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August 17, 2019

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” — John 13:34

Have you ever been in a worship service where the minister or song leader said, “Take a moment and tell the person in front of you and behind…

August 10, 2019

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another....” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Recently I concluded an interim ministry in Washington County with a church that was between ministers. Someone along the way had obviously taught on the importance of encouragement. Each Sunday…

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July 27, 2019

“ My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. ” James 2:1

I remember the Winter Olympics of 2002 in Salt Lake City.

Many of the outstanding performances of that event were overshadowed by an incident in the ice skating…

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July 21, 2019

“Count it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials .... ” James 1:2

In her 30-year career, one broadcaster was fired 18 times, but every time she set her sights on something bigger and better. And Sally Jesse Raphael went on to become a two-time Emmy award winner and host…

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July 13, 2019

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines procrastination as “belonging to the morrow, to put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; to postpone (such actions) habitually.”

Years ago I memorized a little poem:

“On the plains of hesitation,

bleach…

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July 06, 2019

David did not become king of Israel without difficulty. He had a group of men that stood by him, encouraged and protected him, and helped him succeed. In 1 Chronicles 11 and 2 Samuel 23 they are called “David’s mighty men.”

Our great nation, too, was born due to “mighty men,…

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June 29, 2019

”Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. … Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!” — Psalm 32:1 & 11 (The Bible, New International Version)

Do you remember Edgar Allan Poe’s…

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June 22, 2019

”In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; …. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” — Psalm 31:1a & 24 (The Bible, New International Version)

Life is not fair. It can be cruel and overwhelming. So how do you deal with the pressure? How do you keep moving…

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June 15, 2019

”… Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning … you turned my wailing into dancing … that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever. — Psalm 30:5b, 11a, 12 (The Bible, New International…

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June 08, 2019

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. … The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” — Psalm 29:2 & 11 (The Bible, New International Version)

We are a people who are born to…

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