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Growth Requires Consistency

“Consistency is hard work,” says a Tennessee preacher, Matthew Morine.

He illustrated this principle in his efforts to exercise regularly. He gets up every morning at 6:00 A.M. and goes to the gym. Matthew says that going once or twice a week is not enough. “The key in working out is consistency.”

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Back To Basics

Today Norma Jean and I are in the Memphis area where I’m beginning a meeting for the East Shelby Church in Collierville, Tennessee.

The Shepherds have asked me to preach lessons based on Ephesians 4 that speak to the issue of religious unity. We’ve entitled the series: “Christianity 101: Bible Basics for the 21st Century.”

Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics. To the fundamentals. To the authoritative principles on which our faith is founded.

The story is told that the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi came into the training camp of the Green Bay Packers in the summer of 1961 taking nothing for granted. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Excellence

When Henry Kissinger was Secretary of State the story is told he once asked an assistant to prepare an analysis on a certain initiative. After putting in long hours on the project, he gave Kissinger the report. An hour later it was returned with a note to redo it.

The assistant stayed up all night redoing the report. Again Kissinger asked for him to redo it.

After the third attempt, the assistant asked to see Kissinger. “I’ve done the best I can do,” he told the Secretary. Continue reading


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Wisdom From A Fortune Cookie


Yesterday I had lunch with a friend of mine at P. F. Chang’s on the Plaza.  The food was good.  The Server was friendly. The conversation was enjoyable.  The fellowship was encouraging.  And at the end of the meal when I opened my Chinese fortune cookie….it was “spot on”!  Continue reading


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