As a child, I was addicted to playing sports. I was drawn to football, basketball and baseball. I loved competing alongside teammates. I found my greatest joy in working with others to collectively achieve a synergistic success. I loved training, practicing, competing and, at times,…

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            The past weeks have been hard to watch. Unprecedented national upheaval has shaken us to our core. Regardless of your political leanings, what has transpired in Washington DC and around the country is deeply concerning.   In the midst of the confusion, PastorServe has been asked if we have an…

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                 Are you ready to say goodbye to 2020? Are you anticipating a 2021 that holds less life altering crisis, fewer challenges and a smaller number of earth-shattering realities? Personally, I am looking forward to a less disruptive and chaotic 2021. But, let’s not move on too quickly…

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While I appreciate the many excellent Bible translations available, there will always be those passages that I love to read in the King James Version. Psalm 23 is at the top of that list. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me…

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Jimmy Dodd | PastorServe

Unquestionably, 2020 has been the craziest year of our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions, unprecedented political partisanship, record hurricanes and wildfires and the list goes on and on. In January, many said the murder hornets would be the big story of 2020. How I wish they had been right!  As I detailed last month,…

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Jimmy Dodd | PastorServe

What a year 2020 has been! No one could have foreseen all that this year would hold. As I reflect on the greatest spiritual lessons I have learned over the past 12 months – one near the top of the list occurred in August 2019. In his grace, the Lord taught me a lesson that…

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Jimmy Dodd | PastorServe

Like you, PastorServe is grieved by the murder of George Floyd. And like you, we want to respond in a manner that demonstrates long term commitment to change. At the launch of PastorServe, nearly twenty-one years ago, we made a commitment to serve the whole church, regardless of race, gender or economics. And to this…

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Jimmy Dodd | PastorServe

Quick. Name any of the twenty most recognizable logos in the world. If you said Apple, Starbucks, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Disney, FedEx, Target, Google, Nike and McDonalds, you are correct! The list also includes 3M, Walmart, Visa, Adidas, Toyota and many more. Companies spend hundreds of millions to create a connection between a logo and the…

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“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalm 27:1 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is pain, grief and death all around. Today, if you are hurting, you need to be assured that God weeps…

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We trust that Easter, though different, was a sacred opportunity to proclaim the transformational hope offered by our Risen Lord Jesus! In the afterglow of Easter, let’s look back to one of the most important moments of Jesus’ passion. In John chapter 18 Jesus and his disciples cross the Kidron Valley. Only John specifically mentions…

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