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The Blow Out

by Aaron Moore

“Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever”! My family and I have much for which to be thankful this week- including our lives. We came back from a trip to Florida on Monday making really good time. The kids were behaving (miraculously), the stops were brief, the conversations […]

New Year’s Resolutions

by Aaron Moore

I had a great meeting with a couple of men this morning in my weekly Bible Study. We started working through 1 Peter, and being that today is New Year’s Eve the topic of yearly highlights from 2015 came up, as well as goals for 2016. This is such a good habit to cultivate; to […]

Standing in the Need of Prayer

by Ron Tippens

  If there ever was a phrase from a song that described me it is the one above. “Not my mother, not my father but it’s me O Lord standing in the NEED of prayer.” I am a needy person and most people I know are in need. Our beloved church stands in need of […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain!

by Ron Tippens

She sang it with all of her heart – four year old Christabelle – at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church’s Weekday School Christmas program… Go, Tell It On the Mountain That Jesus Christ Is Born! With sheer joy she sang it and I am so thankful for the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church loving the Gospel and […]

Old Bingo McDonald

by Aaron Moore

  Ok, sing with me, “Old McDonald had a farm, and Bingo was his name O”! This is a quote from my 3-year old daughter Joy. Cute; pitch perfect; yet missing the mark in some way. The other day we were out to lunch together and while she sat on the other side of the […]

How Great is Our God

by Ron Tippens

The message on a recent Sunday at ARPC was on worship. “What is Worship?” We looked at the fact that we live in a culture that can take us in the wrong direction with worship if we are not careful. For example we are an entertainment culture – we want to be entertained all the […]

Sunny Delight

by Aaron Moore

Years ago when Elliott was just a baby and my wife and I were early in our marriage we had one of many conversations about what we wanted for our kids. It’s highly possible that this particular conversation stemmed from watching a Sunny Delight commercial- but the gist was that we wanted to be “that […]

WAIT…

by Ron Tippens

I sat in the hospital rooms these past few days with Martha – with Sandy – with Eddie and I shared with each of them the same Psalm.. The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be […]

The Battlefield

by Aaron Moore

Last week the kids, Sarah, and I got to spend time up in Richmond VA with Sarah’s side of the family. It’s always so nice to get away for a bit to relax. We spent time with friends, saw a movie, went to a trampoline place, went to a Civil War battlefield, and I rounded […]

When The Saints Go Marching In…

by Ron Tippens

Soon (Sunday, November 1) it will be All Saints – one of the most meaningful services of worship of the year for me. Saints? That’s you and me – anyone who is in Christ. We are all called to be saints (I Corintians 1:2). Our culture around us has ruined the word “saint” and we must […]