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  • Random kindness
    Pastor preaches 'Power of Contagious Joy'
    On Sunday, Dec. 14, Rev. Lois-Blakey Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia preached "Power of a Contagious Joy." This was the third Sunday in Advent when the theme was "Joy." She based her sermon on...
  • What are spiritual gifts and who are given spiritual gifts?
    What are spiritual gifts and who are given spiritual gifts?
    On Sunday, Dec. 7, Rev. Margaret Minnicks began teaching a four-week class at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia where the pastors are Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Jr. and Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, twin brother and sister.The Spiritual Gifts...
  • The Star of Bethlehem
    The Star of Bethlehem — Guest commentary by James J. Janicki
    James J. Janicki, Benedictine oblate of Saint Leo Abbey, provided the following guest commentary on the paintingThe Star of Bethlehem:Edward Burne-Jones’ The Star of Bethlehemcommissioned in 1887 and first viewed publicly in 1891 remains a...
  • Hit a Snag - A Devotion
    Hit a Snag - A Devotion
    Psalm 91:2-4 (NLT)This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will...
  • Ascending IN A Cloud Of Consciousness
    "Second coming" or second going?
    "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I GO AWAY: for if I go not away, the Comforter WILL NOT COME UNTO YOU;" (John 16:7)While many view this as pertaining merely to the literal, physical departure of Jesus...
  • Transformed
    Being Transformed by the Holy Spirit
    What does it mean to be transformed by the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit transform an individual? Transformation by the Holy Spirit begins the day you accept Christ as your personal savior and continues until we meet God in Heaven. Being...
  • Breaking Bad - A Devotion
    Breaking Bad - A Devotion
    2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NLT)We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud...
  • Pinterest - A Devotion
    Pinterest - A Devotion
    Habakkuk 2:1-3 (NLT)I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the LORD says and how he will answer my complaint. Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner...
  • "So Also Grace Might Reign!"(Romans 5:21)
    "So Also Grace Might Reign!"(Romans 5:21)
    Every now and again most people want a good deal like a discount on a purchase or break in price. These are good, but also the simple acts of kindness such as a “hello” or holding open a door, or letting someone go ahead in the grocery...
  • "His Faithfulness!"(Psalm 91:4, 40:10)
    "His Faithfulness!"(Psalm 91:4, 40:10)
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;his faithfulness will be your shieldand rampart."(Psalm 91:4)Reliable and dependable are words to describe the faithful, loyal person or product. They can be...
  • "The Lord: He Loves, Is Pleased, and Hears!"(Proverbs 15:8-9, 29)
    "The Lord: He Loves, Is Pleased, and Hears!"(Proverbs 15:8-9, 29)
    The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.” (Proverbs 15:9)Yelling and screaming adds too much noise to the conversation. The message was contaminated by emotions. The response was negative. It was...
  • “By Faith!”(Hebrews 11:3)
    “By Faith!”(Hebrews 11:3)
    By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out what was visible.”(Hebrews 11:3)The unseen is part of the world. There are germs and atoms. They are there. Scientists have...
  • Pastor preaches about the Holy Spirit
    Pastor preaches 'Oh, What a Friend We Have in the Holy Spirit'
    On Sunday, Oct. 26, Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia preached "Oh, What A Friend We Have in the Holy Spirit" based on John 14:15 and the verses that follow. The pastor began by saying she...
  • "Great and Marvelous!"(Revelation 15:3)
    "Great and Marvelous!"(Revelation 15:3)
    And sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.”((Revelation 15:3)Most people like to receive praise for a job...
  • "The Wedding of the Lamb!"(Revelation 19:7-8)
    "The Wedding of the Lamb!"(Revelation 19:7-8)
    7 Let us rejoice and be gladand give him glory!For the wedding of the Lambhas come,and his bridehas made herself ready.8Fine linen,bright and clean,was given her to wear.”(Revelation 19:7-8)(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God...