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A Simple Act of Civility

Posted on January 27, 2011 | By Robby White

The news report stated that the President’s State of the Union address would be different; Senators would cross the aisle and put aside their partisan differences and sit together. This is in response to the shooting that occurred earlier this month in Arizona. It is a way to show respect and unity at a time […]

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Wade A Little Deeper

Posted on January 18, 2011 | By Robby White

We were all uplifted and challenged on Sunday as Bill Hoffman talked about his wife, Tammy, and her unwavering faith during her recent battle with pancreatic cancer.  Bill emailed me a transcript of what he said and gave me permission to post it on our website. I am honored to share this with all of you. […]

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it…. ok ok that’s enough Snow!

Posted on December 27, 2010 | By Rob Collins

Well, I have officially celebrated my first Christmas as a husband and it was great.  It is strange to not be in Texas for this holiday; but I have loved being around my Huntsville and Locust Grove families! I really, really enjoyed the Christmas eve service.  I loved writing a children’s story for it, and […]

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A Snow Day Sermon for You and Yours

Posted on December 26, 2010 | By Rob Collins

It was the day after Christmas all through the land, snow was falling and ruined Rob’s plans.  He had a wonderful sermon with both laughter and joy, it was going to be fun for every girl and boy.  But the weather was really bad, the icy roads made Rob nervous, so he called Pastor Robby, […]

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Tammy’s Lesson Plan for Life

Posted on December 20, 2010 | By Robby White

Tammy’s Lesson Plan for Life Tammy Hoffman was a beloved member of Locust Grove and this entire community. She was a valued and loved teacher at Riverton. Tammy’s legacy is one of faith and love. The following essay was written by Tammy after she had been diagnosed with cancer. This is something I call Tammy’s Lesson […]

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Maine Trip

Posted on November 17, 2010 | By Robby White

Thanks for a great trip!  Vickie and I will forever be grateful to you for all you have done for us. We love you and count it a joy to be a part of the Locust Grove family. Below you will find a few pictures from our trip to Maine.

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The Power to Bless

Posted on September 16, 2010 | By Robby White

I recently read Barbra Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World. She talks about the practice of pronouncing blessings. We have the potential to pronounce blessing over the people we come in contact with. Pronouncing blessing is a powerful way to encourage others. This is an ancient and biblical practice. We have the potential to bless family and […]

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Preaching in a Onesy?

Posted on September 7, 2010 | By Rob Collins

David Platt, in his new book Radical, points out a dilemma that he faced when becoming the Pastor of a megachurch. He says that his model for ministry is Jesus, who is really more like the Pastor of a minichurch! I understand this dilemma that David faces; I still struggle with it every day. I suppose that all […]

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A Call to Social Justice with no Apologies to Glenn Beck

Posted on April 21, 2010 | By Robby White

Maybe you’ve heard of Glenn Beck. He is the host of a talk radio show and Fox News television program. Last month Beck urged his listeners to leave their church if economic or social justice is a part of the church’s mission. Beck said, “I beg you; look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic […]

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Tiger and Forgiveness

Posted on February 20, 2010 | By Robby White

Tiger Woods has publicly confessed of wrongdoing and asked for forgiveness. The commentary provided on his press conference has ranged from harsh to accusations of insincerity. Of course it is impossible to know the motives of others. Only time and actions will reveal the intent and motives of Tiger. Perhaps the deeper issue for Christians […]

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Practicing Compassion

Posted on January 18, 2010 | By Robby White

Matthew’s portrait of Jesus reminds all of us of the importance of compassion. One way to practice compassion is to help those in need. The tragedy in Haiti becomes a way for us to practice compassion. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship provides an avenue for us to give. CBF has people on the ground in Haiti […]

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Snowing In Texas

Posted on December 25, 2009 | By Rob Collins

Another wonderful day here in Texas 🙂  The day has brought with it 2 inches of snow while my dear alabama friends are snowless.  strange.  even stranger is that yesterday the weather was sunny and warm, temperature in the mid 70s…i wore shorts and a tshirt most the day and ran my AC in the […]

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That’s My Favorite Pen

Posted on December 23, 2009 | By Rob Collins

Stories from Texas! Well I’m in Texas right now, enjoying the Christmas holiday with my family.  Yesterday afternoon Casey and I were both reading, DORKS-I know, and i needed a pen.  For making notes of course. lol.  Casey handed me a pen from her purse saying, “that’s my favorite pen!”  I read for a while […]

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Grump-a-lump Solomon

Posted on November 11, 2009 | By Rob Collins

“Somebody has a case of the muuunnnn-days” I decided to complete the homework assignment that Robby gave on Sunday morning, even against my lazy instincts. Read the book of Ecclesiastes he said. Well that’s exactly what I did last night. Meaningless reading, I say! Meaningless ideas, and meaningless preaching lead to meaningless meaninglessness! What does […]

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Collecting Hobbies!

Posted on August 31, 2009 | By Rob Collins

I don’t know about you, but i love new hobbies.  Not sure what it is about starting a new hobby; but i’d guess that its the excitment.  there’s just something exciting about starting new thing…the possibility of all the fun that could be had with such a hobby…and the chance i could be awesome at […]

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