Monthly Archives: June 2016

How To Make the Impossible Possible

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Sunday night something happened in the NBA playoffs that has never happened before in its illustrious 70 year history.

The Cleveland Cavilers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the title. In doing so they beat the reigning champion Golden State Warriors who had posted the best record in the history of the league, 73-9.

When the Cavs were down 3-1, ESPN only gave them an 8% chance of winning the title. Golden State was only 1 win away with a 92% of securing the championship. Yet, led by super star, LaBron James, the Cavs beat the odds and achieved something everyone thought impossible. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Alert

Stay Alert

“Where’s Miles?” I asked Norma Jean.

“Oh, he’s sitting on the stairs,” she replied.

I went to see and he was not there. As I went up the stairs, Miles was coming down the stairs, out of the family room, grinning and carry a dartboard.” Thankfully, he wasn’t throwing any darts. Continue reading

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ThePreachersWord Did Not Cause the Orlando Terrorist Attack

Orlando Shooting

It has now been one week since Muslim extremist, Ormar Mateen, unleashed an assault on the Orlando nightclub , Pulse, billed as “a gay bar and dance club.” 49 men and women were murdered and over 50 injured.

It is well documented that Mateen shouted Allah Akbar” and even called 911 during the shooting to pledge allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

It is also well-known that under Sharia law Muslims go beyond condemning homosexuality. They believe homosexuals must be punished by death. Continue reading

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We Need to Quit Judging Others Based on Appearance

Handicaped Parking

Everyone matters.

“Everyone Matters” is a global campaign to promote “compassion, self-acceptance, acceptance of others, and empowerment” for people everywhere. Their goal is noble. And the concept is definitely Biblical.

On their facebook page I came across the story of Emelie Crecco. This incident happened to her three years ago. The perky, pretty young 20 year old wheeled into a handicap space in a shopping centered parking lot.  Jumped out of her car. And headed to the store.

When she returned she found this note. Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: Philippians 2:3

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Bill Crowder tells a story about two salesman who were returning from a business trip. As they traveled they discussed the contacts they made and evaluated the success of the trip.

One man said he thought the trip had been worthwhile because they had developed some meaningful relationships. Continue reading

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Navigating Obstacles on Life’s Journey

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Yesterday was our first road trip since moving to the Lone Star state three weeks ago. And what a trip is was!

We left our home in Corinth, north of Dallas, about 9:15 on what should have been about a 5 hour drive with time to stop for lunch. We arrived 8 hours later.

The 30 mile obstacle course through Dallas, called I-35, is proving to be a daily adventure. Constant construction. Narrow lanes. Closed exits. Sudden stops. Rough pavement. Difficult to read signs. And, of course, always a crazy driver weaving in and out of traffic. These are to be expected as par for the course. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Religion

Several colorful arrow street signs with the names of five major world religions - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism

 The Orlando nightclub shooting over the weekend that claimed at least 50 lives and injured over 50 more is a chilling reminder of a quote by the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

By numerous news accounts the gunman, Omar Matten, was heard shouting “Allah Akbar” while engaging law enforcement officers. Mateen also called 911 during the shooting to pledge allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Fox News reported. Continue reading

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