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Dr. Smith has retired from First Baptist Lenoir.  Even though he is missed we wish him the very best.  While the church is looking for a senior minister, Dr. Bill Leathers will be our interim minister.
Dr. Leathers is a graduate of Wake Forest University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Doctor of Sacred Theology at Emory University
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings Dr. David Smith prepares a devotional for anyone who wishes to participate.  Below is an example.  If you would like to receive the devotional via your email, you may subscribe at the bottom of the page.
The Manna Connection
David B. Smith

Devotional  1190

August 13, 2014


Reflections:   Today begins our fall devotions.  I hope that you have had a most meaningful summer.   Our summer has been filled with family, friends, and new experiences.  I've had a lot of time for reading and reflecting.    We have been blessed.

                        One of the decisions I have made during these weeks of not writing is that I will begin sending the devotionals three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) instead of five days.  There are two reasons for this decision.  The first is that I do not want the writings to decline from less reflection.  Three days a week gives me more time to think and write.  The second reason is that I am considering how to expand  this writing ministry into other areas.  More on that as I see more clearly these new  directions.

                          I have missed the writing of these devotionals.  I have missed the communication and responses with many who read these devotionals.  My body, heart, and mind are ready for that which we shall share in the next few months.

                         This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  This Friday our first devotion begins.

 Prayer Request: O God, may the words of my writings and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.  Amen.

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Manna:  The bread given daily by God to the Hebrew people as they sought the promised land.  These devotionals are written by David B. Smith, Retired Pastor, Lenoir, N.C.  They are mailed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

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