Be A Continual Learner

“Most of us learn a great deal every day in order to keep ahead of what we forget,” once quipped the 19th century born lawyer and politician Frank A. Clark.

On a more serious note, business and professional people understand the importance of continuing education. In many fields, like medicine, a specific number of hours are required for a physician to maintain their license. Continuing education is also required for teachers, attorneys, accountants and pilots. Continue reading


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Weekly Recap May 15-19

Greeting from Beverly Hills, FL

It’s been a wonderful week here in lovely Citrus county.  We’re blessed to live here. To bask in the warm sunshine. To enjoy being close to our family. To have an opportunity to minister in the Word.  And share these blog posts every day.

However, we realize in the midst of our enjoyment, there is sickness, suffering and death.  We learned this week of the passing of a friend from the Kansas City area, Bob Harmon. He was 94.  His funeral service is today.  And even though his family and friends rejoice in the godly life he lived and the hope in which he died, he will be missed.  At the end of this recap is a link to a beautiful tribute written by my friend Roger Shouse.  I hope you’ll read it. Continue reading

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Do You Talk To Other Drivers?

My friend, fellow Hoosier, and preaching colleague, Max Dawson, is a “car guy” So, he publishes a Monday Column headed “Pontiacs, Points, and Proverbs.” It’s a very clever “weekly blog about cars, morality, and spiritual truth.”

In an April post on facebook, he asked the question, “Do you talk to other drivers?” I do. Much to my wife’s dismay. So does Max. You’ll enjoy the story he tells and appreciate the spiritual application. Continue reading


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Are You Pretending to Avoid a Mess?

Yesterday while watching The Five on Fox, they had a light hearted segment with the caption “Half of Americans pretend not to see a mess so others can clean it.”

A recent poll of 2,000 Americans on Spring Cleaning, reported by the New York Post, revealed that 90% become anxious about cleaning their home. Additionally, “49% admit to “always” or “often” pretending to not see a mess so someone else can clean it instead.” Continue reading


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Psalm 8

The 17th century German astronomer, Johannes Kepler, was said to be a deeply religious man who was a Creationist.

The story’s told, though it may be apocryphal, that Kepler was troubled by a friend who denied God’s existence. In order to convince him, Kepler constructed a model of the universe with the sun and the planets revolving around it.

When the friend visited his Observatory one day and saw the model, he exclaimed, “How beautiful it is! Who made it?” Continue reading


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Do Good, People


My very good friend, fellow Toastmaster, and preaching colleague, Ralph Walker often regales me with wonderful stories, humorous quips, and witty responses to my blog posts.

Not long ago Ralph shared with me the story of an Indiana “Good Samaritan,” Josiah Vargas, who posted his adventure on a TikTok video that amassed over 2.3 million views.

Vargas made a trip through the McDonalds drive-thru in Elkhart, just to get a Sausage McMuffin. Later when he opened the bag he was shocked with the contents. Continue reading

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5 Ways To Grow Your Faith

“A faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted,” wrote Warren Wiersbe.

He added that “Faith, like a muscle, must be exercised to grow stronger.” Then offered this illustration from the book “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret.” Continue reading


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Weekly Recap: May 8-12

Greetings from Beverly Hills, FL

This is a busy weekend.  Not only are we celebrating Mother’s Day tomorrow, but it is Kenny’s Birthday.  He was born May 14th the day after Mother’s Day.  But this year, both fall on the same day.  It’s hard to believe he will be 50 years old.  Hmmm, how old does that make me?  Never mind. Continue reading

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Minute Moments

My friend and preaching colleague, Kent Heaton, is also a blogger and posts on facebook.  You can access it directly at The Heaton File.

Additionally, he posts some short pieces called “Minute Moments.” Most can be read in less than a minute.

Today’s facebook Friday features three from his page. Continue reading


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Write Your Own Obituary

At the recent Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting, the 92 year old, Warren Buffet was asked by a 15 year old boy how to avoid making mistakes in business and in life.

Buffet’s response: “You should write your obituary and then try to figure out how to live up to it. It’s not that complicated.”

What an intriguing thought. What would you write? Continue reading

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