Monthly Archives: May 2012

Know Anyone Who Needs A Push?

Dave McNally, in his neat book “Even Eagles Need a Push,” tells about a man that is in bed with his wife when there is knocking on the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock. It’s 3:30 AM.

“I’m not getting out of bed at this time,” he thinks, and rolls over. Then, a louder knock follows. “Aren’t you going to answer that?” says his wife. Continue reading

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The Joy of Friendship and Fellowship

Norma Jean and I enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with dear friends  in Columbia,TN.  We worked together with these good people in the Kingdom for 11 years.  We worshiped together.  Laughed together. Cried together.  Rejoiced together. Ate together. Made memories together.  And now we had an opportunity to spend a little time together on the way to a new and exciting chapter in our lives.  Continue reading

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The Delight and Danger of Curiosity

             A school teacher was finishing up a lesson on the joys of discovery and the importance of curiosity.  “Where would we be today, she asked, “if no one had ever been curious?

            One child quietly spoke up from the back of the room.  “In the garden of Eden?” Continue reading

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The Memory of the Righteous

 Memory can  be a wonderful blessing.  It can bring smiles, laughs, or even tears of joy as we look at pictures, share stories, or just think about the good times of by gone days.  One writer said, “Memory is the way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Paradox of the Cross

The crucifixion of Christ on the cross was one of the great paradoxes of all human history.

By definition a paradox is “a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.”  Jesus often spoke truths that contained a paradox.  Here are three examples.  Continue reading

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Can Anybody See God?

                        A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a question. “Susie, can anybody ever really see God?” he asked. Busy with other things, Susie curtly replied: “No, of course not, silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can see him.” Continue reading

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Are You Living a Balanced Christian Life?

My friend, former Florida College classmate, and fellow preaching colleague, Steve Wolfgang, posted a comment to Monday’s blog “Just Be Nice.”  He writes,

Thanks, Ken, for a very needful “challenge!” Sometimes it is all too easy to let life’s daily grit abrade our spirits and make us cranky, petulant, and impolite — whether with strangers, Christians, or even our families. Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Stuff

Tonight as I write this post for Tuesday’s blog I am surrounded by stuff.  Over 250 boxes of stuff!  Well, that is what happens when you’re married for 43 years!  You acquire a lot of stuff. Allied has estimated that we have over 20,000 pounds of stuff.  And what is this stuff?  Continue reading

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Just Be Nice!

       While we were packing the other day our son, Kenny, came across a bumper sticker that read, “Just be nice.”    Three simple words yet profound in their understanding and powerful in their application. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Scars Tell The Story

 There is a scene in the movie Jaws, when they are out on the boat hunting for the killer shark. They’re chatting after supper and begin to compare scars and tell war stories

Each one is trying to out do the other with a scarier story and a bigger scar.  One guy says he cut his leg on a reef while scuba diving.  The second guy shows his scar when he was bitten by a shark.  Finally the third guy opens his shirt and points to his chest.  “What happened?  Did you have a bypass or something? They ask. Continue reading

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