The Power of Sin

By: Pastor/Teacher James R. Paxton Sin can be so powerful that it can place and keep a person in total bondage. Satan will use that power to keep that person under his control. It may be manifested through drugs, greed, hate, alcohol, sex or any number of other means. It becomes so strong that it can drive a person to kill even people he loves to get More...

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By Clay Free Press On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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To love life

By Joseph J. Mazzella During the last four years of her life my mom fought a valiant but losing battle against cancer. During that time, she lost her health, her hair and 40 pounds. She was in and out of the hospital More...

By Clay Free Press On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Vinegar Upon Nitre is Not a Good Thing

Proverbs 25:20  As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. First things first. What’s nitre?  I like the definition I found in More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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A place of suffering

 By Lee Roy Anderson For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15. Isaiah 53:4, says, surely More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Echo from the Hills

October is spinning out her days of gold under the deep blue skies of autumn. Summer is gone, taking with her the wildflowers that marked her days, and hot days of sunshine. The cheerful songbirds that warbled throughout More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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A Wild Thing

Jas 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. We all have one. It gets us into trouble again and again.  t is fed by our thoughts and will repeat anything our brain releases. More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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Acts of Kindness and Love

By Joseph J. Mazzella When I decided to major in English in college I thought it would be fun because I loved to read so much. It turned out to be a lot more difficult, though, than I thought it would be. The differences More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
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A Letter From Jesus

Imagine you walk in to the church service early one Sunday morning. Not here in West Virginia, but a church service in the city of Ephesus around the year 95 AD. Men are praying; Psalms and hymns sung by the faithful. More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Fall and Faithfulness

It’s starting to cool down and feel more like fall. The leaves are starting to change colors and the days are getting shorter. Apples are being harvested and the grass has about called it quits for the year. This More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Eat Dessert First

By Joseph J. Mazzella My wonderful daughter made me a red velvet birthday cake this year using her own special combination of creativity and love. It was huge and I cut myself the biggest piece. With the first bite More...