Christian & Faithful Pass Through Vanity Fair: wood engraving for a 19th century edition of ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’, first published in London in 1678. “Yet I hold this one thing against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first.” – Revelation 2:4 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, […]
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“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy Ready or not, Thanksgiving Week is under way. The grocery stores are ridiculously crowded (now is not the time to run out of coffee), families are gearing up […]
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An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community. We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone. Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her. “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]
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“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill Yesterday I found myself with a cold pumpkin spice latte in hand and a fresh copy of Preaching Magazine to pore over. That’s right, folks – I knew it was going to be […]
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Did Valentines Day sneak up on you this year? Here are three easy tips for emerging from this holiday unscathed and with your love life fully intact: 1. Numerous Thoughts Outweigh Big Gifts Are you on a budget and unable to buy expensive jewelry or perfume? Don’t sweat it – remember that showing […]
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“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan. My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car. I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. An admitted Trekkie, I went into official mourning last week as my wife and I watched the concluding […]
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It was Friday night. I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening. That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind. She’s asking for the Baptist […]
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Along with being a wonderful season of celebrating Christ’s birth, Christmas is also a time of “togetherness” – a time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones and fellowship with one another. For this very reason, it can be one of the most difficult times of year for those who find themselves alone during […]
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“True inspiration overrides all fears.” Bernie Siegel I was so honored to be nominated by Pearl Girl at INFJ Ramblings for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! This award is given to blogs who have inspired at least one reader out there, and this encouragement came at a perfect time. As I reflected […]
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