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November 10, 2017

Today is a good day to talk about loyalty!  But, I will get to that in a minute.           Yesterday, I was reading a motorcycle magazine and a T-shirt ad jumped out at me.  Black lettering is arranged in a block on the front of the shirt that reads, “You are not stuck in traffic!  […]

November 8, 2017

This morning I was reading yet another block of Scripture where Jesus is doing battle with the Pharisees; and, an old 1970s R & B song started to play in my head.           The scene opens and the Pharisees are convinced that Jesus gets his power from the devil or else otherwise, how can he […]

November 7, 2017

This morning I ran across a quote from Helen Keller that got me to thinking. Keller wrote, “The only thing worse that being blind is having no sight or vision!”           Her words certainly ring true but I thought: what if that sight or vision is only focused upon self? Maybe there is something worse […]

November 3, 2017

Today might be a good day to adopt a stance of optimism, as if our lives depend on it.   Why? It’s because our lives probably do depend upon it!           Not long ago, I watched an oldie-goldie movie off the satellite feed entitled Secondhand Lions (2003). This film starred Robert Duvall and Michael Caine […]

November 2, 2017

This morning I woke up with the relatively new hymn Break Every Chain, playing in my head. Who knows why.           Maybe it was because our choir rehearsed a slice of this song during practice last night in preparation for our upcoming Christmas cantata.           Maybe it was because I was thinking of my blog yesterday that […]

November 1, 2017

Have you ever considered that Jesus had every reason in the world to have been a failure?  He was born to a teenage girl who was out of wedlock at the time of conception.             The man Jesus’ mother ended up marrying was not his biological father.  Jesus’ real father was out of this […]

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!           Have you ever considered that many of us are born into this world behind the eight ball? Behind the eight ball is a phrase that is derived from the game of billiards.           When the cue ball which is normally white is positioned, usually accidentally in close proximity to the eight ball, […]

October 27, 2017

There is an old saying being spread about nowadays that goes, “Everyone who is born dies, but not everyone who dies truly lives.” I am not sure who first said this and I am too lazy to look it up but it is nonetheless true.           Have you ever considered what you would die for? […]

October 26, 2017

Earlier this morning, I had some words from Christ to run though my head and something new came to mind.   Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:13 KJV).” Please note that this is part of the Sermon on the […]

October 20, 2017

Early this morning around four o’clock I was awakened with David Crowder singing in my head. I really wish he would have waited a wee bit longer but I suspect the Spirit was in him. Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been. Come broken hearted let rescue begin. Come find your mercy. Oh sinner, come […]

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