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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Prayer and Praise–My Walking Buddies

Prayer and Praise are the best walking companions I could ever have! I’ve already spent time with them inside the house today, but they are always eager and ready to go with me outside all the time. I think they know when I put on my shoes that I’m about to leave the house. They […]

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Excuses and the Call of God

Excuses. We all make excuses for many different things in our lives, even when it comes to following God’s call on our life. Jeremiah’s excuse is recorded in Jeremiah 1:6. “‘Alas, Sovereign Lord’, I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’” What is your excuse for not doing what God […]

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Pain and Loss and a Reason to Rejoice

Loss never really goes away. It hurts every day. I feel the pain and loss of my daughter through death. I feel the pain and loss of relationship with my grandchildren. But you know what else is true? By God’s grace and strength every single day of my life, I rise above that ash heap […]

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My Cornerstone

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22). Perhaps you’ve read this verse and wondered, “What exactly is a cornerstone?” We know from other Scriptures that the imagery of a cornerstone represents the character of the Lord. “Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone the builders […]

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