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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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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On Point Prayer

On Point Prayer

When people ask for prayer, I’m sure it is with the best intentions. But the way they ask may not be yielding the best results. I’ve done it, maybe you have too…I’m talking about vague requests or ”the unspoken prayer” petition. Here is the problem with that: faith begins where the will of God is…

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The Storytellers Daughter Pt. 7 (Pearls of Wisdom)

My dad used to tell everyone, “I was born an old man.”  Of course he wasn’t born an old man, but he was born with the wisdom of an old man.  People would come to him with their problems, and my dad would know just the right thing to say.  Sometimes he would pray for…

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