What’s the Cure For Sexual Harassment?

This headline from Sunday’s Washington Post poses an interesting question to some troubling trends in our country: “The Sexual Harassment Epidemic Has Been Diagnosed. What’s the Cure?”

It seems that almost every day new accusations reveal some celebrity, politician or media mogul is guilty of harassing or worse yet sexually assaulting women. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Gratitude

For many years Dr. Carl Mitchell served as a professor at Harding University, preached for a local church and also served as one of the pastors.

He once related an occasion when he and his fellow elders had asked that the theme of one worship service be focused on gratitude. By that he meant that songs chosen, the communion, the giving, the sermon, and prayers be centered on gratitude. Continue reading

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Are You Guilty of Record Keeping?

A couple was having some marital problems and sought counseling. After interviewing both together the Counselor separated them to discuss the issues individually.

When alone with the husband he asked, “What do you feel is the biggest problem in your marriage?”

“Well, every time we get into an argument,” the husband responded, “my wife gets historical.” Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Spiritual Thinking

Here’s a “throwback Thursday” post from over 3 years ago that I hope you will offer you some encouragement in times of challenge, trial, and temptation.

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Mind.BibleMany years ago Norma Jean gave me a little gift book entitled, “As A Man Thinketh,” by James  Allen.

It speaks to the power of thought.  The importance of putting into our minds good, wholesome and positive thoughts. And how our thoughts form our character.  Allen says, “thought and character are one.”

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Great Verses of the Bible: Matthew 6:33

 

By age 12 he was playing the French Horn. By 15, he was performing professionally with the great Jazz musicians of his era. He was the first black musician to break the color barrier in Hollywood as a composer. He’s earned 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend award in 1991. And he achieved notoriety for composing the score of The Color Purple

However, Quincy Delight Jones Jr has suffered a lot of trials in life. He’s been married three times. Endured an emotional breakdown. Survived two brain surgeries. And once faced a life-threatening surgery for an aneurysm. The surgeons said his chances of recovery were 1 in a 100. But he beat the odds. Continue reading

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Reflections From An Early Morning Walk

 

My normal morning is to wake up early, drink coffee and write a blog post, usually for publication that day. About the time I’m finished Norma Jean will wake up and proof the post.

This morning was different. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Meditation

This week Norma Jean and I are enjoying a family vacation at the beach with the kids and grandkids. Not only is it a wonderful time for family bonding and relaxing, but a great place for meditation.

It occurred to me yesterday morning as I was reading from the Psalms how appropriate the setting was for the Scriptures I was contemplating. With a peaceful view of the Gulf, it’s a great place to meditate on God. His goodness. His power. His beauty. His Word. His works. And His Awesomeness.  Continue reading

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