The Truth is the Truth is the Truth (Part One)

I’ve often heard the expression, “The truth is the truth is the truth,” by those attempting to make a strong indisputable point.  But what is truth?  “Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on […]

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Spiritual Hoarding is a Real Thing

We have all heard stories about hoarders, but is spiritual hoarding a real thing?  Have you ever walked the thin path through a hoarder’s home stuffed with stuff they will never use again but can’t throw away because they think they may need it one day?  Things like newspapers and magazines stacked to the ceiling, […]

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A Sovereign Move of God: Saul to Paul

It was a sovereign move of God that knocked Saul off his ever-lovin’ donkey, opened his blind eyes, and transformed him into Paul (Acts 9:1-31). Saul was not expecting this.  He wasn’t praying to know the truth.  He thought he had it all figured out.  His goal and purpose in life was to eradicate this […]

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John Dressed Funny and Ate Weird Stuff

People thought John the Baptist dressed funny and ate weird stuff, but it didn’t stop him from proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matt. 3:2).  Others’ judgment of you should not stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Peter was brash, loud, obnoxious, and uneducated, interested in […]

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Violence and Strife in Our Cities

“I see violence and strife in the city. Destructive forces are at work in the city” (Psalm 55:9, 11). There is flagrant violence and strife in our cities today. One needs only to watch or read the daily news reports. It’s horrifying, and at the same time, should cause us to fall on our knees […]

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Bible Reading Glasses

It’s amazing to me how we read the Bible while wearing different glasses.  I personally have a dresser drawer full of Bible reading glasses.  My mood or interest at the time determines the “frame of reference” I choose to put on my face.  When I’m discouraged, I reach for my “comfort” glasses.  I slip on […]

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Leading with Humility and a Cause

Leading with humility and a cause is not only important in the government, corporate, and church world but in marriage and family as well.  Ezra, a priest and teacher, helped oversee the building of the temple as Israelite exiles returned to Judah and Jerusalem.  Gross sin among the people as well as their leaders was […]

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Cross-eyed in Satan’s Crosshairs

King Solomon became cross-eyed and a sure target in Satan’s crosshairs.  “Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people” (1:10).  Perhaps he should have asked God for wisdom to lead himself. When did Solomon’s eyes, once squarely centered on God, become cross-eyed?  When did he begin depending more on himself and less […]

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One Grain of Sand at a Time

An ant hill is formed one grain of sand at a time. It’s a familiar sight in East Texas for sure, especially after a drenching rain. “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (Pro. 6:6). I don’t consider myself a lazy person by any means. I have plenty to do […]

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Hasten the Day for a Truly Unprecedented Day

Lately, we’ve heard a lot about how we are living in an “unprecedented” time and how we can “hasten the day” when life returns to normal by following the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Maybe so, but human history unequivocally experienced a one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen, unprecedented day when God’s Son walked out of the grave on […]

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