Whatever You Do

The Canadian born author and theologian, H. A. Ironside, tells about working as a boy in the late 1800’s to help his widowed mother. For a while he worked for a Scottish shoemaker or”cobbler” named Dan Mackay.

Mackay was known for his faith in Christ and his willingness to openly share it with his friends, neighbors, and customers. Ironside said his shop had a pile of gospel tracts and his Bible was usually open on the counter Continue reading

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How To Cope With Criticism

Die-hard college football fans are probably aware of an ongoing feud between sports personality Paul Finebaum and Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney. I just read about it the other day.

Apparently, after Clemson beat in-state rival South Carolina 38-3, Finebaum objected to Swinney’s post-game remarks and called him “the most annoying winner in all of sports on ESPN’s “Get Up” program. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Revelation 4-5

During the time I was a student at Florida College there was a preacher in Tampa, H.E. Phillips, who hired a Shakespearean actor, Richard Lupino, to produce an audio recording of the New Testament.

Lupino didn’t know anything about the Bible. So H.E. would explain to him the characters and the setting and then Lupino would do an interpretative reading of it. To show how little he knew, when he came to the section about Paul, he asked Phillips, “Paul? Is he a good guy or a bad guy?” Continue reading

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10 Guidelines for Giving

Today is #GivingTuesday. Here’s a past post with some thoughts about giving that you will find helpful.

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Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber-Monday. These days following Thanksgiving have become familiar days known for buying. Getting good deals. And jump-starting the Christmas season.

What may not be as well publicized is today. Giving Tuesday. According to their web page, it is a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”

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What To Do When You Fall

Joseph M. Stowell, in his book Following Christ, asks these probing and penetrating questions:

Who among us has not gone astray and indulged our flesh in some manner?

Who among us has not taken a detour after a driving ambition?

Who among us has not flirted in their mind with adultery?

Who among us has not risked stepping beyond the parameters of what is right? Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Watchful


“Watch your step!” is an admonition often given by parents to young children.

Kids can become distracted, lethargic, or passive regarding their surroundings and not be paying attention to potential pitfalls. This is particularly good advice when walking down stairs, hiking a trail with rough terrain or walking through a cow pasture. Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Plutarch who lived from 46-120 A.D. once wrote, “The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart.”

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. While it is not a religious holiday or holy day, it’s good for us to be reminded of the many blessings we enjoy for which we ought to be thankful. As our hearts are humbled by thankfulness, our praise, appreciation, and adoration for our Creator is elevated. Continue reading

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