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Mountaintop musings: Road Tripping

By the time this is in print I will be in Springfield, Ill. Then on the 23rd Lisa and I will be sharing our ministry with Zion Hill Baptist Church in Chatsworth, Ga. The following week it is on to Cleveland, Ohio to officiate our oldest son’s...


Mountaintop Musings: The tension of faith and works

In the New Testament book called “James”, written by Jesus’ half-brother, there are several verses that people misread, or misapply on a regular basis. I hope that for most people it is an honest mistake. It is easy to come to a section of...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    August 8, 2018

Real Fellowship Results in a Real Life!

This past week has been a real enjoyable time for me and the members of the Community Bible Church of Lincoln and the Lincoln Baptist Church, and especially for the 32 wonderful people from South Side Baptist Church in Damascus, Arkansas. We have cut...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    July 11, 2018

Mountaintop Musings: Trust Not to Worry

I am sitting here watching the sun come up. It is a beautiful morning. The snow is gone, grass is green, bluebirds are around, and early summer has arrived in the mountains. I often do not take the time to enjoy this part of the day during early summ...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 27, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

Last Saturday morning we were blessed to be able to sit around our kitchen table and talk with some dear friends from Tennessee who have come to assist us with Bible camp. We first met Doyle and Susan in the winter of 1994-95 when we started...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    June 13, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

When I arrived at church this past Sunday, there were some there whose faith and emotions had been terribly upended. They had found out about the couple who had lived in Lincoln that had many struggles which resulted in their lives being shortened...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 30, 2018

Mountaintop Musings

Investing money for retirement is a good and noble goal. After all, who does not want to have a bit of a nest egg to retire on? Social security is ok; it will help you some. But it was not intended to be the main source of one’s retirement fund....

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 16, 2018

Mountaitop Musings

As we move through the month of May there are many things worth celebrating. If you are being inundated with water right now, you will be celebrating the lowering of the run-off, and assistance from neighbors and friends. Speaking of which, please...

 By Dave Carroll    Columns    May 2, 2018

Change & Choices

My last “Musing” was titled “A New Beginning” and in it I shared some thoughts on being in community, and also on a new chapter in life as pastor of the Community Bible Church of Lincoln. I am very excited about that! But then again we are...


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