Word of the Week: Duty

The story is told that during the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson one of his secretaries suggested dropping work for a diversion which he knew would appeal to the President.

“My boss won’t let me do it,” replied President Wilson.

“Your boss?” questioned the Secretary, wondering who could be the boss of the chief executive of the United States. Continue reading

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Bachelorette on show’s sexual relations: ‘I can do whatever, I sin daily and Jesus still loves me’

In a new promotional video for the so-called reality show “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown is talking with contestant Luke Parker, who is telling her what he thinks about sex.

“Let’s talk about sex and how the marriage bed should be kept pure,” Luke told Hannah.

“Let’s say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would be wanting to go home,” Luke admitted. Continue reading

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Do Not Grow Weary in Well Doing


“There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks,” wrote David Lloyd Geroge.

Life is full of challenges, tasks, and burdens that can wear us out, wear us down and fill our hearts with weariness.

Possibly, you’ve heard about this man who exemplified persistence and perseverance to an incredible degree. His life story is condensed in these events with his age when they occurred on the right. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Romans 15:7

This week I’m preaching in a meeting at Wellandport, Ontario, Canada. Last night a lady walked out of the building, shook my hand and wistfully commented, “I wish more people could have been here to have heard that sermon.”

The building was almost full. But I believe she was commenting more on the importance of the message preached than the messenger who delivered it. Or the number who attended. Continue reading

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The Day of the Lord

In July, Norma Jean and I are going to Israel with Barry Britnell and the Florida College Hutchinson Bell group.

In the past several months we have been reading, planning, and preparing, for the day we leave. To help us, Barry has been sending emails with suggestions to help us get ready. And in each email, he’s counting down the days. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Credibility

Several years ago in a blog post author, Rick Warren, in David Letterman style identified Ten Great American Lies:

#10 Your table will be ready in a minute.

#9 One size fits all.

#8 This will hurt me more than it hurts you.

#7 I’m sorry I’m late. I got stuck in traffic. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! When Failure is Not Fatal

With so many new readers in recent years, we’re occasionally reblogging past posts. This one powerfully speaks to me and my life. I hope it does to you.

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John Maxwell has a neat book entitled “Failing Forward.”  The Subtitle is “Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success.”  The thesis is that we all fail.  But some fail backward.  And others fail forward.  Successful people respond positively to their failures.  They learn.  Grow.  And achieve. 

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