Monthly Archives: July 2016

Enough!

As I read the account, my mind returned to my own parenting days.  I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every aspect of being, “Dad.”  But, looking back over the nearly 25 years of playing the part, I can say … Continue reading

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When God Says “No”

As David neared the end of his life, there was one major project he still wanted to complete – building a temple for God.  Scripture tells us that not only did David have a good, pure motive in wanting to … Continue reading

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Needle and Thread

In God Came Near, author Max Lucado described the scene between Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well with these words, “Silently the Divine Surgeon reached into His kit and pulled out a needle of faith and a thread … Continue reading

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Sacrifices that Cost

It’s one of the classic lines in Scripture.  King David uttered it after a farmer outside of Jerusalem offered to give land and oxen in order for the king to build an altar and make sacrifices to God.  However, the … Continue reading

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Collision Course

We were on a collision course – perhaps from eternity past; he, an 11 year-old with a broken heart and troubled childhood, me with nothing but the gospel of Christ to share. Yet, through an unlikely series of events, we … Continue reading

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Lost the Battle

I heard it again last week.  Another family member “lost their battle with cancer.”  The same was said of my sister, my pastor’s daughter, and dozens of others.  I’m sure you know many as well. We all understand what is … Continue reading

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Follow Every Leader?

To be honest with you, I was VERY tempted to skip over it; and who could blame me – the seemingly endless genealogies recorded in the first few chapters of 1 Chronicles are tough to get through!  But, I’m glad … Continue reading

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