Tag Archive: God

Jul 24 2013

America, land of the free and home of the blessed!

Happy Birthday, America. God has truly showered His grace upon you as a nation. Many people today take delight in attacking America. Many people castigate the U.S. regularly, spewing hate-filled epithets about our nation. The problem is, the leading America-haters are American citizens. We have so much to be thankful for, yet so many of …

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Jun 23 2013

Man of Steel movie: Got hope?

“What’s the ‘S’ stand for?” Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie. “It’s not an ‘S’,” responds the Man of Steel. “On my world, it means ‘hope’.” A symbol of hope for humanity: That’s how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There’s plenty of action and drama: General Zod, a villain from Krypton, …

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Jun 19 2013

Announce the word!

Years ago someone carved an image in a block of wood by allowing the object to remain above the area that had been chiseled away. They covered the image with ink and placed it on another surface and made a copy of the image and some say that “printing was born.” In A.D. 779 the …

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Jun 16 2013

What kind of father are you?

The survey asked, “What kind of father are you? The choiceswere: 1. Authoritative; 2. Controlling; 3. Nurturing; 4. Easy going; and 5. A push-over. I pondered the question as it pertains to me, and came up with a choice that was not included in the survey: All of the above. Fatherhood done right is such …

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Jun 12 2013

Triumph through tragedy

advance payday A fierce tornado destroyed his home. Finally, when the rains stopped and floods subsided, he returned to look at the damage. All had been destroyed. His home was gone. His belongings had been washed away. There was little more than the foundation and piles of rubble. But as he stood at the site, …

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Jun 09 2013

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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Jun 04 2013

Stressed out? You need more sleep.

Feeling irritable lately? You might need more sleep. Snapping at your kids or spouse, stewing in checkout lines, shouting at road hogs… cultural negativity abounds. A recent National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll suggests links between sleep deficiencies and negative attitudes and behavior. Over one-third of respondents said they are sleepy during daytime at least a …

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Jun 02 2013

Willing to wait

A pastor decided to change the order of service. He convinced himself that his congregation was bored and disinterested in his messages because they had been following the same format for several years. For years the ushers would take up the offering, the choir would sing and then he would preach. To “mix” things up …

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