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A Pastor’s Ponderings

In Psalms 33:12 it says: ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…’   This wasn’t taught to me in public school but I learned of it later in…

A Pastor’s Ponderings: Being Bold

“ …And for me, that utterance [or ‘words’] may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,” Ephesians 6:19 (NKJV)…

Words of Comfort

  In 1 Thessalonians 4:18, the apostle Paul writes, “Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.” The words he speaks of are in verses 13-17, in which believers who have…

A Pastor’s Ponderings

This devotion hits me more than anyone else I guess, because I need to be fed before I can go out and feed. Three different times today before I began…

A Pastor’s Ponderings: No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus

John 11:25 I am the resurrection and the life.   With Easter and Spring quickly approaching, there are a lot of thoughts that pass through my mind, but none sticks…

A Pastor’s Ponderings: A Lesson From Lilly

James 4:10 says, “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.” As we laid the body of my cousin Lilly (Lisa) Widener to rest,…

Jeff and Sheri Easter In Concert

Concert Review by Stephen Widener; January 13, 2013; Catawba Valley Baptist Church; Morganton, North Carolina.   People in these parts of Western North Carolina love Southern Gospel Music. They know…

A Pastor’s Ponderings

In John 4:4, we read that “He (Jesus) must needs go through Samaria.”(KJV) There is a reason John wrote this, as well as there was a reason that Jesus needed…

Telling It On The Mountains

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings…” My paraphrase from Isaiah. 52:7 Having lived in the North Carolina Mountains, or foothills, all my…

I Once Was Blind

Here’s a little insight to what I like to read, listen and see.   I have been brought up in church all my life, and music is in my blood.…