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Is the Whole World Crazy or Is It Just Me?

Driving across town the other day I was nearly hit by four different vehicles. One ran a stop sign, another swerved in front of me and almost hit me and I’m sure the other two were on their cell phones. … Continue reading

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Never Alone

Three thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight, that’s how many tears you shed today. When the alarm went off this morning, you hit the snooze button, rolled over and mumbled, “I can’t do this.” I softly whispered in your ear, “we’ll … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Hope

There once was a man who spent his life doing terrible things. He always got what he wanted no matter who was hurt in the process. It seemed as though lying and cheating were second nature to him. One day, all … Continue reading

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To Those Who Have Given Up

To those who have given up on church, I’m sorry. I know that we have let you down. We’ve betrayed you and made you feel ashamed. We have simply not been good representations of Christ. When there’s no difference between … Continue reading

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Tangled Up! Just Don’t Even Go There!

Not long ago, while I was driving my daughter to school, I saw two calves who had gotten stuck in the barbwire fencing near the road.   They were stuck pretty good.   I had imagined that they had only … Continue reading

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War of the Roses

WAR OF THE ROSES Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. Billy Sunday When my husband, Donny and I first started serving at a small Baptist Church, we … Continue reading

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What comes after that kiss?

Quite a few, if not most put a whole lot of credence into a kiss. Much can be argued in favor of this philosophy, but not from me. I grew up in a generation that never kissed on the first … Continue reading

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To judge or not to judge that is the dilemma

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage does not allow any pets in our domicile. Something about cleaning up their mess and fleas and other things that I cannot recall. When our last child moved out of the house so did … Continue reading

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We never needed armed guards, we had Mrs. Ammon

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching television listening to a news report and I simply broke out into laughter. “What are you laughing at?” my wife asked. “I’m just thinking of Mrs. Ammon. When I went … Continue reading

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True love trumps a romantic fling every time

February is the month we celebrate romance. Actually, the only romantic things about me are my ”love‑handles,” which is why I have spent so much energy developing them over the years. You think somebody would appreciate them. For some people, … Continue reading

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Love Enters The World

Jesus was born into an angry and hostile world.  It was so violent that upon hearing that he had been born spies were sent out to find out where he was so he could be murdered.  Kings were at war.  … Continue reading

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War & Christianity

(Romans 13:4 NIV)  For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on … Continue reading

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The Manifestation of Love

(Luke 2:10 NIV)  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Everyone wants to be loved.  God is love.  Whether we realize it … Continue reading

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The Limits of Love

(Matthew 25:32 NIV)  All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. True love requires limits.  Without limits love cannot be the freedom … Continue reading

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The Impropriety of Love

(Psalms 5:5 NIV)  The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong. Since the beginning of time love has been misunderstood.  Jesus’ life brought the most clarity to humanity that we have ever seen.  God’s word … Continue reading

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