More Than Enough

We are moving, and it has been I daunting task.  The other day Fred was carrying a box into the house, and it slipped right out of his arms, and as it fell to the floor, I heard the glass inside the box shatter into a thousand pieces. Fred looked up at me, feeling bad,…

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The Cave of Despair

Having experienced the epic climax of his career, the prophet wallowed in despair.  Frustration dogged him like a rabid hound looking for someone to pick a fight with.  One would think Elijah would be happy, feeling at the top of his game, but no. He was depressed and anxious, and he fought demons of suicide. …

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The Prophesy

The Prophesy

The night was dark, and the stars were twinkling in the sky as he wandered back to his flock of sheep.   The sound of baaing lambs settled on him like a warm blanket.  He was home among his wooly friends.  He leaned up against a gnarly tree and pulled out his harp and started…

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Joseph

How long he had been in the old dried-up, well, he didn’t know.  It was only a few hours, but already it felt like a lifetime.  Joseph paced back and forth in the tiny space.  He tried to sit, but he was too fidgety. All he wanted was to get out, but the pit was…

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To Be Effective, We Must Deal With Generational Deceptions

To Be Effective, We Must Deal With Generational Deceptions

As Christians, we are the Children of Light. Nevertheless, there are many areas in out lives where deception exists. Because our most dominant strongholds originated during our early childhood experiences, we can recognize how deeply our deceptions are entrenched. Many of the convictions we cherish about life are simply not true. They are deceptions, destructive…

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Dealing With Pride

When it comes to church leaders, we all want someone who is confident and sure of themselves. It would be difficult to follow someone who regularly communicates that they have no clue what they are doing. After all, the Scriptures tell us that when someone sounds the bugle, if it is not clear, no one…

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Treasures in Dark Places

I’ve had many opportunities to witness people suffering, from poverty-stricken children in developing nations to saints of God dying in hospital rooms.  Each situation demands an answer to the question “why?”  Why do innocent children suffer?  Why do wonderful people who have spent their whole life serving God suffer?  Why do you and I suffer? …

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Fresh Vision

God gave me a vision over twenty years ago. When you know it’s from God, then the vision remains fresh and vivid every day, even though you may have duties and relationships that require your attention and love. We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us.   My wife of forty eight years…

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Some Theology Stinketh

Some Theology Stinketh

When I was a teenager there was a boy at school who had a crush on me. I did not reciprocate those feelings. He got a group of guys together one Saturday night and used over 100 rolls of toilet paper to “decorate” our house. But they also took limburger cheese and smeared it across…

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