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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
            One day, a few years ago, I read about a local so-called minister who was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for charges of fraud, corruption and obstruction of justice. He was facing up to 50 years in Federal Prison if he was convicted. There was a long list of things he had dome that were illegal and corrupt – and on TV they talked...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
            I think a lot about the importance of caring. It’s what brings the spark in my life. See, it takes guts to care. It takes boldness. Caring is dangerous. It can leave you opened to hurt and to looking like a fool, and, because we’ve been hurt so much, many of us are afraid to care. But, I feel that to be alive, truly alive, you have to...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
            I had been driving for several hours, mile after mile of late night interstate travel. Each mile looked like the mile before it. I was tired and bored and I remember I had been eating snack food for the last hour or two. My belly was full, the heater was on and I was comfortable. Next thing you know, I was jarred from out of my sleep...
Thursday, December 5, 2019
             A lot of good churchgoing people are going to be surprised. They’ve been hanging around for years, waiting for God to judge the rest of the world. They don’t pretend to be the best of Christians, but at least they’re not like all those lost people out in the world.             Ok, so they don’t come to all the services and they don’t...
Thursday, December 5, 2019
            “Thou hast been weighed in the balance and found wanting…” What awful words! Especially when uttered by God, who loves you and cares for you more than any other being in the universe. “Your life has been measured against what I created for you to be and you’ve come up short!” Just one sentence, short and to the point, summing up the...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
            Somewhere along the line, we’ve gotten the idea that when a person serves God that, it means they’re going to be poor, barely making it and just scraping by. This idea didn’t come from the Bible, it came from worldly and traditional religious thinking. We’ve been told by the world that Christians ought to be on the bottom, broke, down...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
           Vexed. Perplexed. Attacked. Hated. Shot down. Grieved. Sore and hurting. Does this sound like a description of your life? Can’t you relate to this? You’re in good company. Joseph in the book of Genesis had a lot in common with you. Listen to this: “The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him and hated him…” (Gen 49:23). They...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
            Ministers tend to specialize in verbal communication, but, in public opinion surveys, clergy don’t rank very high in perceived honesty or integrity. Why? Well, words alone carry the weakest part of our messages. Research tells us that more than 90% of the impact we make is based on the NONVERBAL area of communication – Our facial...