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On Mission Blog

First Baptist Church of Palmetto exists to develop missionaries who will share Christ's love with our community and beyond. This blog provides daily devotions to inspire and equip Christ-followers to know Him and make Him known. 

Managing the Flocks

“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17

by George Volpe   Bible Reading Plan - daily reading Day 13 Mark 10:13-52 Ps 15        

Decisions Decisions

“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” Luke 14:28

by Amy Pilson   Bible Reading Plan - daily reading Day 12 Mark 9:30-10:12 Ps 13–14    

A Train Wreck

“For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.” Psalm 50:10

by Kel Cunard    One Christmas morning there was quite a surprise waiting for me under the tree. For several months leading up to that day, my dad had been working on a secret project in...

Keeping Your Head Above Water?

“If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.” Psalm 50:12

by Kel Cunard       Since the crash of 2008, our nation has walked through some difficult financial times, but there are signs our economy is improving. Unemployment is at its...

Finish What You Started

“So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.” 2 Corinthians 8:11

by Amy Pilson    I don’t even bother setting goals because I have always defeated myself before I even start! I just know that I am going to fail so why bother starting? – At...

Go Boldly Forward

“ But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, to the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:5

by Nick Molick    The end of the year brings the inevitable cornucopia of year end lists, reviewing the events of the year and listing those who have passed away. We would be well served...

Perfectly Human

“You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48

by George Volpe    Jesus said we should be “perfect,” even as God is perfect. At the outset that seems impossible (read on). But we also might have expectations of our own...


”Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

by Cathy Slusser     Perfectionism. Ooh boy, did I ever use to struggle with perfectionism. When I was first married, a young mom, a newly employed historian, I just wanted things...

Perfection's Curse

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

by Kel Cunard    If you are in the market for a new house, do I have a place for you? Nestled on 15 acres in Manvel, Texas, about a half-hour outside of Houston, lies a beautiful home...


“I have finished the race…” 2 Timothy 4:7

by Kel Cunard    Winston Churchill once said, “The maxim, ‘Nothing prevails but perfection,’ may be spelled PARALYSIS.” As a new year begins, most of us have...

The New Year

“One thing is needful.” Luke 10:42

by George Volpe    We get concerned when someone we love does things to hurt themselves. The Apostle Paul said, “No man yet ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes...

Depending on the Source

“ . . . you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:3b

by Keith Thomas    He was the first inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame, holds the record for a season’s highest batting average of .366 (or .367, depending on the source), and...


“Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!” Psalm 105:4

by Amy Pilson    Last year I started the My One Word project. Through prayer you come up with one word that will serve as a primary focus for your year. In 2017 my word has been...

Your Word is Truth

”All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Timothy 3:16

by George Volpe    It’s a strange thing, but it seems like when we have something valuable, its value sometimes diminishes simply because we have it in our possession. We tend to...

A New Year?

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Psalm 119:9

by Kel Cunard    Are you ready for a new year? Chances are most of us are pretty sick of the old one. The past twelve months will not be remembered for their tranquility. Between...