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Humble Reassurance

My school year came to a close yesterday, and as is customary, our district does a “Senior Walk.”  The graduating seniors get bussed around to the elementary school they attended and parade through the halls while our current classes cheer and congratulate them.  It is a really sweet time where the graduates and their former...

June 20, 2022June 20, 2022by
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Pride and Potato Chips

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NKJV Anyone who knows me today knows that I strive to stay away from junk food. There are several reasons for that, the most important being my desire not to enter back into addiction of...

June 13, 2022June 13, 2022by
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Shine for the Glory of the Gospel!

James 2:14-18 14“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, ‘Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,’ but you do not give them the...

June 6, 2022June 6, 2022by
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Stay the Course

 Over the last week, I had the privilege of attending the East Coast Pastors Conference with some of the men from our church. It is hard to put into words the experience because to encapsulate the overwhelming work of the Holy Spirit in those few days in words would not begin to do it justice....

May 30, 2022May 30, 2022by
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Servanthood

Servanthood takes on many different forms in each of our minds. The first thought I had of servanthood is a butler. The posh, elderly Englishman with a twinge of sarcasm, similar to someone like Alfred from Batman. Whenever I think of a butler, I’m inclined to think of my elementary school days asking random questions...

May 23, 2022May 23, 2022by
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The Last Cup of Coffee for Life

This week I got it…my last cup of coffee for life. NO, I didn’t stop drinking coffee. So let me give you some background. About 2 months ago a new convenience store opened up in my town. The store offered FREE COFFEE FOR LIFE to the first 50 customers that bought their custom designed stainless steel coffee...

May 16, 2022May 16, 2022by
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Only One Voice

“I cannot turn back…I have been told by the word of the Lord…” (1 Kings‬ 13:16-17‬) NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬ Have you ever had a task to complete, one that required patience or attention to detail, when someone came along and offered a way out? “Hey, you wanna get a drink?” (grab a bite, catch a movie). Against...

May 9, 2022May 9, 2022by
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Unrivaled Beauty

Last week, my wife and I spent 5 days in upstate Pennsylvania visiting various state parks.  We began hiking state parks and forests together during the beginning of the pandemic two years ago.  Back then, there weren’t many things open and since we love walking and nature, we figured it was a safe and fun...

May 2, 2022May 2, 2022by
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Count it All Joy

“My brethren, count it all JOY when you fall into various trials. Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” James 1: 2 – 3 The moment I returned from my second excursion of the day, my four-year-old granddaughter asked, “Will you stay home now?”  I replied, “I don’t know yet.” It was women’s...

April 25, 2022April 25, 2022by
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Forgiveness

God will often teach me lessons through my children. Throughout the day they will bicker back and forth, act based on emotions, run to tell me every little complaint that the other has done, cry over not wanting to share their toys with one another and I hear them in the next room “I had...

April 18, 2022April 18, 2022by