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Desperate Cravings

Have you ever been to one of those huge buffet restaurants where the selection of food is just overwhelming? They have a seemingly unending line of salads, vegetables, meats and desserts. Oh, the desserts…every kind of cake, pie, cookie, ice cream and decadent sugary tidbit imaginable. Just sitting and watching the people in those food lines… Read More Desperate Cravings

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You Are So Good Looking!

Do you remember the episode of the old Seinfeld television show when Jerry decided that a better remark after a sneeze would be “You are so good looking!” instead of “God bless you!”? It is always the most random memories and illogical thoughts that pass through my mind that trigger an idea about something in the Bible.… Read More You Are So Good Looking!

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As Good As It Gets

“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 10:22 These are the words of Jesus. I read an article this morning that over 90,000 Christians were martyred in 2016 for their faith. NINETY-THOUSAND. (link to news story) Think about that… Read More As Good As It Gets

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Get Over Yourself

But the Lord said unto Ananias, Go thy way; for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. Acts 2:19 God chose Paul. Here was a short, bald, bow-legged, hook-nosed, uni-browed Roman Jew with a huge Napoleon complex and a neo-Nazi zeal to exterminate the followers of Jesus… Read More Get Over Yourself

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Hand to the Plow

“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 There is an old gospel song that we used to sing when I was a kid. Everyone in the congregation knew the words, we would stand and sing it loud and with great gusto.… Read More Hand to the Plow

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After The Commotion

When I get up in the morning, I grab my coffee and iPad and check into Facebook and Twitter just like I used to open up the newspaper before technology changed my morning routine. Today, one of the first things I see is a quote by A.W. Tozer, “A church fed on excitement is no… Read More After The Commotion

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The Old Paths

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths where is the good way and walk therein, and ye shall have rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 Do you know how the ancient Israelites responded to this call? God offered them rest for their souls and they said,… Read More The Old Paths

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Alone, Yet Not Alone

The word, STAND (in bold and all caps), has been emblazoned on my mind for many months. It seems that everywhere I look, everything I read and everything I hear is encouraging me to take a firm spiritual stand and to not move from it. So many scriptures have been flooding over my soul regarding standing firm… Read More Alone, Yet Not Alone

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You Chose Poorly

All my friends know that I love the Indiana Jones movies. I love the swashbuckling persona of the Indiana Jones character which is so reminiscent of the old Errol Flynn adventure movies. My favorite in the series is “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” This movie centers on the quest to find the Holy Grail,… Read More You Chose Poorly

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Judge Not

Whenever the topic of sin is mentioned, the accusatory statement, even from Christians who should know better, is whipped out of the mouth with the speed of Wyatt Earp’s six-shooter, “JUDGE NOT”!  And whenever a scripture is mentioned in a discussion, the audible gasps of horror are usually followed by the accusation of being a “legalist.” Must be the… Read More Judge Not

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For Such A Time As This

This world is writhing in the birth pains that Jesus told us so much about in the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. The nations are rocked almost daily by devastating earthquakes or other natural disasters that take lives, destroy homes and entire cities, separate families in death and shock the people to their very core. Venezuela is… Read More For Such A Time As This

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Damaged Goods

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7 These were God’s words to Joshua when he was placed in the leadership position over the… Read More Damaged Goods

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Silly Women

The great Apostle Paul had very little tolerance for foolishness in regards to spiritual business. He especially disdained foolish women with their nonstop yammering about things of which they were ignorant. So often, Paul is portrayed as a misogynistic woman-hater because of his strong words toward some women. Note that I said “SOME” women. In my humble… Read More Silly Women

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Lifting Up Holy Hands

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Timothy 2:8 I was raised in a Pentecostal church and if you know anything about Pentecostals, they are hand raising, Jesus praising people.  Both sides of my family are Pentecostal and growing up in a culture of raising hands in the church… Read More Lifting Up Holy Hands

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The Jesus Clique

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 Recently I felt that I was accused of being in a church “clique.” Whether the remark was meant for… Read More The Jesus Clique