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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Good morning.

I wanted to take a moment as I began the day to wish each of our readers a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I am so thankful for each of you who follow this little blog on a regular basis.  Thanks for your loyal readership. Thanks for sharing it with others  And thanks to those who take the time to comment, ask questions or offer suggestions.  I appreciate it.

We’re taking the rest of the week to enjoy the holiday with our children and grandchildren.  But I wanted to share one of my favorite Thanksgiving poems by an unknown author entitled.  “Thank You, God, for a Hundred Things.”  Hope you enjoy it.  Have a great day. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Soldier

Yesterday was Veterans Day in the United States. But it is celebrated as a holiday today.

Known in other countries as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, it celebrates the conclusion of major hostilities of World War I on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

In honor of our military, all non-essential federal offices will be closed. No mail is delivered. And federal workers receive a paid holiday. Many towns have parades or other events honoring veterans. Some businesses offer discounts to those who served in the military.

While we appreciate and honor those who have severed our country and some have paid the ultimate price to maintain our freedom, consider a different kind of soldier. Continue reading

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From Weakness Comes Power

Sunday morning Norma Jean and I worshiped with the Henderson Boulevard brethren and I spoke at their 11:00 AM service. While I came to share a gospel message, I left feeling, as I often do, that I received more than I gave.

Henderson is a warm, caring and loving church. It’s led by men who really understand servant-leadership. And it is obvious there’s a close-knit fellowship among their spiritual family. One of their Shepherds, Ron Drumm, who served as their full-time preacher for over 20 years, spoke at the 9:00 AM communion service. Continue reading

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Great Verses of the Bible: John 8:32

 

There is an expression being used today by many celebrities and those in some spiritual communities that  describe their philosophical, religious or personal beliefs. “My truth.”

“My truth” speaks to one’s own experiences. It is subjective. And is often used to justify almost any kind of belief or religious practice, no matter how bizarre.

When “my truthers” are challenged they respond, “Well, that’s your truth. But it’s not my truth.” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! The Day the Disciples Deserted Jesus

This morning I’m reblogging a post from 6 years ago that was a part of a weekly column we wrote for 2 years. Hope it helps you. Enjoy!

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The Psalmist prophesied it.  Jesus predicted it would happen.  Within hours.  Peter emphatically denied it could ever occur.  And so nodded all the disciples in agreement.  They would never  do that!  Do what?  

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My Future Plans

We are now four months into this new chapter of our lives combining travel with ministry and preaching opportunities. We have been to 16 states and 8 countries.

I have been blessed to preach 43 times and teach 18 classes. Currently, we are enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains as we travel to Kettering, Ohio, for a gospel meeting. Following that, we’re headed to the Smoky Mountains and I will preach in Cosby, Tennessee, on October 21.

In November we will return to Florida and spend the month in Pinellas County and are scheduled to speak for the Henderson Boulevard church on the 4th and then speak one Sunday at the Skyview Church. Continue reading

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A Serious Admonition To Bible Teachers

In a recent interview with CBN News, Dr James Dobson issued this warning, “May we be careful with the way we speak and think and talk against those who are opposed to everything we believe. You have to maintain a spirit of charity and love, and God will bless us if we do.

Dobson’s words ring particularly true this morning as I read from James 3 this sobering admonition. “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” Continue reading

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