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First Presbyterian’s Weekly Email Devotional.

Friday, December 7th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I was reading a Mary Oliver poem called “Prayers” this morning as part of my devotional time and here is a line from it: “this isn’t a contest but a doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”   That thing that is not a contest but a […]

Friday, November 30th

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Greetings all, here is your e-votional for the week… To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who […]

Friday, November 23rd

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Happy Thanksgiving! We can already sense the frenzy of December’s busy-ness even here in November. What a wonderful time it is, then, to stop and breathe and be thankful. In preparation for Thanksgiving, I have been rereading the “Thank You” section of Max Lucado’s book Before Amen which he spoke to the congregation about […]

Friday, November 16th

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Greetings all, here is your e-votional for the week… “Vindicate me, O Lord,  for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind.  For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to you.  I do not […]

Friday, October 27th

by Admin

Dear Church family, Are you getting excited about this coming Wednesday? I know you are because I know that it is a big holiday in your family: celebrating together the night when Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany. Wait? Is that NOT the holiday you are anticipating? […]

Friday, October 19th

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Greetings all, here is your e-votional… “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’”-Mark 1: 12-13 I love the Gospel of Mark, he cuts to the chase.  There are no […]

Friday, October 12th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Earlier this week we were blessed to host Dr. James Lee, associate professor of the history of early Christianity at Perkins Seminary in Dallas. One of the things he taught us about the early Church was that they did not struggle with the truth that Jesus was God. That was not controversial […]

Friday, October 5th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I hope many of you got a chance to hear our King Speaker, Kaitlin Curtice, this past weekend. In her afternoon session, she said something that had me grabbing for my purse desperately trying to find a piece of scrap paper so I could write it down. She said, “My existence is […]

Friday, September 21st

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, We have three adult Sunday School classes now! I hope you have taken the opportunity to dip into one of these options—Elder Larry Price teaching Acts, Rev. Phil Blackburn have conversations around interesting podcasts, and me teaching the book of Revelation—for I am certain any of them would be both an educational […]

Friday, May 25th

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Here is your e-votional for Memorial Day Weekend… “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride […]