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Happy Are The Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9 ESV). The trouble in Baltimore has been difficult to watch, let alone comprehend from a distance.  The tragic death of Freddie Gray, the rioting and continuing civil unrest has prompted...

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Publication Announcement

Thank you, Jesus! “And how are they to preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’” (Romans 10:15 ESV). Have you ever wondered if what you do really matters in the big scheme of things?  People want...

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Lead In Season and Out of Season

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:  Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and...

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Diminishing Returns

“There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!’:  the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says ‘Enough!’” (Proverbs 30:15b-16 ESV).  “The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water,...

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Baby Steps

“Only let us hold true to what we have attained” (Philippians 3:16 ESV). Dr. Seuss gave us a lesson in the art of negotiation and an example of the benefits of perseverance when Green Eggs and Ham was published in 1960.  The Cat in the Hat was sure he did not like...

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Five Easy Pieces

“Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways” (Psalm 119:1b-2 NIV). Autumn is here, and with the change in season has come football—something I really enjoy. But one cannot watch football...

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