And That Number Again Is …

Remember Hee-Haw? It’s OK if you don’t. I’m not too proud to tell you that Hee-Haw was a Saturday night television staple in my house growing up. Get a bath. Eat TV dinners. Watch Hee-Haw. Every Saturday night. That’s how we rolled at 1814 Walker...

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Providence Will . . .

The deacons’ Providence 2025 Strategic Plan: Providence Will is now available electronically on our church website (www.providencebc.org/about-us) and, in paper form, in the Rotunda.  Adopted unanimously by the deacons at their March meeting...

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Providence Presents

“Children of Eden” On May 3, the Providence Sanctuary will be transformed with a Spark of Creation, as Father (God) and a group of Storytellers bring “Children of Eden” to life. From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz and John Caird, this...

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New Beginnings

Martha Haigler has served Providence Baptist Church faithfully for many years now, first as Membership Secretary and, most recently, as our Pastoral Care Associate, a position with both pastoral care and administrative support responsibilities...

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A More Generous Way

One of the qualities I treasure about Providence—indeed, one of the qualities that drew me here in the first place—is our stubborn willingness to love one another in spite of our differences of opinions across all sorts of spectrums. As someone...

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The Hope of Spring

Each year, as the month of March draws near, I’m reminded of the simple poem “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” by Lorie Hill. March roars in like a lion so fierce, the wind so cold, it seems to pierce. The month rolls on and spring draws near...

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Morning Through Shadows

JRR Tolkien said, “You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” I think we, as Christians, do a great job of rejoicing in the resurrection, but sometimes we leave off the part where we found out what Jesus was resurrected from. That...

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Be Still and Listen

This past summer, I finally started reading Thomas Merton’s classic spiritual memoir, “The Seven Storey Mountain.”  It had been sitting on my shelf for several years.  I bought the book after one of my mentors recommended it as a good...

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Greater Things

Welcome to the new year! I’m going to forego the usual pastoral reflections about making resolutions, keeping resolutions, breaking resolutions, abandoning resolutions, and so forth. Everyone knows that even the hardiest of New Year’s resolutions...

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Break Into Song

“Break into song together, you ruins of Jerusalem! The Lord has comforted his people and has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm in view of all the nations; all the ends of the earth have seen our God’s victory.”  Isaiah 52:9-10...

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