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Built From A Remnant

The news has been filled with stories of destroyed churches. Several black churches in Louisiana were burned down by an arsonist. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was nearly destroyed by what is thought to be an electrical fire. Terrorist bombings are to blame for the horrific destruction to several churches in Sri Lanka on Easter.…

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Get Your Stink On

Let’s be honest, we come into this world capable of creating quite a stench. Ask any parent who has changed a stinky diaper. Just prior to exiting this life many people find themselves in hospitals or nursing homes once again dependent on others for their hygiene needs. We come in stinky and leave stinky. Spiritually…

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Change Doesn’t Come Easy

Human beings are creatures of habit and formed by repetitive routine. Our habits, whether good or bad, have been developed over long periods of time. Trying to change bad habits and sinful tendencies is not easy. We would all prefer to seek our own will, see life from our own point of view, and live…

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“Fixin To Get Ready”

Here in the United States, “Fixin to get ready” is a colloquial expression often used in the deep south. It essentially means: “getting ready to get ready.” In other words, it reflects inaction. Have you ever found yourself fixin to get ready to do something but never doing it? As a Christian, are you only…

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His Healing Touch

Do you know that frequent physical touch increases your well-being? Modern Psychology tells us that not only do hugs feel good, but they are good for us. Medical science has discovered that a hug can lower your heart rate and blood pressure and the impact isn’t fleeting, it has a long term healthy impact on…

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Spiritual Isolationism

My wife and I vacationed with some very close friends in the North Georgia Mountains this past weekend. We were all sitting around the fire ring on Friday night. Laughter abounded. Friendship filled the air. In the midst of the fun, I excused myself and retired to bed. My MS sometimes causes me to pull…

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First Fruits Or Last Scraps

Back in 1990, when I lived in Florida, I had a habit of stopping every morning at Dunkin Donuts on the way to work. The store was only a few blocks from my office. One day, early in the morning while still dark, after getting my donut and coffee to go, I spotted a man…

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Will They Know?

Have you ever felt the need to speak God’s truth to someone who was acting in an inappropriate manner? Have you ever felt called to correct another Christian who was speaking out in a godless or at least less than truthful way? What if the one who needs this correction is a friend, co-worker or…

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Blessed, Broken and Scared: Becoming a Eucharistic People

Blessed, Broken and Scared …odd title isn’t it? It is both the title for the retreats that I provide for churches around the country as well as the title for my upcoming new book. I plan to have it published before the end of this year. My hope is that as people read this book,…

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Self Idolatry

We are all familiar with Jesus’ words to the woman caught in adultery when He said, “Sin no more.” Did Jesus truly expect her to never sin again for the balance of her life? Does our God expect us to be without sin in our life? Is this an unattainable standard? Have we set a…

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