Word of the Week: Work

“Thank you for working,” I said to the Cracker Barrel server on one of our recent trips.

She simply smiled and said nothing.

When she returned with our coffee, I asked her, “Do you know why I thanked you for working?”

“I guess you’re hungry,” she replied.

“Well, I am hungry,” I admitted. “But that wasn’t the reason.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Worship Quotes

From my “worship folder,” here are a few seed thoughts to consider as we focus on attending Sunday worship services.

“Worship is a verb.” –Robert E. Webber

“As a verb, “worship” is active, not passive. Worship is not an event to be watched, but an activity to be joined.” Sheldon W. Sarge

“Leaders in worship should work to avoid mistakes and do their work effectively. But acceptable worship depends far more on the heart and attitude of the worshiper than on the abilities of leaders.” –Bill Hall Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: August 29-September 3

Good morning from Beverly Hills, Florida

The past two weeks, I’ve had a relaxing break from the Pulpit.  It was enjoyable to hear fine lessons by Dave Schmidt at Southside in Ft. Meyers and Tommy Hagewood at Beverly Shores in Leesburg.

However, our schedule is full for the next two months.  I will be back preaching at the local congregation where we worship at the West Citrus Church tomorrow.  The next 8 weeks finds us with preaching appointments in Marion, Indiana, Cosby, Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, and Brooksville, Florida, as well as the West Citrus Church.  We’d love to see any of our readers if you are in those areas.  Check schedule tap for dates and places. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #54

In J.J. Turner’s little book, God’s Way To The Top is a seemingly unlikely and out-of-place chapter in book encouraging positive attitudes entitled “The Power of Negative Thinking.”

Turner suggests “Man is like a battery; he can’t operate without a positive and negative.” He points out that the Bible contains many negative commands and statements, when observed and obeyed, produce a positive result in our lives.

Slightly adapted from Turner’s book, here are 10 that will bless you. Continue reading

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Three Lessons From a Man Raised by Homosexual Parents


“I never want to be a Christian,” declared Caleb Kaltenbach.

Kaltenbach, whose parents divorced when he was two years old, both went into same-sex relationships. As a result, he was raised by homosexual parents who were LGBT activists.

In a story by Christian Post, Op-ed contributor, Billy Hallowell, stemming from his podcast interview, he relates Kaltenbach’s spiritual journey. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: 1Corinthians 6:9-11

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of a very cute and clever children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The story is about a caterpillar whose voracious appetite could never be satisfied. He was always hungry. Always eating, day after day. Never filled.

But one day something changed. Continue reading

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Confusing Military Action With God’s Mission

For the past several weeks, and especially the past few days, the daily news cycle has been filled with stories and opinions about the American withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Last week following the suicide bombing at Kabul airport, President Biden responded to the attack, honoring the slain soldiers by quoting a surprising, and very inappropriate Bible verse.

Here’s the context of the President’s remarks: Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Wisdom

“Out of the mouth of babes,” is a proverbial and biblical idiom we use to express the unique and sometimes humorous wisdom of children.

Here are a few that have made the rounds for years by an unnamed author and source.

Patrick age 10: “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”

Michael age 14: “When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him.” Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Faith-Strong

Admittedly, there’s a lot of junk posted on social media in general, and on facebook specifically. However, there is a lot of good stuff too.

  • Reports of conversions to Christ.
  • Churches broadcasting Bible classes and sermons.
  • News from fellow Christians that’s uplifting.
  • Photos of God’s wonderful creation.
  • Spiritually thought-provoking conversations.
  • Notes of congratulations.
  • Encouraging posts that brighten your day.
  • Devotional blogs (like ThePreachersWord)

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Weekly Recap: August 22-27

Good morning from Beverly Hills, Florida

Our weekly Saturday post is a recap of the posts from the past week.  The synopsis and quick links are provided for you to easily access any post you may have missed during the week.

Our numbers have spiked dramatically upward this week mainly due to two posts that I recommend you read.

Celebrating 53 Years of Marriage

The Danger of a Bible App on Your iPhone Continue reading

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