Lee Canipe

September 27, 2021

Coming Together

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 At some point this week, you’ll be receiving in the mail an invitation to make a financial covenant to help fund our shared missions and ministries in 2022. There is, of course, […]
September 1, 2021

The Next Vital Step

Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  John 15:4 Everything that we do at Providence Baptist Church is faith formation. That’s both a bold, and a […]
August 1, 2021

The Next Vital Step

Since the early weeks of March, we have been slowly regathering at Providence—first for worship together, then for indoor group meetings, Vacation Bible School, a church conference, and other opportunities for people to get reacquainted after being separated for so long.  It’s been fun to reconnect with friends and be […]
July 1, 2021

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

I am the son of a children’s minister. My mom served in that capacity for 20 years at First Baptist Church in Greensboro. She was good at what she did, advocated strongly for the place of children in the life of a thriving church, and still has very definite opinions […]
June 1, 2021

My List of Joyful Things

The author of Ecclesiastes is famously jaded. He’s been there, done that, lived to tell about it, and is awfully hard to impress. Life is brief, he writes—and when it’s over, nobody knows f or sure what happens next. And so, as a result, it can be hard for us […]
May 1, 2021

A Reconciling Community

April 2, 2021

Remembering the Grace Behind Us

March 4, 2021

Getting to the Other Side

Then I replied to them, “The God of heaven is the one who will give us success, and we His servants are going to start building.” Nehemiah 2:20 Do you remember where you were on March 8, 2020? I do. I was with 427 other members and friends of Providence […]
February 2, 2021

“Providence Will” Keeps Moving Forward

I love the book of Nehemiah. It’s the story of what God can do when God’s people work together with a shared purpose and a common goal. For Nehemiah and his fellow Israelites, the task before them was rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem that the Babylonian army had destroyed many […]