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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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What’s On Your Wall?

What’s On Your Wall? I have several photos of people hanging on my office wall, along with other photos and papers. The wall of people photos is quickly becoming my “hero” wall. Let me tell you who the people are (with one exception) whose photos are on that wall. Victor Udohabasi, missionary in Nigeria supported …Read the full blog…

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May God Have Mercy

May God Have Mercy I went to the store this afternoon to pick up a couple of grocery items after I had gone to a Quik Trip to put some gas into a pickup for a man who uses it for work, but didn’t have the money right now for fuel. He’s been in before …Read the full blog…

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Let Me Tell You A Story

Let Me Tell You A Story Let me tell you a story. Carissa came in to our church office a few days ago after having called the office a little earlier. In that phone call, she said that she needed rent money in order to avoid having to move. I listened to her story, even …Read the full blog…

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Stop! Just Stop!

Stop! Please Just Stop! I have often wondered where the idea that God has been thrown out of our public school system came from. Because, you see, that’s not true at all. God has always been in the public schools, and will always continue to be in the public schools. “But we can’t have a …Read the full blog…

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Discussion of the Day

Discussion of the Day Every so often, a particular topic of conversation seems to make its way around the church office. We think about it and discuss it among ourselves. Often, those discussions lead to other discussions, bulletin articles, and even sermons and classes. These discussions could easily be called discussions of the day. One …Read the full blog…

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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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