A Response to ‘Roe v Wade’

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“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”[1] Like so many I was elated and moved to tears with thankfulness over this announcement. Thankful for those who have stood in the gap for mothers who thought they had no other options lending their voices to the unborn. Thankful for those who have prayed, given, lobbied, fostered, […]

Mission Dignity Sunday

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Mission Dignity is a ministry of GuideStone Financial Resources which provides financial assistance to retired Southern Baptist Ministers, workers and their widows who have faithfully served God’s people and now find themselves struggling to meet basic needs. Through this ministry, more than $9 million is distributed annually to help retirement-age Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows […]

Lostness

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“The world’s greatest problem is lostness.” Paul Chitwood, International Mission Board (IMB) president These words were offered as over 8,100 messengers gathered at the annual Southern Baptist Convention this past week to conduct what must be the largest business meeting in the church world. In fact, with all the media reports about the lively debate and characterizations of […]

LifeGroups on Mission

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The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those […]

Summer Break

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No two words are more beautiful to the stressed-out student than summer break. No tests or homework. No projects or papers. Just freedom in all of its sleeping-in, vegging-out, obligation-free glory. If I’m being honest, I miss summer break…a lot. There are not a lot of breaks when you have a job, kids, grandkids, and other necessary responsibilities. Even […]

Love Loud Montgomery

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Love Loud Montgomery, formerly known as the Forest Park Ministry Center, is a compassion ministry of the Community Ministries of the Montgomery Baptist Association. The Matthew 25 Building, located on East Ann Street, meets immediate physical needs of people in crisis. Their clients can shop for groceries at no cost at the Matthew 25 Building. Christian world […]

Don’t Give Up

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When we began our journey through this #KnowTheWord campaign, we welcomed the challenge with eagerness and optimism. Eastmont rallied around the thought that not only were we going to SAY we are shaped by Scripture, we were going to truly BE shaped by Scripture. Early on, we held firm on that desire. Each week, church members shared their thoughts on the […]

2022 Mother’s Day Ministry Event

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Eastmont hosted the Mother’s Day MinistryEvent on Friday, May 6th. Sixteen ladies and their ten children from Friendship Mission participated in the evening’s activities.Friendship Mission is a ministry inMontgomery serving the homeless. The ladies in attendance are all residents ofFriendship Mission’s homeless shelter for women and children. The stories of these ladies are as varied as their backgrounds, but the one thing they all have in common […]

The Family Table

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My family dinner table will soon look different. With our daughter graduating, one chair will be empty more often than not. I am torn with mixed emotions. On one hand is sadness, recognizing there will often be one less voice participating in the daily recap (something you learned, something you enjoyed, and something you encountered in […]

Sending Instead of Leaving

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Most of us think of life in stages. Getting married is one. Having kids is another. But perhaps the first and seemingly most significant one is graduation. I remember how much I looked forward to my high school graduation. From senior pranks to pseudo study periods, the only thing that mattered was making it across the […]