Joy in the Struggle

Joy in the struggle is only possible when: 1) you’re a child of God, and 2) you recognize and embrace His joy. In every generation and every people group, struggles are commonplace. Do others know you’re a Christ-follower when you’re in the middle of a difficult situation? They will if they see your joy. In […]

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Time for What’s Important

“Time is of the essence! If you say that something is of the essence, you mean that it is absolutely necessary in order for a particular action to be successful. Hi. My name is Mary, and my sister’s name is Martha. We have a very good friend, Jesus, who stopped by to eat lunch with […]

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Down in the Trenches

Down in the trenches of WWI, a young soldier writes, “You simply can have no idea what it is like to be in the trenches for days and weeks on end under enemy fire. Life means nothing here.” Yet this is exactly where God calls His servants to go. As ministers of the Gospel of […]

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Process–Precious Time in the Presence of Jesus

Much of life for me has happened in process, and that’s a good thing. What do I mean by that? Similar to the blind man Jesus heals as told in Mark 8:22-26, many of God’s miracles in my life are not instantaneous, but miracles none the less. I don’t downplay the “supernatural, only way to […]

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home is where the heart is. If we believe that statement, shouldn’t our family, those living within our home, be more important to us than anyone else alive on the planet today? If we’re not careful, we can neglect our family and loved ones, not intentionally of course, while serving others. For those of us […]

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Blessing Awaits You Around the Corner

When I tell you, “A blessing is waiting for you around the corner!” what do you immediately think of? That time you rounded a corner, and a racing little human smashed right into you nearly knocking you over? Maybe you recall that time you walked around the street corner and saw a friend you hadn’t […]

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Reading the Bible Cover to Cover

How can you say you believe the Bible cover to cover if you have never read the Bible cover to cover? Do you always accept another’s ideas and interpretations as your own? Perhaps your excuse for not reading the Bible completely through from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is, “I don’t understand everything I read.” […]

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Fly in V-Formation

As a child growing up in East Texas, I remember lying in bed at night listening to geese fly south for the winter. Occasionally during the day, I would hear their honking, look up and see that familiar V-Formation. Exactly why do geese fly in a V? Don’t tell me because it’s too hard to […]

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A God of Love and Justice? How Can That Be?

How can God be love and justice at the same time? Is that possible? Surely God is either one or the other. First of all, let me be clear on this: God is on a whole different playing field than mere humans. He is Creator God of everything that has been, is now, and will […]

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A Race, Rules and Runners

Every race has rules and runners or it wouldn’t be a race. One must meet the qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon in order to run. Likewise, in order to enter the race for eternal life, the qualifying standard is a relationship with Jesus Christ. From the moment we believe in Jesus Christ, our foretaste […]

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