Monthly Archives: July 2016

Three Elements of a Great Life

“No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.” penned Harry Emerson Fosdick, a preacher of the early 20th century.

Think about that a minute Continue reading


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Murphy’s Laws of Parenting

 Murphy's law of parenting

You remember Murphy? And his laws?

The “original” corollary, at least according to one web site reads: “If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.”

More popularly Murphy’s law has been condensed simply to “whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.”    Murphy also said, “Left to themselves things always go from bad to worse.” Continue reading

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How Can I Be Great in God’s Eyes?

Great in God's eyes

Last week we raised the question “Does God want America to be great again?”

The point of our post really spoke to God’s providence in a nation that is moving father and farther away from honoring Him, His Word and principles of righteousness.

Apparently some were concerned that either I’m not going to vote, maybe would vote for the “wrong candidate,” or could be encouraging others to “sit this election out.”

Among the numerous questions we asked was “What if God’s definition of great is different from ours?” Continue reading


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Two Words That Can Make the World a Better Place

World a better place

Over the past two weeks the two major political parties and their candidates have inundated us with speeches and information on how they, and they alone, can make the country better.  Yes, even great. Again.

Each one believes their platform is positioned to not only improve America in general, but the lives of each of its citizens specifically. And by extension make the world a better place.

I’m afraid if we’re waiting for politicians, government, party platforms, business people or slogans to substantially improve our well-being, we will be waiting a long time.

I have a two-word solution for making the world a better place. Continue reading


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Great Verses of the Bible: Matthew 15:19


I recently came across a quote from East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux as he talked about the horrific killing of police officers in Baton Rouge earlier this month.

Remember that? Sadly, there have been so many acts of violence both around the world and in our own country, that we’ve pushed to the back page this terrible attack.

In response to a question regarding gun control the Sheriff made this important and pertinent observation. Continue reading


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The Challenge of Change

Change. Challenge of

America is changing. And changing at a lightning fast speed. It’s been happening so quickly some of us can hardly keep up.

The current political climate and the two candidates running for President reflect a change in our electorate. Yet, they are the two most disliked to ever win the nomination and run for the highest office in the land.

A decade ago marriage was defined, as it has been for 5,000 years, as a union between one man and one woman. Today that has changed. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Hear


Two men were walking along a crowded city sidewalk. Suddenly, one of the men remarked: “Listen. Hear the sound of that cricket?”

But the other man couldn’t hear it. He asked his friend: “How can you hear the sound of a cricket with the roar of the traffic and the sounds of the city?” Continue reading


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Our Hope

“If I am asked what are the grounds for my hope, this is my answer: LIGHT is lord over darkness. TRUTH is lord over falsehood. LIFE is lord over death.” (Gerhard Frost, “Seasons of a Lifetime)

As I read these words, I thought this is what our hope is about. It is what Jesus is about. It is what this day is about. It is what the Communion is about. Continue reading


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God is Watching


It’s Saturday and time for a little humor to end our week.

Did you hear about the children who were lined up in the cafeteria of a “Christian” elementary school for lunch?

At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. Because the children had been taking multiple apples and then wasting them, someone made a note, and posted on the apple tray, “Take only one. God is watching.” Continue reading


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Does God Want America To Be Great Again?

Make America Great Again

Last night closed the Republican National Convention with the acceptance speech of the nominee, Donald Trump, and the traditional balloon drop.  His campaign slogan, Make America Great Again, was the Convention theme.

Like many of my Christian brother and sisters, I’m in a bit of conundrum regarding this election and the decision whether to even vote. I can’t say this week has moved me any closer. And I doubt next week’s Democratic convention will either. Continue reading


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