Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why ask “Why?”

Boston Marathon-Five Days of Fear

With the dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas last week, the 43rd President has given several interviews.  Something that he has been hesitant to do since leaving office.

Fox’s Dana Perino, Bush’s former Press Secretary, asked about his reaction to the Boston bombing.   “I was reminded that evil exists,” Bush bluntly said, “And that there are people in the world who are willing to kill innocent people to advance a cause.” Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Grow

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Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village while on a European trip.   As they walked around the quaint little town, one of the tourists saw an old man sitting on a park bench.   In a rather patronizing way, the tourist asked, “Were any great men born in this village?” Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why We Praise God

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“Praise the LORD” is the beginning phrase of Pslams 146-150.  Thirty-nine times in these five  Psalms he uses the word “praise” in reference to the LORD.  This has been a frequent theme of the Psalmist.  And it should be a frequent, yes a daily occurrence in our lives.  These Psalms speak of at least seven ways that we Him . Continue reading

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A Prayer for the Heavy Heart

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I think one of the beauties of God’s Word is how it speaks to us at different times and in different ways, depending on where we are in life.  We see things through the prism of our circumstances, our emotions and our maturity.

It is obvious to me not only in my own life but through this blog as some posts touch the hearts or some more than others, depending what is happening in their lives.  Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Faces Around the Cross: That Fox

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Several years ago I engaged in conversation with a man who I thought because of his questions had an interest in learning about Jesus. My hopes were quickly dashed when he said, “Religion is a hobby for me.” So I learned that his questions were not born out of a sincere desire to know more about Jesus, but out of curiosity.

So it was when Christ was brought before Herod.  Luke records that  “when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him” (Lk. 23:9). Continue reading

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You Are What You Think

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This is too funny. I just came across the above picture from the facebook page of my friend, Steve McAllister.  Don’t you love it!  But what is ironic  is that I sat down to write a post on this very topic and stumbled upon this picture.  Must be the law of attraction!

This principle has been expressed in a variety of ways by many different people.   Continue reading

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Jumping To Conclusions

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I remember a college professor that used to say, “The only exercise some folks get is jumping to conclusions.”

In the past week in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, lots of folks got plenty of exercise!

CNN mistakenly reported there was an arrest last Wednesday.  John King, the CNN chief national correspondent called it “embarrassing.”   However, other news outlets followed.  The AP, Boston Globe and Fox News all said an arrest had occurred or was imminent.  When the FBI denied it, everyone had to backtrack.  Continue reading

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