Monthly Archives: October 2017

Attend or Participate?

“When I was young I had a drug problem – my parents drug me to church every Sunday!”   I don’t recall which comedian said it, but if you’ve ever been a parent trying to get your kids to church, you … Continue reading

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Saving and Giving

It’s a tough balance to find.  Scripture instructs us to work hard (Proverb 14:23), provide for our families (1 Timothy 5:8), and even leave an inheritance to our grandchildren (Proverb 13:22).  Yet, if we’re not careful, we’ll slip right into … Continue reading

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The Dross

“Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel” (Proverb 25:4). As we continue to grow in our relationship with Christ, I believe there should be an ever-increasing desire to be used by Him, … Continue reading

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Who’s Diggin’?

“My people have committed two sins:  They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)  I think it’s safe to say that during the days when … Continue reading

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Directed Hearts

But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one…May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. (2 Thessalonians 3:3,5; ESV)  At first glance, the … Continue reading

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The Classroom of Silence

“…I spent a lot of time in the classroom of silence, sitting with God in empty, quiet churches…we can learn more in an hour of silence than we can in a year from books.”  Michael Kelly  I suspect very few … Continue reading

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Shining Faces

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A Surprising Find

Many men travel their own road, seemingly unaware that there is a God from whom they’re running.  Others, Christians included, often run from God fearing what they might find if they turn to face Him.  True, if we face God … Continue reading

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To Will

I remember a time during college when I looked most forward to sleeping in and watching hours of professional football on a typical Sunday.  Sadly, my faith took a back seat during some of that season.  But, after having a … Continue reading

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Measuring Success

Crown of Life by Danny Hahlbohm; used with permission.  http://www.inspired-art.com It was a rare opportunity.  I was in the car alone with a few hours to myself.  For a while I listened to music and sang along at top volume!  … Continue reading

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