Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 23

Joy in Trials

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4                This is one of those hard passages to deal with, …

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Feb 16

King Kong Discipline

              My behavior was less than desirable at times while growing up. My father seared into my conscience one such time that I will never forget. I was a preteen, and for some reason, which I don’t remember, I got mad at my mom. An argument happened while we were just outside our home and …

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Feb 09

Therefore

                “Whenever you see therefore, you must always ask wherefore.” I can’t remember where I first heard that phrase, but it stuck with me. Maybe it was one of the preachers in my life; maybe it was in seminary that I heard it. It is the idea that when you read “therefore” in the Bible, …

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Feb 02

Fasting and Races

            You know in college there are those stupid things you sometimes do, and you think, “Why did I do that?” One of mine involved an apple, race, and an early morning prayer meeting at a local park. I was a freshman and had become a Christian just a couple months before. I was passionate …

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