Monthly Archives: May 2015

Too Hard to Stand

When life becomes more than we can stand – perhaps it’s time to kneel before Him in prayer. He longs for us to come to Him, and He promises to hear. –Dave “Answer me when I call, O God of … Continue reading

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Where to Turn

“But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.” (1 Sam 30:6) It had to be one of the lowest moments in his life. In the span of just a few years, David had: been forced to leave his father’s … Continue reading

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Empty

I was sitting on the porch when I noticed a brilliantly-colored cardinal land on my bird feeder a few feet away. He only stayed a split second before going about his day. A moment later a few sparrows did the … Continue reading

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Double Victory

In a sermon entitled, “Loving Your Enemies,” Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the following: “To our most bitter opponents we say, “…Do to us what you will, and we shall continue to love you. We cannot in all good conscience … Continue reading

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On Hold

I recently read an article by an expert in the field of Customer Service who wrote that the average caller will begin to experience (and express) frustration after being kept on hold for 20 seconds – 20 seconds! If handled … Continue reading

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Remember Them

Even the name of the holiday practically begs us to remember.  Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, as an effort … Continue reading

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Ghost Story

In the foreword to his book, For One More Day, author Mitch Albom made a statement that stopped me in my tracks. While introducing the true story he was about to tell, Albom wrote, “This is, in some ways, a … Continue reading

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The Big 5 – 0

Today, May 22nd, I turn 50. As one jovial soul put it, “At 50, you’ve entered the Stone Age: gall stones, kidney stones…” (I’m still trying to decide if that’s funny or not)! Fifty seems impossible to me, for I … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting. If we’re honest, there’s not a whole lot we like to do less. I mean, we are the drive-thru generation of instant everything after all. Yet, I keep running across some pretty incredible promises in Scripture associated with waiting. … Continue reading

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EK or EIS?

The words look and sound so much alike; but, oh what a difference a few letters make. Exegesis is the critical evaluation and interpretation of a text.  It is derived from “EK,” a Greek preposition meaning “out of,” with the … Continue reading

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