My main aim as a pastor has been to do all I can to partner with God to get my people from where they are to where they need to be. This means different things for different people, but the goal is always the same.

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The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

The other day I saw a little girl at the counter at a local fast food restaurant. Her eyes were just at the level of the counter. She had to rise up on tiptoes to see the clerk. She was almost tall enough but wanted to be just a little taller.

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“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” Ephesians 1:18

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He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. Genesis 8:10-11

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The Rev. Ronnie M. Womack, pastor of Spanish Grove Baptist Church, Scottsburg, will celebrate his 18th pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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There is a delicate balance in life. It involves the capacity to speak. In many situations, just because we can speak, doesn’t mean we should. We must wait for the right moment, the time that brings healing, faith or hope.

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St. Matthew Baptist Church was established in November 1869, after 23 charter members were granted their “letters of separation” from the Clover Baptist Church.

Childrey Baptist Church is sponsoring a mission project for Ben and Talley Updike in Uganda, Africa. The couple along with their two children, Aubrey and Gabe, left the United States in December and will return to visit for a month and speak at Childrey Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Dec. 8.

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The Community Choir of South Boston will hold its annual concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the First Baptist Church of South Boston, 815 N. Main St. The theme will be “Come Before Him with Singing.”

As we live our lives, we must remember to be thankful for the tiny details that are a part of who we are and what we can do. From the fingers of our hands to the cells of our bodies, we are created beings, made by a powerful and loving God, and he has made the wonderful systems of the human body from their finest details.

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The month of August is a special time of year. It has around 30 days or so, like any other, but it has characteristics that make it stand out.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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The deadline for submitting items for the religion page is noon Wednesday. Items are published as space allows. Priority is given to upcoming special events happening within one week. Email items to religion@gazettevirginian.com.

When my younger brothers and I were teenagers, we used to climb up on top of the roof of our house and jump to the grass below, rolling on impact. It was great fun for all of us. That was some 40 years ago.