God’s Greatest Gift

What is the greatest Christmas gift you have given? What’s the greatest you have received? The answer to both of those questions is easy for me. The greatest gift I have given and the greatest gift I have received came the same year. It was Christmas of 1970. I gave my high school sweetheart an...

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It’s All About Y-O-U

Want to make a difference? Want to be happy? Think about Y-O-U for a change! Let each letter in the word Y-O-U represent something to do and…well, see what you think. Y Be “Yourself” Facial recognition. Fingerprints. Voice inflection. We’re unique, even when it comes to our God-given skill sets....

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When Is the Best Time for Us to Pray?

Traveling home from a great weekend of “preaching and praise” (that’s preacher talk for a “Gospel Meeting”), we decided to pull into a rest area and stretch a bit. A few times around one of these “mini-parks” can do wonders for joints that stiffen with age. I noticed a lovely couple making...

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Lessons I Learned from a “Little Lilah”

It had been a strange day of laughter, tears and hugs. Some of the-best-of-the-best I know had been there. Preachers. Wonderful preacher-wives. Professors. Business professionals. Religious leaders. Campus ministers. Old folks. Children. We had gathered to say, “Good bye” to a sweet sister in...

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Paul was No “Lightning Bug”

I came across this little poem with a bigger-than-life message. See what you think. The lightning bug is brilliant But it hasn’t got a mind. It stumbles through existence With its headlight on behind. I wonder, how many of us are “Lightning Bugs” (okay, if you insist, “Fireflies”)? We’re the ones...

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I’m Glad My Mother-in-law is Gone

No. I don’t mean that the way you think. Keep reading. PLEASE! Diane and I have been married forty-eight great years. Sadly, this week is the first week of our marriage that I’ve had to live without a mother-in-law. Isn’t that something?! Four days ago, the precious lady that gave life to my high...

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Whole or Hole

I was enjoying a great breakfast at Chick-fil-a when the morning turned into one of those I think I can learn something from this moments. Two sets of parents had met for pleasant conversation. It was easy to see that they were friends. Each had a little girl about three or four years age. These...

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Do We Know the Shepherd

Participant #1 A seasoned professional, proudly wearing a #1 over his lapel, gripped the mic stand with one hand and he began to quote, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want….” With the confidence of trained orator, he didn’t miss a single word of Psalm 23. They seemed to roll off his tongue...

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God Can Handle Any Scandal

Hollywood. Men violating women. Men abusing men. The powerful demanding a roll-in-the-sack for a role on the big screen. Trauma backstage hidden from the drama on stage. Washington DC. The vulnerable being treated with impunity. Absolute authority corrupting absolutely. It’s disgusting. Who do...

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