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Packs of Fifties

Packs of Fifties If you would win a contest where the winner was handed Federal Reserve packs of $50 bills every ten seconds until the winner said, “That’s enough,” how many packs of bills would you take? I remind you that those packs of fifties are each $5,000. Would you take two packs? Ten? One …Read the full blog…

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Only Then

Only Then It’s been raining here in the Wichita area. Of course, that’s not a new thing. Nor is it something that folks in the rest of Kansas haven’t experienced recently. It seems that the rain has been falling pretty much everywhere, and there’s been a whale of a lot of it…enough for whales to …Read the full blog…

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Comfortable Clothing

Comfortable Clothing I don’t write nearly as often as I used to. It’s not that I don’t have something to say. And it’s not that I don’t have the Internet or the computer. It’s that my days seem to be much more full than they used to be some months ago, and my thoughts and …Read the full blog…

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Beams of Heavenly Light

Beams of Heavenly Light ”Even in the midst of the darkest rainstorm, beams of heavenly light shine through.” You’ve seen quotes similar to that many times, I suspect. These kinds of things seem to come from either the eternal optimist or the eternal pessimist. One experiences the realization; the other experiences a wishful hope of …Read the full blog…

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Lessons From Lilies

Lessons From Lilies Several years ago, we sold the old home place. It was the place where I and my family were raised…the only place my parents lived in their married life. The day before the closing, I went to the place and dug up some old-fashioned roses and some lilies. The roses had been …Read the full blog…

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The Hallelujah Anthem of the Free

The Hallelujah Anthem of the Free When my Lord bought freedom with the blood of His redemption His cross stamped pardon on my very soul I’ll sing it out with every breath, I’ll let the whole world hear it This hallelujah anthem of the free That iron bars and heavy chains can never hold us …Read the full blog…

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Church

Church Adapted from a devotional by Paul David Tripp Church is wonderful. Church is important. Church is meant to remind us of the miserable condition in which sin left us and our world, and of the glorious rescue of redeeming grace. The songs we sing, the Scriptures we read, the sermons we listen to, and …Read the full blog…

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Fear or Faith

Fear or Faith This past weekend, we had two men from “Hope for Life” in town. Hope for Life is an evangelistic effort by Herald of Truth Ministries that uses a rather unique, but ancient method of evangelism. The whole thing starts with, “Can I tell you a story?” and goes from there. The men …Read the full blog…

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Words & Thoughts

Words & Thoughts Today, a Facebook friend of mine posted this scripture passage as part of a devotional. James 3:9-12; With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and …Read the full blog…

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Words

Words Paul Tripp Ministries sends a weekly email to me (and countless others) each week. The email contains a devotional that is usually relevant and timely. This week, he talks about the power of words. He uses a passage in Proverbs as his base text. Proverbs 18:21 in The Message says this, “Words kill, words …Read the full blog…

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