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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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Borrowed

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many things Jesus borrowed during His human existence? A review of the Gospels shows us that nearly everything in His life was borrowed. Now He seeks to borrow something very important. He seeks to borrow you and me. Please read more….. The message I am sharing…

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Who Am I?

How do you answer what is considered one of the biggest questions in life: “Who am I?” The source of our identity impacts the quality of our life and how we handle the ups and downs that life throws at us. If we find our identity in the wrong place, life can prove to be…

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Parenting Pain: When Children Turn Away From Faith

Passing the torch of our faith to our children is perhaps one of the most important things we as parents are called to do. Too often that torch is dropped. Sadly, when this happens, many parents experience nearly inconsolable sadness. They spend years of heartache concerned about the salvation of their children and grandchildren.  Have…

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