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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! When Failure is Not Fatal

With so many new readers in recent years, we’re occasionally reblogging past posts. This one powerfully speaks to me and my life. I hope it does to you.

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John Maxwell has a neat book entitled “Failing Forward.”  The Subtitle is “Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success.”  The thesis is that we all fail.  But some fail backward.  And others fail forward.  Successful people respond positively to their failures.  They learn.  Grow.  And achieve. 

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Fellow Workers in Christ

Amplias. Urbanus. Stachys. Apelles. Herodion. Persis. Asyncritus. Phlegon. Hermas. Patrobas. Hermes. Tryphena and Tryphosa.

Unknown. Unheralded. Unrecognized. Describes the aforementioned people. Their names may be unfamiliar to you. But they are not unimportant to God. Continue reading

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One Year Later

“The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated,” once quipped Mark Twain.

I can relate to Twain’s consternation regarding the false news of his demise. Not that anyone has said that “Ken is dead.” But the news of my retirement has been greatly exaggerated.”

While we’re not employed in located work with one church at this time, we are still engaged in preaching the gospel. During the past year, we’ve been in 19 states and 9 countries. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Action

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,” advised H. Jackson Brown, Jr. best known for his inspirational book, “Life’s Little Instruction Book,”

“So throw off the bowlines,” Brown wrote, “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Continue reading

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Strengthening The Disciples

Someone recently joked that I was a traveling preacher just like the Apostle Paul. They dubbed our work “Ken’s Missionary Journeys.”

Uh, not quite.

Our method of travel is smoother, more relaxing and quicker. Our accommodations have been very comfortable. And I have not been beaten. Stoned. Imprisoned. Or run out of town. Continue reading

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What Barnabas Saw At Antioch


Some time ago a nationally popular denominational preacher spoke to a group of Muslims that one blogger described as “cozying up to extremists.

Aside from that , one of the things that intrigued me was what he thinks the church needs to be fighting, what he called 5 global giants. — war, poverty, corruption, disease, and illiteracy. While I admit these are huge challenges and agree that as good citizens we ought to be concerned about them, is this the true, scriptural mission of the church? Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: He’s Alive!

On this Lord’s Day, as we celebrate Jesus’ life, death and resurrection here’s a bonus reblog post from 2 years ago

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After six grueling hours of vicious taunts, mental torture and physical torment, Jesus cried with a loud voice, breathed his last breath and “yielded His Spirit.” The centurion guards standing by saw he was dead.

Later solders came to break the legs of Jesus and the two criminals, but they said “He is dead.”

The women standing at the foot of the cross, including Mary and Mary Magdalene, said, “He is dead.’

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