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Book Review: The Gift of the Psalms

I've recently finished reading through this neat little gift book, The Gift of Psalms. I've thumbed through dozens of similar gift books and quite frankly, usually think of them as think slices of sentimentalism with no real substance, wrapped in leather and foil and sold to the highest bidder. This book, …

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It Doesn’t Matter – It’s In the Past!

There's a scene in The Lion King I really like when the old wise monkey hits Simba in the head with his cane. Simba demands, "Hey, why'd you do that?" The monkey replies, "It doesn't matter, it's in the past." There's a lot of wisdom in that! …

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Monday Morning Belly Laugh: Hilarious Accident Report

I've heard this used in many, many sermons, and I used it myself yesterday. Enjoy... Dear Sir, I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block number 3 of the accident reporting form, I put "trying to do the job alone" as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that …

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The Intriguing Story of Jephthah

Nestled in the middle of the book of Judges is an intriguing story of an intriguing man - Jephthah. Though not specifically called a "judge" he certainly bears all the marks of the others. He rose up to lead Israel to freedom from oppression when it was desperately needed. But his story offers some interesting …

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The Worst Thing That Can Happen to Anyone

What's the worst thing that can happen to anyone? Ask most people, and the answer will have something to do with loss, illness, or death. Perhaps someone might answer that the worst thing would be for a person to die without a relationship with Christ and spend eternity in hell. Yes, but I actually think the …

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The Tougher Side of Leadership: Patience with People

People… they’re all around us! There are nearly seven billion of them on the planet and they’re all different. I think God purposely puts us in relationships (marriage, work, church, etc.) with people who are vastly different than we are and then chuckles as we try to get along. But get along we must – it’s …

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Three Functions of the Word of God

Every time I stand up to preach, I have the privilege of watching God's living word accomplish dynamic things in the lives of people. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul spells out three distinct functions that the Word of God performs in our lives... As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of …

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Tips for Managing Multiple Blogs

My newest post at Fuel Your Blogging has just been posted, and it's intended for those of us who have this annoying habit of starting a whole lot of things at the same time - especially blogs! Tips for Managing Multiple Blogs And in case you hadn't noticed, I also launched a new blog for bloggers about …

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Life: Past, Present, Future

Here's my whole life in a nutshell... For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. ~ …

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A Living Definition of Integrity

Like math? An integer is a whole number, right? Our word integrity comes from the same root as the word integer. Integrity is really the concept of being whole, of being one, or of being the same all the time. D. L. Moody said that character is who we are in the dark. Integrity is the foundation for our …

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