The garden, summer projects, & the killing of al Qaeda

Below I am reposting something I wrote in early May 2011, upon learning the death of Osama Bin Laden. At the time, I posted it on Facebook and in a church newsletter. Facebook discontinued showing posted “notes,” so I am posting it here. After the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s successor this week in … Read more The garden, summer projects, & the killing of al Qaeda


Do you have faith or are you just a spectator?

Jeff Garrison  Bluemont and Mayberry Churches  Luke 8:40-56  July 17, 2022 At the beginning of worship The most important part of having a relationship with Jesus is the potential to restore life.  Jesus provides us a reason to live.  Jesus wants us to live abundantly.  Jesus wants us to follow his lead and show compassion. Restoring life isn’t … Read more Do you have faith or are you just a spectator?


From Demon Possessed to Gentile Evangelist

Jeff Garrison    Mayberry and Bluemont Presbyterian Churches   July 11, 2022   Luke 8:26-39 At the beginning of worship: Why would you invite someone to church? I hope it isn’t to see or hear me talk, although I would enjoy meeting your friend. But that’s not why we should invite someone to church. We invite them because we care.  When … Read more From Demon Possessed to Gentile Evangelist