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  • Tips for Training Dogs, Kids - and Employees!

    I have enjoyed training dogs, raising my children and managing employees for a while now, and I find some basic principles to be transferable.  As for the cat...you're on your own, good luck.

  • You Are There

    By Charlotte S. Goodrum Oh God, You are my God and You are the jewel of my life.  Nothing I could ever own and nothing I could ever do can fill my heart with the joy I possess when I am close to You. Oh God, yes, You are my God and I will worship You and praise You forever because You are there.  “…And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

  • Bear Much Fruit

    By Charlotte S. Goodrum I once thought bearing much fruit meant to bring others to Christ.  However, saving people is not my job.  I can plant seeds which is my job.  I plant seeds when I bear the fruit of the Spirit.  This is the fruit Jesus is referring to.  John 15:5 (NKJV)

  • As If I Know the Way

    By Charlotte S. Goodrum The God of the universe beckons me to be still and listen for His voice.  And yet, I clamor through this world running here and rushing there as if I know the way.  I know God is in control of my life and joy is found in His presence.  I know He is faithful and every promise He makes He will keep. 

  • Are New Year Resolutions for Christians?

    Published on January 1, 2017 James Clark Senior Pastor Instead of making New Year Resolutions, consider creating a pathway to spiritual growth through practicing the disciplines of the Biblical Christian lifestyle. Consider the classic spiritual disciplines as described by Richard J. Foster in his book Celebration of Discipline: INWARD DISCIPLINES MEDITATION PRAYER FASTING STUDY SIMPLICITY

  • Who is Watching the Leaders

    Published on January 10, 2017 James Clark Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church Tomball One of my staff stopped by my office to share a story of an incident that happened in our WEE School program (a curriculum based preschool project we run two days a week). Here is her story: Our staff got a laugh out of the incident and life moved on, everyone happy. 

  • Thoughts From the Pews

    by Charlotte Goodrum “What it means to live a life where we are in conversation with God…Prayer can simply be defined as a conversation with God…God is more interested in our attention than our activity,” my pastor said. Hearing this statement about attention, I leaned forward in an effort to focus on my pastor’s words. “You are worried and upset about many things.” “Jesus travels in an…”

  • Operation Christmas Child 2015 Collection

    Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are discipled through their Bible study course, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to become faithful followers of Christ and share their faith with others.  

  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

    First Baptist Church Tomball recently received an award from the IMB (International Mission Board) for our 2014 Lottie Moon Offering.  The Manchuria Challenge Award recognizes churches that give over $100 per capita to the offering.  It represents only 2 percent of the 50,000 churches that comprise the Southern Baptist Convention.  Why a "Manchuria Challenge?"  Lottie Moon died on December 24, 191

  • Being an Inclusive Church

    Because your assumption is wrong. They do have something in common with you. Seeking God. Whether they have been a Christian their whole lives or for a moment – or still deciding, they are here, with you, on Sunday morning, in Wednesday night youth, seeking God and trying to find where they fit. Show them where they fit, right here beside you, amidst sinners seeking God.

  • Little Cabin on the Lake

    By Charlotte Goodrum Psalm 119:17-19 HCSB Deal generously with your servant so that I might live; then I will keep your word. Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from your instruction. I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me. Charlotte Goodrum / Member FBC 11 yrs

  • We are not Promised Tomorrow

    Today on what I will call an “ordinary day" I was sitting on the couch when I heard a loud bang. It was so loud it literally sounded like a gun went off. As I turned around and looked out the back yard window, I saw feathers flying. As I looked at the bird, I said a small prayer asking God: "What is the purpose of that poor, beautiful bird suffering a sudden death like that?"

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