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Pursuing Empty Things?

1. November 2018

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Samuel continues his farewell address to Israel. (1Samuel 12:20-21 ESV) “20 And Samuel said to the people, “Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty.”  {Bold added} Humans. […]

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Old Samuel Might Ask: Will You Rebel or Obey?

30. October 2018

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Old Testament Prophet Samuel’s farewell address to all Israel is as good for us today as it was for those people back then. “14 If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns […]

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Be Still

30. October 2018

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“He said, ‘Be still, and know that I am God…’” (Psalm 46:10 ESV) “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;…” (Psalm 37:7 ESV) “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 […]

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What Are You All About?

11. May 2018

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What is your passion? What drives you? Why do you wake up in the morning? What might you weep and pound the table over? Perhaps it is making money to pay bills and live comfortably. Perhaps it is to become somebody the world will remember. Could it be to avoid anxiety, have some fun, and […]

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Do I Have The Joy?

10. May 2018

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“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where?” How many of you remember singing this song at camp or in Sunday school? What a great song with a great message. I am learning (the hard way as usual) that “Joy”,  like love, is a choice. It is not so much a warm, […]

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God’s Not Finished

10. May 2018

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As I’ve gotten older, almost 67 now, having experienced one heart attack and other health issues, I have come to the humbling conclusion that I’m not 21 anymore. Why…I’m not 40, 50, or even 60 anymore. Those of you brave souls who’ve hit 60 know what I’m talking about. I’m not the man I used […]

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Through The Storm

10. May 2018

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Is it just me or is Wednesday the toughest day to get through? I remember back when I was a cadet at the Academy. Wednesday was like being half way on a swim across the English Channel... during a storm! My studies, parade practices, Obstacle Courses, room inspections, inspection in ranks, and the general ongoing […]

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