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Wonder No Longer

Wonder No Longer (The essence of this post is taken from a devotional by Paul David Tripp.) How often have you wondered why life is the way it is for you? How often have you said, “When it rains, it pours,” regarding a seemingly long string of bad or challenging things that are going on …Read the full blog…

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The Facts of God

The Facts of God I’m reading a book called “The Secret of Guidance” by F. B. Meyer. It’s a short book, but filled with true gems. One of the chapters is titled, “Fact! Faith! Feelings!” It talks of the role of each of these in the life of the Christian. Under the “Facts” part of …Read the full blog…

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Driven

”Driven” (The following thoughts, and some quotes, are taken from the book, “Foundations of the Christian Faith” by James Montgomery Boice (pp41-42). As Christians, we believe (mostly) that the Scriptures are more than inspired by God…they are “God-breathed.” We also have verses in the Bible itself which tell us, in varied ways, this truth. One …Read the full blog…

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You’ll Grow

You’ll Grow The last couple of days, I’ve been brooding over the words to some of the songs found in Handel’s “Messiah.” You see, I am a member of the Wichita Choral Society, which annually produces and performs the masterwork. We’ve been practicing, and several of the numbers are in my head. I also have …Read the full blog…

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Manuel

Manuel Let me tell you about a boy. The story is true. His name has been changed. We’ll call him Manuel. Manuel is enrolled in the public school system in the Wichita area. He’s only six years old, but has led a very eventful life up until this day. Manuel was kidnapped from his mother …Read the full blog…

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While It Is Day

While It Is Day There are times…and then there are times. This week is one of THOSE times. One of those times when the urge to just up and quit is very tempting and very strong. You see, it’s been kind of a rough two or three weeks. I’ll not bore you with the details, …Read the full blog…

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The Multitude of God’s Mercy

The Multitude of God’s Mercy I saw today, in my meditation, something in Scripture I really like. Psalm 5:7 says, “But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.” This is in the King’s English so it …Read the full blog…

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More Heroes For My Wall

More Heroes For My Wall Two or three blogs ago, I told you about the wall in my office that was “littered” with photos and other things. I call it my heroes wall because most of the photos on the wall are of people I consider to be my heroes. I’ve added to that wall …Read the full blog…

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Life and Faith

Life and Faith “I feel like my overall pessimism about life restricts me from trying to reach out to him because something is telling me he won’t listen to my prayers or they won’t make a difference. I don’t know why of all people he could listen to, he’d listen to me. My relationship with …Read the full blog…

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My Overriding Responsibility

My Overriding Responsibility I’ve been doing some thinking this morning as I complete my class lesson for this evening and also catch up on some reading. The focus of my thinking has been, well, focus. What is important? What is not? What should I spend my time doing or working with? What should I consider …Read the full blog…

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