Monthly Archives: April 2014

5 Tips For Controlling Anger

old man runningIn a recent “Thought For The Day,” Alan Smith shared this great story!

There once was an older man who went out jogging. He was running around a track that circled the high school football field while the team was conducting their practice. When the football players began running their sprints up and down the field, the man said to himself, “I’ll just keep running until they quit.” So they ran. And he ran. And they kept on running. So he kept on running. Continue reading

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Human Weakness. God’s Grace. And Forgiveness.

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What do you believe is our greatest human weakness?

Is it pride that refuses to admit mistakes, sins and errors of judgment?

Is it greed that is absorbed in the accumulation of money and material possessions?

Is it lust that is in mad pursuit of pleasure and sensual excitement?

Maybe you’re thinking it’s anger.  Envy.  Or deceit.

Let me suggest that is it none of the above.  The greatest human weakness is….. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Praise

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This story is “as old as dirt” but I still like it!

A man visited a church one Sunday that was a more formal and  liturgical church than he was used to attending. The church was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. That made it all the more obvious when this fellow got excited during the preacher’s sermon and shouted out “Praise the Lord!” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! He Gave It Up To Rise Up!

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Surrender is a bad word today.

Surrender means losing. Quitting. Failing. It evokes images of a soldier “raising the white flag.” Of a boxer” throwing in the towel.” Or a wrestler “Tapping out.”

Surrender is negative. It is yielding to an opponent. Admitting defeat. Or forfeiting the contest. Continue reading

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“Hang in There:” In Memory of My Dad, Roy C. Weliever

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I’ll never forget that day. It was a Thursday. April 21. 1994.

Kent Heaton came to take me to the airport. Dad and I were sitting in the sun room of the nursing home. I turned and said, “Dad, I’ve got to go home now. I’ve got a meeting that starts Sunday in Smyrna, TN. Anything you want to tell Norma and the kids?” Continue reading

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Ingredients for a Tasty Life!

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“100 Places To Eat Before You Die” shouted the internet headline! I like to eat, so I read to see what I had been missing! Fortunately, one is right here in Kansas City, Oklahoma Joe’s. It’s bar-b-que. And it’s really good!

I got to thinking how much focus America puts on food. We love to eat! And we love to eat out.   We love our burgers and fries. Steaks and seafood. And chicken fixed a 100 different ways.    Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Perspective on Earth Day

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When we lived in Manatee County Florida, the Soil Conservation Department invited the area preachers on a tour of the county every Spring.

Most years I attended. I grew up on a farm and enjoyed seeing the local agriculture. The tour was interesting. Plus at noon they fed us a steak dinner with all the trimmings! Hmm, my mind’s a little foggy now, but maybe the steak dinner was a big draw! Continue reading

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