Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sunday Seed Thoughts: Seeing Sundays Differently

 

What does Sunday mean to you?

Some people grew up where Sunday was just another day of the week. Nothing special.

Others look at Sunday as a day to enjoy sports. To watch football or basketball.

For some Sunday is a day to play hard, engaging in some form of recreation. And ending the day exhausted. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: January 14-29

Good morning from chilly Homosassa, Florida.

We’re enjoying a weekend with our grandkids, Miles, and Katherine, while Kenny and April enjoy a short get-a-way.

It’s hard to believe we’re ending the first month of 2021.  It’s been filled with new opportunities as well as exciting challenges.  Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, we can announce where we will once again have a permanent residence. It’s been fun being nomadic, but we need a house we can call home. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #24

We began this weekly column to give our blog a little variety with a succinct, easy to read, and bullet-point post.

Hopefully, you’re finding these lists provide food for thought. Challenge your thinking. Deepen your faith. Strengthen your relationships. And enrich your life.

To access the previous 23 lists, click here.

Today’s list is adapted from author Barbara Johnson and offers encouragement to show God’s love to others. Continue reading

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Boys in the Girls Locker Room

Since taking the oath of office, President Biden has signed a flurry of executive orders at an unprecedented rate from previous Presidents.

One that has raised concerns not only from Conservatives but Moderates and even some on the Left is the directive titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.”

This order, writes Ramona Tausz in a New York Post article, “spells disaster for women’s shelters, sports and health care in the name of transgender equality.” Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Galatians 2:20

“He doesn’t want you better, He wants you deader,” wrote Robert Frazier, who’s billed as a “contemporary Christian artist, musician, and songwriter.”

In part, the lyrics go like this: Continue reading

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A Sobering Warning and Reality

Several years ago the cable television mogul Ted Turner spoke at a banquet in Orlando where he was given an award by the American Humanist Association. During his acceptance speech, he criticized fundamentalist Christianity.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Turner saying that Jesus would probably “be sick at his stomach” over the way his ideas have been “twisted.” Continue reading

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Word of Week: Pray

“How many times have we heard people talk about the power of prayer? That is a mistake. Prayer has absolutely no power.”

These are not the words of an atheist, infidel, or unbeliever, but of a gospel preacher, Edwin Crozier. But before you dismiss this as ridiculous and quit reading, hear Edwin’s explanation. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Purpose of Worship

A husband and wife were on the way home from worship one Sunday morning. As they rode along, the wife asked her husband, “Did you see that woman in the front row showing off her Liz Claiborne suit?”

“No, I didn’t,” her husband replied.

“Well, did you see that man on our left–the one wearing that gaudy sport jacket that clashed with his slacks?”

“No.” Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: January 17-22

Good morning from Temple Terrace, Florida.

We’re continuing to enjoy our time here in a very familiar place to us.  It’s great seeing old friends and enjoying time with our grandchildren.  Although after two very long days, including helping Roy with his online school, we’re reminded why God gave children to young people.

Tomorrow we’re looking forward to worshiping with and preaching for the brethren at the West Citrus Church in Crystal River, where Kenny and his family attend.  Then on Monday, I’m speaking at my alma mater, Florida College, at their chapel devotional. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #23

Today’s list is adapted from “God Is In The Small Stuff” by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz

It speaks to the purpose, power, and potential of encouragement.

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