Monthly Archives: May 2017

Great Verses of the Bible: Ecclesiastes 2:10-12

Peggy Lee was an American jazz and popular singer, song writer of the 20th century whose career spanned six decades. Her signature song was a 1969 hit entitled “Is that all there is?”

The song begins with witnessing her house catching on fire as a little child. As the flames consumed it and she stood watching in her pajamas, she asked, “Is that all there is? Continue reading

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Beware: A Liar is on the Loose

 

We’re all familiar with the Biblical metaphors and descriptions of the devil.

The dragon.

Roaring lion.

Old serpent.

Prince of Darkness.

Your adversary. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Desire

The late Dr. M. Scott Peck was the author of the best-selling book,”The Road Less Traveled.” As a psychiatrist, Dr. Peck spent a great deal of time working with patients in a large psychiatric hospital. He discovered in his practice an almost universal apathy: lack of interest; no desire to ask questions; no desire to seek the new and to grow; “no taste for mystery” as he puts it. Continue reading

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3 Barriers To a Relationship with God

H.G. Wells was never particularly religious, but after he had studied the history of the human race and had observed human life, he came to an interesting conclusion:

“Religion is the first thing and the last thing, and until a man has found God and been found by God, he begins at no beginning, he works to no end. He may have his friendships, his partial loyalties, his scraps of honor. But all these things fall into place and life falls into place only with God.” Continue reading

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How’s Your Relationship with the Lord?

Last night I closed a meeting with the Eastside Church in Denton, Texas. At their request, I spoke on a series called, “Experiencing Intimacy with God.” The lessons were well received by the brethren as well as the guests who attended. However, I may have received the greatest benefit of all by visiting again this vital theme and reflecting on my personal relationship with the Lord. Continue reading

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Who’s Courageous? Who’s a Coward?

 

Jen Hatmaker, the Austin, Texas native, is known as a conservative author, blogger and speaker. She’s been popular in evangelical circles and widely used at women’s retreats and conferences around the country. Until recently.

Last Fall, Hatmaker publicly admitted that she had been rethinking her position on homosexual relationships and decided they could be holy. On her facebook page she stated that she came to her conclusion “with prayer and careful study and deliberation.” Continue reading

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Why Worry When You Can Pray

How do you deal with worry?

J. Arthur Rank, an English executive, devised an interesting approach. He decided to do all his worrying on one day each week. He chose Wednesdays. When anything happened that gave him anxiety and annoyed his ulcer, he would write it down and put it in his worry box and forget about it until next Wednesday. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Cheerful


A mother wanted to teach her daughter a moral lesson. She gave the little girl a quarter and a dollar for church

“Put whichever one you want in the collection plate and keep the other for yourself,” she told the girl.

When they were coming out of church, the mother asked her daughter which amount she had given. Continue reading

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Can The President Strengthen My Religious Liberty?

Yesterday, on the National Day of Prayer, President Trump, signed an executive order designed to strengthen religious freedom.

Ironically, The Religious Liberty Executive Order, was strongly opposed by liberals, but also criticized by many conservatives as not going far enough to protect people of faith. In fact, the National Review called the Order “worse than useless.” Many are calling for a change in legislation, including a repeal of the so-called Johnson Amendment that restricts political activity of churches under threat of losing their tax-exempt status. Continue reading

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Post #1500: A Major Milestone (10 Lessons I’ve Learned in Blogging)

 

Today our little blog has achieved a notable milestone with post #1500.

If you had told me 5 years ago that we would still be going and published 1500 posts, I probably would have laughed. In fact, such a task would sound rather daunting. But here we are. And here’s what we’ve achieved. Continue reading

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