Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • Safe at Home
    Rev. Craig Carter
    Pastor, Lynn Haven United Methodist Church
    Safe at HomeFormer major league baseball player, Al Gallagher, once said: “There are three things in my life which I really love: God, family, and baseball. The only problem is, once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.”  While I hope that is not entirely correct, it is not far from the truth for me as ...
  • Most people do not know that they are dysfunctional.
    Dallas Finch, L.C.S.W & Meredith Finch Thurlow, L.C.S.W.
    Finch & Finch Consulting Group, LLC
    Most people do not know that they are dysfunctional.Most people do not know that they are dysfunctional. The reality is we are all uniquely and wonderfully made with our own quirks and defense mechanisms. The very thinking styles, behavioral and instinctual responses that are used for safety all too often keep us stuck in…

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • Don’t Be Sloppy
    Rev. Phil F. Edwards
    First Assembly of God
    Don’t Be Sloppy“I want you back here in two weeks for more medical tests. There’s got to be something wrong with you; I just haven’t found it yet. Somebody up there likes you.” The doctor’s words brought grateful tears to Floyd’s family standing around his hospital bed. …
  • Here I Stand. So Help Me God.
    Rev. Cory D. Colravy, Pastor
    Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA)
    Here I Stand. So Help Me God.On October 31, 1517, a spunky German Roman Catholic priest, monk and professor named Dr. Martin Luther posted his now famous 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He had pastoral concerns about the Roman Catholic practice of issuing indulgences. As the 95 Theses were soon translated into German they struck a ...

Testimony/God Stories

Local pastors and business men and women tell us their “Testimony/God Stories”
  • Eddie Who?
    Eddie Pitts
    Eddie Pitts
    Pitts Lawn Service
    Eddie Who?I have been in awe of the Lord all my life and have many God stories. The one I’ll share here is when I felt the Lord leading me to start my own lawn and landscape business. I had a good job with good pay and good benefits, so I was much in…
  • My Favorite God Story
    Dr. Wade Rinehart
    First Choice Physical Therapy
    My Favorite God StoryIn 1999, the Physical Therapy market was so saturated that it was very difficult to find a job. I was a new graduate, married, and had a whole lot of money in school loan debt. I tried to make a deal with God stating that I would work for him if he would help me ...

Difficult Questions Answered

Local pastors and business men and women answer “Difficult Questions”

Last Sermons

Local pastors answer “If this was the very last sermon I would ever preach…”
  • To Whom It May Concern
    Cole Bailey, Pastor
    Lighthouse Church
    To Whom It May ConcernIt is not by coincidence or chance this letter has found its way into your hands. It has found its way to you so that you can learn a truth that will change your life forever! Like you, there was a time in my life when I was searching for truth, not what everyone around ...
  • Won’t you please put your faith and trust in Him today?
    Steven Kyle, Pastor
    Steven Kyle, Pastor
    Hiland Park Baptist Church
    Won’t you please put your faith and trust in Him today?Luke 13:24 tells us there is only one door to heaven…and it is narrow. These words of Jesus are not politically correct in our age of religious pluralism. If Jesus came to America preaching this message today, He would be labeled a radical and would probably be arrested. In fact, that’s exactly why the…