Living A Life As A “Sweet Smelling Aroma” …

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (Ephesians 5:1–2 NKJV) There are signs, and evidence, that Jesus Christ is living in a person!  They are not glowing in […]

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To Be More Firmly Planted …

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by […]

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What Would You Have Asked For …

“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” (1 Kings 3:5)  At various times throughout the year, whether it be children or the parents, we hear the words “what would you like for …?” The question is asked in the form of a ‘wish list’ […]

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Make Every Goodbye Count …

“Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul’s neck and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see his face no more …” (Acts 20:37-38) I was still a very young preacher when I was asked to come to a small rural congregation and preach for […]

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When He Knocks On Your Door …

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.”  (Revelation 3:20) On one occasion, one of the elders and I had arranged to come by and visit a family that was growing weaker […]

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“Consider …”

“Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:15, NKJV) Good Days, Bad Days … they are an integral part of life and living. And admittedly, we would prefer more of the ‘good days and less of the ‘bad days… yet … come they will! The command […]

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Having A More Thankful Heart …

“… in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)  If you were to take a little journey through the Bible … noting the frequency of the admonition and instruction “to give thanks to God” … you might actually be surprised! This verse appears in […]

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What Did He Say …

“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you … And if your right-hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you … (Matthew 5:29-30, NKJV)  There are times in each of our lives when we come across something in our reading … see […]

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When Those Moments Come …

“And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children.  Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NLT) It was […]

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Safely Navigating Treacherous Waters Of Conflict …

“Then he said to David: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.”  (1 Samuel 24:17, NKJV)  There are times in our lives when disagreements, misunderstandings, and quarrels lead to hard feelings harbored and even verbally spoken. There are times when relationships become […]

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