Sunday, January 29, 2017

Steadfastness



Perseverance… It is defined as steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. It can lead to “longevity.”

Did you know…

As living conditions improve and the science of medicine advances, the longevity of the average American has increased greatly, from about 45 years in 1900 to over 75 years today. But the most impressive human longevity is nothing compared to the 400-year lifespan of an ocean clam found near Iceland, or the 5,000-year lifespan of the bristlecone pine, a tree found in the western U.S. We may use longevity to talk not only about actual lives but also of the useful "life" of things: the life of your car's tires or the shingles on your roof, for example.


Join us today at 11:00 am at central Baptist Church in Lowesville, VAas we explore Psalm 91, a passage from God’s Word wherein we can be encouraged to remain steadfast, even when life becomes difficult. Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Aging Gracefully


Following is an excerpt from a recent eulogy in which I shared brief thoughts related to aging. 

“Aging is an inevitable process, although many individuals, and skin beauty creams deny or openly fight it. Despite mythical and historical searches for the fountain of youth, such as the legendary stories associated with Ponce de Leon, everyone who lives, grows older. Traditionally, late adulthood begins in the 60’s and can extend up to 100 years. In fact, it is the longest span of any period of human development. In world history, it has been noted that individuals create some of their best works after age 65. Examples include Goethe completing Faust at 80. Titian painting masterpieces at 98; Toscanini conducting at 85; and Benjamin Franklin helping to frame the American Constitution at 80. With advances related to innovative procedures, and daily breakthroughs in healthcare and medical research, persons in late adulthood are now known as the young-old.”

Suffice it to say that if we take care of ourselves, and if Divine Providence smiles on us, we could very well live into late, late adulthood. May we make the most of such an opportunity and may we further God’s work on earth by loving our neighbor and extending the influence of the Church in the world.

As it pertains to God’s purposes in our community, it is my prayer that we would pause in order contemplate the reality that although we are all growing older with each moment, that we would redeem the time by giving ourselves wholeheartedly to service in the Kingdom of our dear Lord. Novus Ordo.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Central's New Website!!!


It is the evening after a long day on January 11, 2017 and I am ecstatic! Our new website is live.
A shout-out to Nathan Billings for all his hard work of designing the site!
Feel free to check it out.
Blessings to everyone and Novus Ordo.