What Influences You?

Years ago, in the early 80’s I believe, I read a great book from Anne Ortlund entitled, “Children Are Wet Cement: Make the right impressions in their lives.” As the publisher noted: Continue reading

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A Longing and Desire

Psalm 16:11 declares:

You have shown me
    the path to life,
    and you make me glad
    by being near to me.
Sitting at your right side
[or in the place of power and honor],

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A Mysterious Way of Thinking

Have you been suffering difficulties? You know, emotional struggles or problems within your family? Inevitably, someone is going to assure you that “The Lord works in a mysterious way.” But someone will dutifully add, “His wonders to perform!” As they attempt to provide the fuller meaning of the vers. Continue reading

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Boldly and Courageously

Many don’t actually read the letter that James wrote. They may hear things he wrote or piecemeal passages they want to use for a moment. But do they actually read his whole letter?
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Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!

I don’t know why it is, but some folks figure I just pray, and “Bingo!” it is done! But I am no different than any of you. Like you, I have to ask, then trust and believe that it will be done. Shoot, even Charles Swindoll, in his book, “ Abraham: One Nomad’s Amazing Journey of Faith” confirms,  “We don’t like waiting, but that’s when God does some of His best work on our souls.” Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up!

I have often pointed out that everyone who follows Jesus is empowered with spiritual blessings in heavenly places! THIS is where Christ is, in case you were wondering. But, now hear me on this. If we don’t know what these spiritual blessings are, the promises become mere words. Seriously, how can we enjoy the blessings that have been given to us if we don’t comprehend them? Continue reading

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Baptism

Like many of you, I was baptized when I was an infant. My parents received a certificate to verify it! I am not sure, but I think we are supposed to keep that certificate so we can show it at the “pearly gates.” It might be our ticket in. Unfortunately, contrary what some of you were taught, baptism does not provide salvation, it symbolizes or illustrates our Salvation.
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