Monthly Archives: September 2016

Grandpa’s Toolbox

I had finished mowing the yard and decided to enjoy a glass of lemonade while relaxing on the front porch for a bit.  As I did, a gentle breeze carried the ever-so-sweet fragrance of honeysuckle from the side of the … Continue reading

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The Source and the Outcome

It’s a story I will likely have to revisit often as I frequently need the reminder of how it should be; how it can be.  The details surrounding the Jews preparations for building God’s temple in Jerusalem are just incredible.  … Continue reading

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Breeches

“Hey little mister – looks like someone is getting a little too big for his breeches!”  I didn’t hear it often as a child, but when I did, I knew it was time for me to straighten up and back … Continue reading

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You’re Out!

Most of us likely don’t recognize his name.  However, in the 18th century, George Whitefiled was the most widely known preacher on Earth, and is often credited for starting the Great Awakening.  We might think of him as the Billy … Continue reading

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Where the Wound Is

“And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:14) By some counts there are between 50 and 60 “one anothers” in Scripture … Continue reading

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Fully Given

Who then will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?” (1 Chronicles 29:5) Picture yourself among the crowd that King David has called together to announce his plans to build a temple for God.  To get the ball rolling, David … Continue reading

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Mistaken Identity

It was a humbling case of mistaken identity.  According to the story, some business travelers were rushing through the airport trying to catch their flight home.  While running through the concourse, they inadvertently ran into a fruit stand, knocking it … Continue reading

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