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February 1, 2018

Today is a gift from God, a grace free for the offering and it cannot be earned.           This morning I woke up with a hymn by Francesca Battistelli playing in my head.  The title is If We’re Honest; and, it haunted me: Truth is harder than a lie. The dark seems safer than the light. And everyone has […]

January 31, 2018

          I think today could be a good day to talk about denial.  And, yes indeed we all know the drill that de-Nile is not a river in Egypt.           What prompted my thinking was seeing an advertisement for a Lowes credit card.  Are you sitting down?  They only charge 26.99% interest on their credit line!           I know!  I had a […]

January 30, 2018

There is an old saying that goes: “If you just ignore him, he will go away.”             I am not sure where this adage came from.  I researched the origin and didn’t get anywhere.  I suppose the saying has just been around so long that no one really knows where it came from.     […]

January 26, 2018

Have you ever considered that if we are true Followers of Christ, there are just certain things that should not be part of our lives?  Yes, indeed we are called to be example setters, but it’s far more than this.           To be a true Follower of Christ means also to refuse to engage in activities or […]

January 25, 2018

Have you ever considered that there is a chasm that separates repentance from regret?           Well, I have thought about it; and, my thoughts brought me to Sheryl Crow and my maternal grandmother.  I am sort of crazy like that.           When I was a boy, my maternal grandmother had the best cookie jar that ever existed […]

January 24, 2018

Have you ever considered that maybe the three most powerful words in the English language are: I was wrong?           Earlier this morning I finished up reading an article that was written by John Blake in 2011 about Fred Craddock.  If you are unfamiliar with that name, you are probably not alone.           But, in the preaching world, the […]

January 23, 2018

Today is a good day to talk about blindness.           Thomas Chalkley wrote, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.  The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know (The Works of Thomas Chalkley, 1713).”           Here we go…Sunday night before last during our Youth programming lesson, I asked the […]

January 19, 2018

So, here’s a weird thought, do you have a safe room?  I was reading from the Psalms and something the psalmist wrote woke me up. The psalmist wrote, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1 KJV).” There’s a whole lot present in […]

January 18, 2018

I was reading a quote from Jesus and some lights turned on.  Jesus said, “…the truth will set you free (John 8:32b TLB).”           I thought about that for a while.  It seems that we’re always crowing about freedom, especially as it is a founding principle of the country.  But, just how free are we?           The context of Jesus’ […]

January 17, 2018

 I am sure glad we have all the milk and bread that we need at my house!            This blizzard is terrifying!  There must be a whole inch of snow in my yard!  What a world!  What a world!           Yes, I am messin’ with you.  Still it is incomprehensible how a dusting of snow can totally disrupt […]

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