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July 14, 2017

This morning the Apostle Peter unlocked my imagination as I read his first letter, “To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling […]

July 13, 2017

This morning I woke up with another hymn playing in my head: Far be it for me to not believe,             even when my eyes can’t see. This mountain that’s in front of me,             will be thrown into the midst of the sea. So, let go my soul and trust in him,             the […]

July 12, 2017

Not long ago I ran across a poem that haunted me. It still does. See if it haunts you too: The house was built in ’98,             prior to my arrival.   And a big maple tree at the corner of the             porch was run over and buried lots of time by             wagons […]

July 11, 2017

This morning I woke up with the modern hymn, I Surrender playing in my head. I thought that maybe this meant something.             You can take a listen if you’d like: Lord you find me here as you draw me near,             Desperate for you… Drench my soul as mercy and grace unfold,             I […]

July 6, 2017

Oddly, I woke up with a forty-year-old song playing in my head this morning. It was Life in the Fast Lane as recorded by the Eagles.             The song sings of a young couple pushing life to the limit, living on the raw edge of things. But in a comical twist the song ends with: […]

July 5, 2017

Have you ever considered that at times it is difficult to be a follower of Christ?  Jesus himself sort of spells this out, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the […]

June 30, 2017

Have you ever considered that happiness is an inside job? If we are not happy on the inside it is insane to think that something from outside of us will instantaneously make us happy.             I worry sometimes because I feel it is very easy for any of us to slide into a mode of […]

June 29, 2017

The word on the street at Asbury this week is Vacation Bible School!             The theme for last night’s session was: God will always love you!             On the surface, this might seem to be a fairly easy concept to teach children; and, in part it is an easy concept to get across.             The difficulty comes when we […]

June 28, 2017

This morning I woke up thinking about old Moses.           Old Moses actually saw God!  He saw God with his own two eyes!           Even so, God took some serious precautions with old Moses so that Moses could be safe while starring into all that glory!             First of all, God stuck Moses in a rock […]

June 27, 2017

I was out of town all last week attending my twenty-fifth consecutive Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.             I simply call it the Methodist Conference for short. I think you can see why!             On Sunday during worship, I told the children about a man who preached at the conference by […]

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