Monthly Archives: December 2017

2018: Hope and Future

It’s interesting when one reads the book of Joshua, chapter two reads like a sidebar. As a chapter, it is unnecessary in telling the story. If you read chapter one then skipped chapter two and picked up with chapter three you … Continue reading

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The Cradle and the Cross

A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable. And after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those … Continue reading

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Do You Pass the Integrity Test?

Integrity is to our character what health is to our body, or 20/20 vision is to our eyes. A person of integrity is whole; their life put together. In other words, who that person is when people are watching is … Continue reading

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Seven Values of Planning

Bill Walsh, the former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, was thought eccentric because of how extensively he planned his plays before each game. Most coaches would wait to see how the game unfolded, then respond with plays that … Continue reading

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Three Actions to Take with the Truth

Picture a courtroom. Now envision a woman standing before judge and jury, placing one hand on the Bible and the other in the air, and making a pledge. For the next few minutes, with God as her helper, she will … Continue reading

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Is Your Faith Different?

We exercise faith every day. For example, sending our children off to school; filling a prescription then taking medicine; eating in a restaurant, depositing money in an ATM, signing a contract, driving on the highway, to mention a few ways. … Continue reading

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7 Characteristics of a Winning Team

In a speech to West Point cadets following the Persian Gulf War, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf said: “In the final analysis, you should never forget that the airplanes don’t fly, the tanks don’t run, the ships don’t sail, the missiles … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re spiritually empty

Spiritually I occasionally run on empty. During those times I have no energy to engage in ministry. I find no enjoyment in reading the Bible. I have little peace and contentment. I have action without emotion, oratory without power, and … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Becoming Wise

Can you see beneath the surface of issues? Do you have insight into questions? Most matters are rarely black and white; they are usually a shade of gray. What is needed is wisdom, true wisdom. Sometimes wisdom goes by its … Continue reading

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