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Walk In the Spirit Together

America is becoming a graveyard for churches. Across the land stand tombstones that were once church buildings. Some of these churches failed to accomodate changing neighborhoods. Others became unfaithful to the Word and God gave them up. Some destroyed themselves - they …

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Tony Royster, Jr. On the Drums

I don't care if you like drums or not, this kid is awesome!!! …

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An Awesome Sunday

I just wanted to praise God for an awesome Sunday! Camp had such an impact on me that I wanted to challenge our people to line up behind me as I repented of small-mindedness, self-centeredness, and short-sightedness. I want to have the mind of Jesus and see people as He sees them …

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When Big Business is Bad News

In my last article, I said that being a small business is not a weakness, it's a weapon. Actually Seth Godin said it first, but you hopefully get the point. Well, my point was proven yesterday. I dropped my laptop a couple of weeks ago and my entire life flashed before my eyes …

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Satan Is On the Prowl

Today, I caught this headline online... A Prestonwood Baptist Church minister arrested for soliciting a minor online has resigned from the church, Pastor Jack Graham told his congregation Saturday evening. I appreciate Pastor Graham - he's a hero to me, and my heart aches for …

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The Brevity of Life

Today, I attended the funeral of a 16 year old girl named Crystal. She was killed in an auto accident this past Monday. I had met her only once - she was the sister of a young lady for whom I had conducted the wedding last month. Some of the photos that scrolled by on the screen …

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Can Small Be Good?

I appreciate reading the blog of Seth Godin (along with half the world, apparently). Today, he blogged about the fact that "small is a weapon, not an excuse" and spoke of the power of the web to level the playing field between small and large businesses. I couldn't agree more. …

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A Whirlwind Adventure

Ella as a Flowergirl

I just returned home from a whirlwind adventure! We started out last Monday and stopped in Branson to spend a couple of nights with Angie's family. We spent a day at Silver Dollar City, ate at some good restaurants, and spent some time by the pool with the kids. Then we headed …

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Edify One Another

As we've journeyed through some of the "one another's" of the New Testament, I've become more and more convinced that these are some of the Bible's most difficult teachings to keep. I can look in my own life each week and see examples of times I've not honored these principles. …

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Get Along With One Another

We've been going through the "one another's" of the New Testament on Wednesdays at Bethel and it's been a nice journey so far. I think the Scriptures themselves can simply break our hearts over the need for a close bond of fellowship within God's family. The first was "love …

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