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Living Saints Forgotten

January 20, 2015

Stephen Ammons | Pastor
First Baptist Church, Darrouzett, TX

I would like to introduce someone to you all. Her name is Palma. Ms. Palma is a charter member of our church here in the Texas panhandle. She is a great 94 years young. She, along with several other ladies, decided that when the church built the new sanctuary, they would make the stained glass. These ladies hand made all the stained glass and did a masterful job. Their legacy is forever etched into the building of our church. When I started as Pastor here I went to visit Ms. Palma. She is a wonderful lady who loves to laugh. She lives in an assisted living facility in Perryton, TX, a good 30 minute drive from Darrouzett.

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Child Evangelism and Calvinism

December 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: We generally do not publish anonymous works. However, the desire of this author to remain unidentified while describing personal situations prompted an exception in this case.

I’m a former Calvinist who could really use some help. When evangelizing Jews, atheists, Jehovah’s Witnesses or any other type of person, there are a lot of resources to guide me. But I haven’t found any help on how to witness to a confused child—young or adult—of a Calvinist. I experienced the new Reformed movement without the influence of the non-Calvinist majority. I have seen it for the past fifteen years—long enough to observe its affects on the second generation. As I share examples from my former church, friends and relatives, I must keep these details vague in order to protect both their identities and mine. For this reason, I am writing anonymously.

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Close Encounter of the God-Kind

June 7, 2013

by Walker Moore

In this journey called life, I’ve had more than my fair share of unusual encounters. I don’t know why God has allowed these into my life. If they don’t come at every corner, they come at every other one.

Some of these encounters come in bits and pieces, much like a 1,000-piece puzzle. Almost all the pieces are the same color, size and shape, but eventually you get them put together and are amazed at the puzzle’s beauty. Continue reading

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