Pastor’s Blog

by Pastor Todd Bradbury

Invitations

Bruce Lewis has been cutting my hair for the better part of 20 years. I look forward to my monthly trip to Bruce’s barber shop because of the stories. Bruce has a gift for storytelling. On my last visit he told me the story of a friend of his that recently passed away, his name was Bernard.

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Every Day Is a Novelty

The past few months have been a difficult and emotional time for all of us. This is especially true for Sissy and Sherwood Dance. They received the joyful news last fall that they would become grandparents this spring. Their daughter Mary and her husband Stephen were expecting a boy. Mary and Stephen live in Hillsborough, NC.

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Going Marveling

A couple of years ago I mentioned in a sermon the idea of “going marveling.” What is marveling? I learned it from my favorite pastor, Fred Craddock. He said that when he was a child and was bored his parents would take him on walks and they’d stop to notice things like flowers, birds, or the way a cloud moved across the sky. Marveling is slowing down to pay attention to God’s creation; it’s recapturing a sense of childlike wonder.

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Faith in Action

Faith in Action

Faith in Action
 
Normally, I like to feature someone and their story of faith in my newsletter articles, but as we know, things aren’t normal. Rather than focusing on one story, I’d like to share with you how I’ve seen us put our faith into action over these last two challenging months.

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Goodbye for Now

We recently had to say, “Goodbye for now,” to one of the Saints of Bethel, our beloved brother in Christ, Wally Cordle.
 
Last year Wally had to step down as a Trustee of Bethel. The church offered Wally a beautiful gesture of love before he passed away. We voted to honor his life with a plaque which recognized his 47 years of devoted service to Bethel.

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Join God in His Work

In my journey of faith one of the most meaningful books that I’ve read was Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. In the book, Blackaby tries to help his readers to identify where God is working and how to join Him in his work. Blackaby affirms that, “My Father is always at his work to this very day (John 5:17).” But how do we know where God is working?

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