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When you need a reminder that God is good

If there is one thing I am not afraid of, it is being vulnerable.  I am not afraid to admit it when I sit in my office and cry or admit that I go to the church parking lot and … Continue reading

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Life goes on until it doesn’t

In the past seven days I did two funerals.  When a death occurs, a family is rocked, friends and acquaintances pause, and the rest of the world goes on like nothing happened.  As the saying goes, “Life goes on”, even … Continue reading

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More interested in helping people than evangelizing

Nobody minds when you help people. But all of hell objects when you proclaim the Name of Jesus. Continue reading

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Things required of Christians

This morning as I was watering the plants outside the front of the church I found a cigarette butt pressed down in the soil of one of them.  It is not uncommon to find cigarette butts outside the church.  We … Continue reading

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Too much to do means extra time in prayer

There’s a famous quote from about 500 years ago from theologian Martin Luther.  He is purported to have said he had so much to do on a certain day that he must spend the first three hours of that day … Continue reading

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Pray for me, I’m addicted to internet porn

The title is just an illustration I use later in the blog. Don’t call the Bishop or District Superintendent and don’t freak out. Continue reading

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Ready to live and ready to die

I watched the Emory University press conference and heard Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly thank people for saving his life.  He said God used many different people and means to accomplish his healing.  He definitely gave God the glory.  And … Continue reading

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