Author Archives: Jacob Sahms

About Jacob Sahms

I'm searching for hope in the midst of the storms, raising a family, pastoring a church, writing on faith and film, rooting for the Red Sox, and sleeping occasionally. Find me at,, and the brand new

What if All the Kids Had Coats? 4.0

Five years ago, a young girl came into our church, followed by her brothers. All of them were shivering, because like the last few days, central Virginia was experiencing a cold snap. [We all know it’s warmer now, but we … Continue reading

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Skittles on Mars

In the year 2123, with the Earth facing overpopulation, Mars Inc. agreed to fund an expedition to colonize … Mars, with the stipulation that in all future establishments, Skittles would be prominently displayed for all to eat. Over time, it … Continue reading

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License Plates & Beggars

I pulled up to the line already in place at the stoplight, and immediately saw the older gentleman begging by the side of the road. “Homeless, Need Help” read his plain sign, no explanation or details given to the reason … Continue reading

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Stu Garrard’s Words From the Hill

Stu Garrard (or Stu G) was once the guitarist for a ‘little’ worship band called Delirious? for its twenty-year run from The Cutting Edge Band to Delirious? (circa 1992-2009). Now residing in Tennessee, the musician-turned-humanitarian finds himself musing on the … Continue reading

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Steve Berry’s The Lost Order

In the nineteenth century, the Knights of the Golden Circle existed to bring wealth and power to southern, slave-holding states. When the abolitionist movement increased in power – and ultimately, the Civil War commenced – the KoGC sought to raise … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Sermon: Don’t Be Afraid (Matthew 2:1-12) (7 p.m. Wesley)

Sometimes, Christmas can be less than God intended it to be. Sometimes, we fail to see the beauty of Jesus’ birth, God with flesh on incarnate in our world. Sometimes, all the stuff of Christmas can get in the way … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Sermon (DNBA): Do You Wonder? (Matthew 2:1-12) (5 p.m. Wesley)

Do you wander? Do you wonder? J.R.R. Tolkien wrote that “not all who wander are lost.” Think about that for a minute. Are you willing to wander or are you someone who has to know exactly where you’re going and … Continue reading

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