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Nearing Thunder

21. December 2020

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I love middle ages castle movies like Robbin Hood and Camelot and those stories where the castle walls are thick and high, the moat deep, and the castle inhabitants safe. At West Point, we studied the History of Military Art and Warfare. Much changed when gun powder came on the scene. So instead of having […]

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Seek First

8. December 2020

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I have sought many things in my life. Some things have been lofty and virtuous. Some have been rotten and ugly. Who wants to stand up on a table at church, work, or at home and shout, “I’m telling everybody I know…I’m a wretched, stinking, rotten sinner and here are the specific ways I’ve let God […]

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To The Other Side

19. November 2020

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“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39 ESV Bold added) We are in the midst of our next United States presidential election. Covid-19 infections are not going away. There are still many people in our cities and now suburbs […]

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Prepare and Straighten

17. November 2020

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‘2 As is it written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”  (Mark 1:2-3 ESV Bold added) John, the Baptizer, was a true prophet of God who was prophesied about in Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi […]

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Good Will is God’s Way

13. November 2020

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The Apostle Paul said, “15 Some preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here (in prison) for the defense of the gospel.”    (Philippians 1:15-16 ESV Bold added) I had to ask myself this morning, “Am I a man of good will or do I […]

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The Scent of Sacrifice

12. November 2020

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Autumn is upon us. We were watching our wonderful church service on line. Covid-19 has changed our lives at least until most people are vaccinated. On line church is not the same as being in person experiencing fellowship, hugs, handshakes, smiles, and a nice cup of coffee. Our church, like many worldwide, is doing its […]

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Becoming a Gospel Light Marriage

15. September 2020

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Maintain your First Love Be Devoted to your Mate Find a Foxhole Buddy While I was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York going on 50 years ago, our trainers decided they wanted us to excel in character development and combat readiness. What fun they had planned for us! […]

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