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Requirements for All Things Possible

With God, all things are possible. When you make possibilities your destination, you can be sure that you can get there, because with God, all things are possible, and nothing is impossible. In today’s world, that’s better assurance than a bucket of gold or a stack of silver. In fact, (more…)


Requirements for All Things Possible

With God, all things are possible. When you make possibilities your destination, you can be sure that you can get there, because with God, all things are possible, and nothing is impossible. In today’s world, that’s better assurance than a bucket of gold or a stack of silver. In fact, (more…)


A Black Bird, a Dove, or a Blue Jay?

I have a pleasant view from my desk in my home office, looking out into the yard. I have a bird feeder there and often watch various kinds of small birds coming to feed on the seeds we’ve put into it. The behavior patterns of the birds remind me of how people interact with each other. (more…)


Turtle Faith

There’s a well-known story about a race between a turtle and a rabbit (a tortoise and a hare). The rabbit was much faster than the turtle, but he failed to take the race seriously. He got distracted along the way and lost his focus. The turtle just kept plodding along, determined to stay focused. (more…)


Finding and Understanding True Satisfaction

There are times when we struggle with knowing what will bring true satisfaction to our lives. Here are my thoughts on the subject.


Leadership “charges” or “mandates” from Paul

The Apostle Paul gave Timothy at least twelve “charges” or “mandates” in First and Second Timothy. Here is the link to your study of them. 


A Dangerous Trend!

I was reading the Wall Street Journal today and there was an article on the front page titled “New Uses for Europe’s Empty Churches.” Here is a quote from it: “The former St. Paul’s Church in Bristol, England, is no the Circomedia circus training school; a Lutheran church in Edinburgh became a Frankenstein-themed bar; and a 19th century church became a clothing store in Arnhem, Netherlands.” I hope this is a wake up call to us all that we need to keep the fires of our zeal for Christ alive and spread it to others.


With What or Whom Will You Agree?

Consider this. It’s not just what we do. It’s what or whom we agree with that makes the difference. Paul understood this, and in Ephesians 4:22-24 (NKJV), he wrote about an exchange for every follower of Christ that will make this difference. (more…)


Victim or Victor?

My good friend, Dr. Keith Pettus, the Senior Pastor of Truth Center Ministries in Long Island, NY, wrote this in his ministry blog: “Victim status is the modern promised land of absolution from responsibility.” It’s not hard to see that victim status has become the norm for the thinking and behavior of many. Thousands of years ago, in Deuteronomy 28:13, God spoke a promise of something different. His promises never change. Take a few minutes to open your Bible and read it.

Now, Let me paraphrase Dr. Pettus’s blog for you. “These days we are told to believe that we are not responsible for our own lives, because we are victims of our circumstances.” This statement is the center of our contemporary culture’s entitlement philosophy. It justifies blaming others and taking on a victim’s identity. You are not a victim. You are a victor! Take ownership of your future by thinking of yourself as God thinks of you. You are who God says you are.

 


Catch and Release

Let’s talk about fishing. As much as I love eating fresh fish, I’ve never been much of a fisherman or spent time fishing. I don’t enjoy it and I’m certainly not any good at it. Besides, who wants to clean fish? Obviously some of us do.

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