Monthly Archives: June 2017

Destroying Our Enemies

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Do I not destroy my enemies by making them my friends?” I know it’s not always possible to make friends of our enemies; but, I also know that sometimes it is!  In the days of Elisha, … Continue reading

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Bad News

I had a few minutes while eating lunch, so I “made the mistake” of scanning the news headlines.  Honestly, I was overwhelmed with sadness by what I encountered.  I’d like to say that it was a big news day, filled … Continue reading

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High Doors, Low Spirits

It’s one of the strangest phrases I’ve run across in Scripture.  To be honest, I set it aside for a long time because I didn’t know what to make of it.  Here it is: He who makes his door high seeks … Continue reading

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Anonymous

Vacation Bible School (VBS) just ended at our church.  Most years I’m in a classroom with the kids – either as the primary teacher, or helping my wife as she teaches.  I genuinely enjoy the direct interaction with the kids.  … Continue reading

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Limping Along

The story of Elijah taking on the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18) is one of my favorites.  The backdrop of the scene involves the King of Israel, Ahab, who is described in Scriptures as a man who led Israel … Continue reading

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Surrounded

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“I Prayer”

Gotta admit – it’s not my first reaction.  Maybe it’s not yours either. In Psalm 109, David cried out to God for help.  He wanted relief from those who were pursuing him for no cause; those who wanted to end … Continue reading

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End of Our Rope

It’s a reality that we don’t like to consider, so it’s rarely discussed openly.  In fact, even when mentioned in Scripture, it’s typically overlooked completely. Consider the widow of Zarephath.  There was a drought in the land, and as a … Continue reading

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Better than Ninjas!

I think the latest version is called, “American Ninja Warrior.”  But, prior to that, we’ve had all kinds of programs that showcase the strength and tenacity of the participants.  There’s the Deadliest Warrior, Xena the Princess Warrior, The Warriors, Team … Continue reading

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Kick It Up!

BAM!  Kick it up a notch! American chef, Emeril Lagasse made that phrase famous during his popular TV cooking show.  As he was creating culinary delights, Emeril would take the ordinary, and by adding the next ingredient, turn it into … Continue reading

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