March 16, 2023 - Sometimes, if we are not careful, our life becomes like the file drawer in our desk. We make a mental file folder for this drawer and in there we put everything that pertains to special subjects. We place God, religion and prayer in one file and we mark that file; “Use on Sunday only” or perhaps “Use in case of emergency.” We might add the caveat, “to be used in relation to special things.”

In reality, God, religion and prayer should never be filed away at all. They should absolutely never be marked for use on Sunday only, in emergency or to be used for special things. We are constantly to love and consult with the God of Heaven. Our Christianity is to be lived every day. We are to live so that others will see Jesus living in us and our prayers are to be as the breath of life.

Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica and said, “pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17). When we use God, religion and prayer without ceasing, we bring order right into our lives and affairs. We also rid ourselves of any mental reservations we have made on the use of God, religion and prayer. Then, there will be no place in our life where the effect of this practical application of Christianity will not be felt.

It’s something to think about... tbp

Join Us for Worship this coming Lord’s Day at Center Church of Christ or online

March 13, 2023 - Social Point Baptist Church of Tenaha is hosting the 10th Pastor Appreciation for Pastor Alford Berry and Lady Loretta Berry on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 2:30pm. Guest speaker is Pastor Bryan Gates, Harmonia Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas.

Social Point Baptist Church is located at 166 CR 430, Tenaha, Texas 75974.

March 13, 2023 - Pastor Dorene Hill and the Carroll Chapel CME Church Family would like to invite you to their Annual Family and Friends Day Program on Sunday, March 19 at 3pm. The guest speaker will be Rev. Frankie Cooper. Everyone is invited.

March 13, 2023 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, March 13.

“Everything old is new again”. This year, for the first time in 35 years, CD sales were overtaken by LPs. Vinyl is back! That’s good news for me - I’ve got about a thousand records in my collection. Long playing albums were the dominant media for most of the 20th century, but were overtaken by compact discs in the late ‘80’s. And now they’re back on top. Everything old is new again.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 voices a similar sentiment - “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Every generation always thinks that their experience is new. But students of history know that there is truly “nothing new under the sun”. Worldwide pandemic? It’s happened before. Financial crises? Look it up. Humans behaving badly?  Oh yeah.

Here’s another old saying - “The more things change, the more they remain the same”.  And we take comfort this morning that we worship an unchanging, eternal God.  The 100th Psalm reminds us that “the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations”.

Meet you back here tomorrow,

Bro. David

March 10, 2023 - Jackson Missionary Baptist Church Youth Camp BBQ fundraiser is Monday, March 13, 2023. There will be a bake sale as well.

$10 per plate, on the square in Center, Texas from 11am to 2pm or until sold out. Includes pulled pork sandwich, chips, pickle, cookie, and water.

March 9, 2023 - The Southern Plainsmen Quartet, Louisiana’s Goodwill Ambassadors, will be in Concert at 7pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Center Bible Fellowship Church, 925 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935. Refreshments to follow. All welcome. A love offering will be taken. Learn about the Southern Plainsmen Quartet online at

March 9, 2023 - Patroon Baptist Church Church is hosting a Yard Sale and Pulled Pork meal fundraiser on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 for the youth group.

Yard sale opens both days at 8am.

Pulled pork meals available for $10 at plate.

Patroon Baptist Church is located at 310 FM 2261, Shelbyville, Texas.

March 9, 2023 - Why do we live in such a mad rush? Why have you been racing about all day, as though today is your last day on earth? Why do you sit and pat your foot impatiently when your telephone call is a little slow going through?

The answer of course is always, “There is so much to be done, and so little time!” And it is true. However, have you ever heard the old saying, “Rome was not built in a day?”

Jesus had the burden of the sins of the world on His shoulders, and yet, He said to His disciples, “come ye apart into a desert place, to rest awhile.” Jesus knew they could not crowd every day and every moment to the brim without losing some of the peace and relaxation they needed for their real goal in life.

When Jesus and the disciples passed through Samaria, Jesus was weary, so He sat down by the well to rest, while His disciples went away into the city to buy bread. He took the time to take little children into His arms and bless them. To a group of disciples with the most stupendous task before them any group of men ever had – evangelizing the whole world – Jesus said, “Consider the lilies.”

Take time out to notice the beauties of nature and draw some conclusions about God from them. Take the time to meet God at His house for Bible Study and Worship on the Lord’s Day. Don’t live in too much of a hurry.

It’s something to think about... tbp

Join Us for Worship this coming Lord’s Day on Center Church of Christ or online

March 8, 2023 - The House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries presents Founder's Day on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:30pm and celebrate, Apostle W.E. Nash, Jr.

Guest speaker is Apostle Rodney D. Beard, founder and overseer at New Birth Reconciliation Inc., Family Worship Center, Moss Point, MS. The events theme is "You're gonna live to see it happen" from Psalm 118:17.

The House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries is located at 215 Church Street, Center, Texas 75935.

March 7, 2023 - The Community Men’s Prayer Ministry of First Baptist Center is celebrating its one year anniversary with a breakfast on Wednesday, March 8 at 6am at Estrella Restaurant, 224 Tenaha Street. Dr. Tim Watson, interim pastor of First Baptist, will share a brief word of encouragement. Any man is warmly welcome!