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Investment and Return

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I regularly find myself reflecting on the many men and women that God has brought into my life through the years. As I think back over the proverbial path that God has led me down, I can see the faces of several faithful men and women of God who played meaningful roles in making me who I am and leading me to where I am today. I don’t know if they knew it at the time, but these people made...

A Different Standard

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I would like to meet the individual who is tasked with scheduling the airtime for the advertisements that play on the television from day to day. Either the television companies are running short on advertisements and as a result lack the necessary material to create a buffer between competing ads, or whomever is tasked with scheduling has intentionally chosen to run the ads for competing...

Screening the Call

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Robyn and I purchased our first cellphone in the fall of 2001. I don’t remember the exact model, but I know it was a bright blue Nokia phone. It was a pretty exciting purchase for us. At the time, we were newly married and living in Beckley, West Virginia, which was approximately 8 hours away from our nearest family members. This mobile phone cost half as much as our landline, and allowed us to...

Lay It Down

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I find that the members of my family teach me as much about the love of God as anyone else. That includes my youngest (not littlest) baby, Evie. I’ve written about Evie a few times in the past. She is our one-year-old Golden Doodle. She is a sweet girl and she is under the impression that our attention should be focused on her at all times. This is particularly true when she wants to play ball...

Make the Play

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I never actually played football as I was growing up. Sure, I threw the ball with my friends in the neighborhood and played the occasional schoolyard game, but I never played organized ball with a team. It was one sport that was never available to me. None of the schools I attended offered it as an option. The only “football” available to students at Elkhart Baptist Christian School, Grace...

The Pain and The Prize

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Sometime over the summer, my eleven-year-old son, JJ, decided he wanted to run cross country for his school. Actually, that’s not 100% true. He decided he wanted to run track for his school and, as per school rules, runners have to run cross country to run track. So, during the summer, JJ went to running club whenever he was able and then to practices as we entered into the school year. To be...

Blank Space

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Have you ever found yourself blankly staring out a window? I’m not talking about looking out at the view in order to take it all in. I’m talking about looking out into the void without looking for anything in particular. As far back as I can remember, this has been a practice of mine. Every now and again, I find myself looking out my office window through the slats of my blinds at nothing in...

Close Enough to See… Concerned Enough to Help…

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When our kids were younger we made it a point to read the Bible with them every night. Mikayla had a copy of “The Children’s Bible: Timeless Stories for Children.” As the title would suggest, it contained a wide range of Bible stories and, since it was for children, it also had pictures to go along with each story. We read those stories over and over again during the kids’ younger years. As we...

Rules of the Road

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Over the past two decades, I have had the privilege of taking several international mission trips. All of them have been amazing in too many ways to count. Besides providing me with the opportunity to partner with some incredible brothers and sisters of Christ around the globe, they have allowed me to experience cultures in very concentrated doses. The people, the languages, the mannerisms, the...

It Only Works If You Use It

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Summer is finally here in Seymour, Indiana. Temperatures have finally reached summer levels. The sun shines brightly until close to 9:30pm. And, school is officially out of session. Now everybody gets to settle into new rhythms and realities for the next several months. One of the realities for many of us is we will be spending significantly more time outside. A quick perusal of social media...

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Jeremy Myers

Jeremy Myers is a 15-year ministry veteran with experience in a wide variety of roles within the local church. He, his wife Robyn, and their two children, Mikayla and JJ, live in Seymour, Indiana where he currently serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church. He loves drinking coffee, playing music, and dreaming about what the church could and should be. Jeremy has an MA in Ministerial Leadership from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, a D.Min. in Missional Renewal from Palmer Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA.

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