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The One I Feed

“For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.” (Galatians 5:17) We hear it from all of our physicians at almost every office visit, “You need […]

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Selective Profession or Real Confession

“So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.  But Peter and John answered them, ’Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen […]

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Casualties of War

“Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” (2 Timothy 2:3) In war, there are always casualties!  Not everyone is wounded … some lose their lives … while many more see and experience things they will carry in their mind for the rest of their lives.  While serving in the Air Force […]

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The Lion Who Wants To Be Your King

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3) There is a war that is being waged right now!  This war involves the forces of good and evil, of right and wrong … and it is a very […]

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Take A Closer Look at That Cross

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9) We are often warned by newscasters that an upcoming report might contain scenes that can be difficult to look […]

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Grandfathers … Usefulness … And Sitting on the Top Limb

“O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.  So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come.” (Psalm 71:17-18) We were recently talking with one of my […]

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The Value of Stillness

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he  trusts in You.”  (Isaiah 26:3) Busy … busy … busy!  Life is about being busy in so many ways.  Perhaps,  in too many ways.  Slowing down … pacing ourselves … not trying to do or accomplish so much.  All good […]

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Fatherhood and the Pressured Lens

  “And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all.  For Job said, ‘It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.’  Thus […]

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Answering the Call of FOMO

“And He said, ‘There was a man who had two sons.  And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.  Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into […]

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Sowing The Right Seed

“But this I say:  He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6) While living in West Texas and working with a congregation there for several years, we recognized early on that the preacher’s home was rather small for a family of five.  The […]

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