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Alcoholics Anonymous

Three of my closest friends are in AA. Our relationship began when I visited the editor of a local paper. I wanted to place an ad in his paper for our church. He and I became friends. We coached Little League on the Boston common for seven years. I discovered he was in “recovery.” My […] Read More

One of my former youth approached me in the fall of 2010 and said, “Hey, I’ve been thinking I need to get into a program or something.” McKenna was 19 at the time. We had never discussed his drug and alcohol use previously, but it wasn’t a secret. I didn’t know much about his options, […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, Va. March 30, 2014 The Fourth Sunday in Lent Ephesians 5:8-14 For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and […] Read More

Living Water

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 23, 2014. John 3:4:5-42  Water.  Alongside oxygen and food, water is one of the three things essential to sustain life.  The other day, I saw a Youtube video called “What if you stopped drinking water?”[1]  Here’s what I learned.  Did you know that […] Read More