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Contemplate God’s Sovereignty

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Background: As I write this article I am recovering from my second round of  serious colon surgery in the last six months.  At three score and ten years of age, this is really the first time I have had significant … Continue reading

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Moving On – In Accordance With God’s Will

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Background: Today is an exciting and highly emotional day for my wife and I.  It is filled with wonderful memories of the past and pleasant expectations for our future.  You see, we are in the process of moving away from … Continue reading

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A Servant’s Attitude


Background: There are people who cross our paths over our lifetime that we never forget. This article is about servanthood and two very special people immediately came to mind as I thought about the topic.  Both of these Christian men … Continue reading

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A Debt You Owe But Can Never Pay

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Background: I was raised in the church by a frugal mother and father and introduced to the Lord through weekly church attendance and participation in children’s and youth programs. I accepted Jesus as my Savior as a twelve-year old.  By … Continue reading

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A True Hero

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Background: We worship our “heroes” by idolizing them, only later to scold and turn on them when we find that they don’t live up to our expectations. Consider the life of Pete Rose. Rose was well-known by the nick-name, “Charlie … Continue reading

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Be Joyful in Hope

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Background: Aristotle said “Hope is a waking dream.”  In The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto III:  The Gate of Hell, line 9, Dante wrote “All hope abandon, ye who enter in.”  Lord Byron wrote in a letter to Thomas Moore in 1815 … Continue reading

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Our Comforter

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Background: I was born the first time during the midst of World War II.  I was born the second time twelve years later.  No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated.  But both births were miraculous.  My first … Continue reading

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Formed for God’s Purpose

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Background: Do you have an ultimate purpose for your life? Are you driven to rise to the top of the corporate world? Do you want to accumulate vast wealth? Do you want to be a great political leader? Is great … Continue reading

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