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Let your light shine
Feb22

Let your light shine

Throughout Scripture, we see God’s creativity in communication to us. On the first day, God created light. Then, He spoke to Moses in a burning bush and led the Israelites out of captivity by a pillar of fire at night. In Ps. 34:5 the Psalmist writes, “Those who look to him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.” Through the prophet Isaiah, we read, “I will also make you a light for the nations, to be my salvation to...

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Pure and undefiled religion
Sep30

Pure and undefiled religion

“Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). Growing up in northern Oklahoma, my father served as a deacon in our church. He often took me along to make hospital visits, welcome new members to our church and serve the widows in his care. I have great memories of serving alongside my dad to care for our widows....

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State Missions Offering: How to get involved
Aug19

State Missions Offering: How to get involved

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matt. 25:35-36). When we see brokenness in our state, we see an opportunity for the Gospel. Through the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering, nearly 30 ministries are funded to...

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Are we there yet?
Jun11

Are we there yet?

After school dismissed for the summer, we packed our bags and headed out for a family vacation. This was the longest road trip our children ever experienced. I prepped their favorite snacks and new activities to ensure calm and happy travels. As you can imagine, we hit a few bumps in the road as we traveled across the plains on I-70, attempting to entertain our 3-, 4- and 8-year-olds.  With 45 minutes left in the drive, the kids began...

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Clearing paths to Jesus
Apr08

Clearing paths to Jesus

Clearing a path takes work! It’s time-consuming, inconvenient and sometimes costly, but the Baptist women of Oklahoma aren’t easily deterred. In just a few short weeks, thousands of women from all over Oklahoma and beyond will meet at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for the annual Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Women’s Retreat. As registration wraps up, our office has been inundated with phone calls and emails, not only...

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