More Than Merely A Name

I think I was 8 when my mother told me that I had been adopted at birth. Until just recently, I didn’t know my true biological heritage. Sure, I had an Italian last name, but did that make me Italian? No, it didn’t. Thanks to DNA, I now know my genetic nationality. There is more…

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Trying To Live Like Jesus

As I write this message my wife, and I are enjoying an extended camping trip in the Northeast Georgia mountains, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Every Thursday night is karaoke night at this campground. If you have tried karaoke, you know that it’s not easy to sing like the original artist, yet people…

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Elite Country Club Status

In an attempt to escape winter, many have moved from northern states to Florida. Once there and faced with an ever-expanding population and snarled traffic, they wish others would stop moving to Florida. Some Christians have a similar attitude regarding salvation. They are more gleeful and excited about the idea that many people will face…

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We Are Broken Cisterns

Imagine a small child trying to fill a sieve with water. Try as they may, it will not get full. The same is true with a cistern. A cracked cistern will not hold water. Throughout the Bible, cisterns are mentioned and sometimes compared to us and our faith. Find out why. Please read more. In…

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A Divine Chorus

I am convinced that God loves music. He is an amazing composer! He created the melodic sound of lapping waves breaking on the seashore, the babbling sound of a mountain stream, the whisper of the wind, the staccato of rain drops tapping on a windowsill, the timpani sound of thunder, the chirping of the birds,…

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A Prayer To End Babel

This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday. On that day we celebrated the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire. When the apostles spoke, there was no confusion. Everyone present heard and understood them. The word babel is defined as: a scene of noise or confusion. Today…

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Two Things We Can Do Today

The news of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX broke my heart. I experienced a rush of emotions. I was immediately overwhelmed by sadness and I prayed for everyone involved. Soon, my thoughts included frustration and confusion. Perhaps you experienced these same emotions. How can we stop these senseless killings I wondered? I prayed that…

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Made In His Image

On October 8, 1997, Matteo Bocelli was born. He is the youngest son of Andrea Bocelli and his first wife Enrica Cenzatti. Andrea Bocelli is regarded as one of the greatest tenors of all time. Now at age 24, Matteo, like His father, is a handsome and talented singer and musician. Clearly, he carries his…

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The Spiritual Seasons of Life

My wife and I just returned from our first camping trip of the year. We were excited to get the cover off of our travel trailer, de-winterize, and get everything set up for our 2022 camping season. It seems our spiritual lives have seasons as well. Do you know what season of faith you are…

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Is Christianity In Trouble?

Look around, evil seems to be winning. It seems as if people everywhere are disregarding God’s teachings. Modern culture appears to be shifting away from God. Christianity seems to be dwindling away. Anxiety and fear are on the rise. Is it time to push the panic button? Is Christianity in trouble? Find out, I invite…

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