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Working with our friends in Maine and Why it Matters

The first week of July we have a team of seven men headed to Christ Fellowship in Portland, ME to do some church renovation. I visited our good friends, Scott and Julie Terry there last November who planted the church. Portland is beautiful, but it is also located where it is exposed to harsh elements such as sea air and frigid temperatures. The good people of Christ Fello...

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

"Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trialsof various kinds,for you know thatthe testing of your faithproduces steadfastness.And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may beperfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom,let him ask God,who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."James 1:2-5 Let us rejo...

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Service Trip to Portland, Maine

As was announced this pastSundayduring our mission interview, we have a group of our men that will be traveling to Portland, Maine this July to serve with one of the churches that we partner with at Christ Fellowship of Maine. They are in need of some much-needed renovations to their facility. The entire outside of the building needs to be painted, windows replaced, and si...

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“SEEDS PLANTED…” Results from our Spring Retreat - Digital Detox Needed!

This past weekend we tackled an issue that many of us facesocial media addiction. Some of the national statistics and scientific research: 210 Million Americans suffer from internet social media addictions. Research tells us thatthe average Americancan't leave his or hercell phone alone formore than 6.5minutes checkingthem up to a 150times every day. Scientists ...

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Eight ways to deal with your entertainment addiction (escaping from escapism)

Sunday morning, after our sermon on laziness, someone caught me at the door. He said, 'Blair, what you just preached is me. I really struggle with being distracted by ______________ that keeps me from resting, working well and enjoying God. You pegged me. But what do I do about it?' While Solomon offers his wisdom and counsel on this matter beginning in chapter 10. I reali...

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Thanks and Shalom!

To my Providence Famiy, A big heartfelt thank you. I was overwhelmed when I received the love offering for my mission trip to Ecuador in July. Thanks to your generous donations, the entire cost of the trip has been covered. I pray that my life and ministry there will give glory to God and that I will represent Providence Church in a Christ-like manner. Thanks and Shal...

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Unplug & CONNECT

Our theme this year's student retreat is how weCONNECTto the heart of the Father. Helping students learn what we were created for and finding their souls satisfaction in a closeCONNECTIONwith God means being willing toUNPLUGfrom the things of this world. Are our smartphones tools that facilitate our commitment to the central purposes and values of our lives, or are they...

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What if I told you that you would win the publisher’s clearing house sweepstakes?

What if I told you that you would win the publisher's clearing house sweepstakes? Would you send in your entry form? What if I told you that you will achieve great heights in your career? Would you make sure you attend college to prepare for it? What if I told you that you would win the championship? Would you show up for practice? What if I told you, your retirement plan ...

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What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from January 2018 through March 2018)

What Pastor Blair Has Been Reading (from January 2018 through March 2018) Anon. Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Life from Beginning to End. Hourly History, 2017. The premise of the Hourly History publications is to introduce the reader to a subject in less than 60 minutes of reading. This one was on the life of the great engineer Isambard Brunel. He is considered one of Br...

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Verse by verse

I preach through the Bible expositionaly; which simply means I expound upon each verse as it comes in the text. Some of the topics I preach upon are a pleasure to address. Others can be awkward and difficult within a public setting. The upcoming verses in Proverbs 5 through 8 will be a challenge to some. Throughout these chapters, Solomon addresses the subject of marriage ...

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