooth flight and met up with the […]

“Free to Take Hold of the Life that is Real Life” 1 Timothy 6:17-19

by judy

 Last summer, as most of you know, my family took a vacation to Colorado. It was the first time Emma had visited the state, and Michelle and I hadn’t been there in years. We stayed mostly around Colorado Springs, which is a great area for tourism. Some of you saw the pictures I posted on […]