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To the Uttermost

To The Uttermost When was the last time you tried to fix something, and your repair didn’t work out like you had planned? Maybe you tried a new recipe, and decided after tasting it that you probably won’t make that recipe again. Or you got the latest “new” over-the-counter medicine for sinus and allergies and …Read the full blog…

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Which Are You?

Which Are You? Excerpt from “They Smell Like Sheep” by Lynn Anderson: “…deep and lasting relationships of authentic spiritual leadership do not work among worldly people. They are only possible among people who know God. Worldly leadership is about power and control and is driven by self-interest. But Jesus says, “Do not be like them. …Read the full blog…

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One. At. A. Time.

One. At. A. Time. I recently read some thoughts from a good friend of mine, Kristen Bennett Marble. In her thoughts, Kristen pointed out the passage in Isaiah 2:4, where Isaiah prophecies, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and …Read the full blog…

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Good, Good Father

Good, Good Father I adapted the following from an article by Brian Maisch. You’re a good, good Father. It’s who You are, And I’m loved by You. I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to sometimes complicate the gospel. I think I make it complicated to avoid being convicted by the simplicity …Read the full blog…

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What World Do We Live In?

The following is taken from a sermon by Jim Cimbala. Cimbala extols the scripuralness and value of faithful and fervent Spirit-led and Spirit-directed prayer in the life of the Christian and the Church. He’s not anti PowerPoint or painted walls, but passionately urges us to get our priorities straight. He’s talking about a conference some …Read the full blog…

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A Dandy Design (To borrow a phrase)

A Dandy Design (To borrow a phrase) The following is from the Does God Exist? ministry. In the event you haven’t heard of it, Mr. John Clayton has, for nearly 50 years, worked with the ministry, which exists to provide evidence to open-minded, thinking people that God does exist — that the Bible is his word and …Read the full blog…

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A Welcome Change

A Welcome Change Later this summer, as many do this time of the year, we too will go on vacation. This year we are re-visiting some of the places we first visited 43 years ago on our honeymoon. Although much of what we will see will remain the same, or similar-looking (Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon), …Read the full blog…

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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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