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The Credibility Gap

The envelope looks quite official and businesslike, and the little bit of the document that can be seen through the window has the look of a check or certificate. Above the address window are the official-looking words IMPORTANT FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS … Continue reading

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Don’t Preach. Communicate.

We were in the Memphis airport, on the last leg of a return trip from Sharon’s hometown of Zuni, Virginia (in the Norfolk area). I was standing around the gate, guarding everyone’s carry-ons while the ladies made a quick pre-flight … Continue reading

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Come On In!

One of my favorite Biblical character monologues is Simeon, the old man who had been promised by God, through the Holy Spirit, that he would not die until he had seen his Messiah. Luke 2:25-35 tells the story of this … Continue reading

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There’s Something Clean about Dirt

My dad was an avid gardener. Actually, that’s a gross understatement – he was more like a rabid gardener. My dad lived to garden. His house was on a large double lot that was more garden than grass. He watched … Continue reading

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Choose Your King

I was reading 1 Samuel 8, and saw something that really struck me. Israel had demanded a king, so that they would be “like the other nations.” The way that God chose to govern them—a system using judges and spiritual … Continue reading

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A Time to Recharge

One day I was chatting with one of the leaders of the local Promise Keepers movement. He and I had just met for the first time, and were doing the “acquaintance dance” that guys do, getting to know each other … Continue reading

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Change THIS!

Question: How many church members does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: CHANGE?!? Whoever first said that old adage, “the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes” missed one important and inescapable certainty: change. … Continue reading

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Unlock Those Chains!

A few years back, the Lord taught me a life-changing lesson on the issue of forgiveness. Learning this lesson and applying it to my life was one of the most freeing experiences I’ve ever known. It was as though I … Continue reading

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Dropping the Cat Wall

I have long been a believer in the concept that cats and humans are very similar beings. The two species have a lot in common. For example, most male cats are fiercely territorial; so are most male humans. Most humans … Continue reading

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My Cat Threw Up On It (and other classic excuses)

Sharon and I were on our way home from church when she ever-so-gently prodded me about some paperwork that I was supposed to have completed for our Youth Pastor. She and I had both been given the same forms at … Continue reading

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