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Walking Alongside Neighbors (Curated)

By Joe LaGuardia

One Sunday morning during the collection of tithes at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Florida, Randy (not his real name) reached in, dug deep, and padded all of his pockets in order to find money to put into the offering plate. 215 more words

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Celebrating 20 years of Dr. Michael Carter, worship minister at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach

By Joe LaGuardia

This invocation began the “Michael, Patti, and Friends” concert that celebrated Dr. Michael Carter’s 20 years (and more to come!) of worship leadership and ministry at First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Florida. 530 more words

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High Points of the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention

Katrina and I had a great time at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis this year. This year’s meeting was exceptional in many ways. 537 more words

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A Cross, but no Church

By Joe LaGuardia

I am a minister in limbo, what Will Campbell might call a preacher without a pulpit.  My wife said today that I am like one of those folks who wear a cross but don’t have a church. 825 more words

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