September

Exhortation To Good Works

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your GOOD WORKS, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.”    (Matt. 5:16)   A little girl was taken to a great cathedral to visit.  As her parents walked around observing the massive structure with all its ornate beauty, she simply sat in one…

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Honesty

I’ve been thinking about HONESTY today.  HONESTLY, I HAVE!  That’s not just something I said to open a little blog subject.  It occurs to me how easily I COULD have written that opening statement WITHOUT its being totally true and honest.  For instance, maybe I had thought of the subject only a second or two before…

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Be STILL …

Psalm 46 : 10a contains what may be one of the most important admonitions in all the Bible!  In that verse, God says, “Be STILL … and know that I am God!” For many people, being STILL seems almost impossible.  They feel like they absolutely MUST be MOVING!  Just watch that 3-yr. old when you…

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A Continuing Theme From The Cradle To The Cross To The Crown

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the cross of Christ as well as His resurrection.  Of course I have!  It’s the Passion Week of our Lord!  It’s Holy Week!  It’s that stretch from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday when all of Christendom rejoices in the sacrifice Christ made for all mankind as well…

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How Ready Are You?

How ready are you to share your Christian testimony and witness for Jesus .. to others? Recently, I read the following news post:  The Arizona Senate has approved HB 2565 that would protect the rights of college students to practice their sincerely held religious beliefs.  The bill previously passed in the House.  A spokesperson from the legal counsel…

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"It's crazy! It's CRAZY!"

I found myself sitting at my desk, saying the words over and over:  “It’s Crazy!  It’s CRAZY!”  I had started saying this phrase involuntarily, without thinking — then suddenly realized that’s what I was doing.  It was fairly early in the morning and I’d been having my personal quiet time of devotion with God.  I…

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Honoring OTHERS!

“Be kind & affectionate to each other with brotherly love; in honor, preferring one another!”  Romans 12 : 10 One of the first times I recall ever hearing the last half of this verse is when I was just a little boy, growing up in a parsonage.  Our church was having a weekend revival with…

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The SCOPE of God's Grace

The big jet engines roared as the sleek silver bird rolled with ever-increasing speed down the runway at the great airport in Cleveland, Ohio!  Soon the giant craft was airborne and out of sight.  My father and mother led me, a 5 or 6-yr.-old boy, down the concourse, out to the parking lot, and into…

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Priorities

What’s REALLY important to you?  What’s REALLY important in your life?  I didn’t ask, “What SHOULD be important,” or “What do you try to PRESENT as being important?” — but rather, (according to your TRUE actions and GENUINE priorities), “What is REALLY important to you?” This past Sunday an estimated 151.6 million people watched the…

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