The One Thing

The message this month is explosive. When understood and applied, it has the potential of blowing the lid off any level of living under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. So, what is this month’s message? I’m glad you asked. It is found in three simple, yet profound words: TODAY, NOT TOMORROW! A few months ago […]

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Slow and steady wins the race?

Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? This fable is attributed to Aesop and is about a race between a rabbit and a turtle. One day, the turtle was slowly walking down the road when he came upon a rabbit. The rabbit began to mock and laugh at the slow moving […]

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The superpower of Spider-Saints

First appearing in the early 1960’s in the Marvel Comics, Spider-Man is one of the most popular fictional superheroes of all time. His unique skill of shooting spider webs gave him the ability to attach himself to buildings and structures. This enabled him to move great distances at tremendous speeds, clinging from wall to wall […]

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The mystery of an empty manger

                Christmas without Christ – unfortunately that’s a holiday the world would really celebrate.                 I remember as a little boy asking my dad what those signs meant that read: “X-MAS!”                 He told […]

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Count your blessings on the pilgrim way

                Three hundred and eighty five years ago, William Bradford, the Governor of Plymouth Colony, penned these words: “Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, beans, squashes and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with […]

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The Menace of Mediocrity

We have a tendency to think that our greatest challenges in life come from the world around us. Not true! The greatest challenges in life are to be found within us. Within every child of God there rages a constant battle between the old nature of sin, self-absorption and self-protection and the new nature of […]

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When the going gets tough, the saint calls for help

                Today was a tough day. Our youngest son Zack has been sick for a few days, and today he was having difficulty breathing. We took him to the doctor, and after two breathing treatments there was no improvement. His oxygen count was dropping. The next stop for […]

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If God had a refrigerator …

                As you stand at the threshold of yet another year, what do you see?                 Do you see a world of possibility before you or a world of problems? Do you see a life filled with an abundance of opportunities […]

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If you fall seven times, get up eight

We just completed our first year of K.I.C.K. (Karate In Christ’s Kingdom) for kids from pre-kindgarten to fifth grade at my church. We had a blast teaching the basics of karate, self-defense and fitness in an environment that was Christ-centered and Scripture-saturated. What a wonderful sight it is to see all those little “warriors” of […]

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Indebted

Back when I was in high school, it was not uncommon in my group of friends to borrow a little change for an occasional afterschool snack in exchange for a proverbial I.O.U. To satisfy the debt, we would either pay back the money or the one who owed would buy the next time. For the […]

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