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Fort Hood, My Heart Goes Out to You

A few years ago, we flew into Killeen, Texas for a meeting, which is the town that borders Ft. Hood. We saw soldiers everywhere. When I saw on the news yesterday what had happened, my heart sank. I simply wanted to dedicate this tiny bit of space to letting any reader know that my heart breaks for the families and friends affected by this terrible act of violence. I'm praying for you, and millions of others are as well. …

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The Chapmans on Good Morning America

In case you missed this on Good Morning America... …

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Life… In All Its Complexity

The blog has been put on hold for a couple of weeks now, primarily because of all that my wife and I have been experiencing in our personal lives. Here's a recounting of it... On Monday evening, October 30, Angie left her ladies' Connection Cafe meeting feeling well, but by the time we drove from the church to our house (just a couple of minutes) she was in terrible pain. We decided to go to the emergency room. Our beloved friends, Cory and Lachelle McCaig, came to sit from …

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Real Pastors

"Turn... And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding..." -Jeremiah 3:14-15 The period of the prophets was marked with the terrible tragedy of a declining spiritual leadership. It was an age of false prophecies and empty messages. It was a duplication of the age of which the Apostle Paul speaks when he proclaims, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they …

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Do You Remember?

Do you remember where you were this morning, five years ago? I was just heading out the door when a "breaking story" on Good Morning America caught my attention. Within twenty minutes, America's culture would be forever changed. If you don't believe that, just visit an airport with a pocketknife today (absolutely not written in seriousness). I remember getting calls from church members who were worried about family members on airplanes who were as of yet unaccounted for. I …

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Overcoming Temptation

Temptation. This one word encompasses all of the greatest threats to a consistent and successful Christian walk. Let it be known that you cannot resist temptation. That is, temptation will always be a part of your life. But you can refuse to give into it in the power of Christ. The Best of Circumstances …all our fathers were under the cloud… passed through the sea… baptized into Moses… at the same spiritual food… drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that …

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