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That Time Of Year Again

by PGBC

Well it’s that time of year again, time to file your taxes! According to the IRS website the deadline to file is April 17th. Years ago, I worked alongside of a fellow who took a different approach to taxes than I did. My coworker had the philosophy that he would cheat as much as possible […]

Special! Special! Read All About It!

by PGBC

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV         “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Special! Special! Read all about it! […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

by PGBC

You probably remember the old commercial where the guy walked around with his cell phone asking, “can you hear me now?”, he was demonstrating how well the signal was with his carrier. Evidently, he didn’t pull into our driveway or he would not have gotten a response! A bad signal can be frustrating, especially at […]

Screech, errrrrr, buzz, screeeeeeeeeeeech!

by PGBC

“This is a test of the emergency broadcast system, this is only a test!” How many times have we heard that over the years, and just when you didn’t expect it? The Emergency Broadcast System was designed to alert us of potential danger, and to clear the airwaves for a special bulletin. If the alert […]

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

by PGBC

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” In a recent conversation I had it was brought up that each year stores begin displaying Christmas items earlier and earlier. The season’s beginning has moved from right after Thanksgiving, to right after Halloween, and even earlier in some stores. By pushing the season earlier it seems […]

It’s Not You

by PGBC

A friend of mine once offered advice to a hurting young Christian lady who couldn’t understand why her father was keeping a distant relationship. He would not call for months at a time, and would put off planned events with his daughter. Any attempt at visiting was extended through the daughter, rather than both ways. […]

What Other Denominations Believe

by PGBC

Ever wonder what other denominations of “Christians” believe? While serving as missionaries in Romania, we encountered a culture of over 80% Orthodox Christians and their beliefs. Orthodox Christians hold to some of the same doctrines as Protestants such as the Trinity, and Jesus as the Son of God. Their theology however, is more similar to […]

I Will Follow You

by PGBC

I recently heard a song again that was released in 2015 called “I will follow you”. I knew the lyrics already, but I guess I had never focused on what was being said. One of the verses sings “when the sea is calm and all is right, when I feel your favor flood my life, […]

Adversity As An Opportunity

by PGBC

Twenty years ago, I went rafting down the Ocoee River near Ducktown, TN. I remember the pre-rafting talk that the guide gave to us where he stated: “if you fall into the water do not put your feet down, rather keep them up as you are pushed downstream”. The reason for such instruction is so […]

Fear Of The Lord

by PGBC

Proverbs 19:23 states: “The fear of the Lord leads to life….” The theme of this year’s youth Disciple-Now weekend was “Fearless”, where the youth learned what it means to have life as children of an almighty God. Now my question for you is: do you fear the Lord? What does fearing the Lord even mean to you? Is […]