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Where Are You?

As I was doing my daily Bible reading today, I read the beginning chapters of Jeremiah. In verse 8 of chapter one, I found this promise the LORD made to Jeremiah: “‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the LORD.” God … Continue reading

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500 & Counting

We are living at an historic moment. October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation! So, what happened in October 1517? And why pay any attention? Well, actually the Reformation spanned a much larger period of time than one month. But on October 31, 1517 in Germany Martin … Continue reading

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How Is Your Foundation?

A solid foundation is essential for a structurally sound house. Everyone would agree to this in theory—Sue Ann and I faced this up close and personal! The first home we purchased was in Mesquite, Texas. Most foundations in the Dallas area are either pier-and-beam or slab; basements are virtually non-existent. … Continue reading

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Ecuador 2017

From the rooftop of the  Extreme Response building where our team stayed, you could see a slice of Quito—a city of 2.7 million stretching 20 miles long and several miles wide through the Andes Mountains. Here we ministered to the poorest of the poor during my second week in Ecuador. … Continue reading

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The Living Word

I have often shared about my spiritual birthday, January 24, 1976. On that day, God graciously caused me to be born again by applying to me the saving work of His Son, Jesus Christ. God reconciled me, a sinner, to Himself through the death and resurrection of Christ! At that … Continue reading

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Mother

Mothers, your influence is immeasurable. In this month when we honor you, consider the following quotations and be encouraged. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – For me, a line from mother is more efficacious than all the homilies preached in Lent. Edgar Allen Poe – Because I feel that, in the Heavens … Continue reading

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Easter

Easter is the highlight of the year for believers in Jesus Christ. It is our pinnacle celebration. As much as we love Christmas, Easter stands out as the high point of the year. It is the day when we remember and rejoice that Almighty God raised His beloved Son, Jesus … Continue reading

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Signals

I entered our marriage with a seriously dysfunctional approach to relationships. Instead of talking about how things were going between us, I would try to read signals in Sue Ann’s behavior. On the flip side, instead of talking about what I was thinking and feeling, I would send signals. You … Continue reading

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Journeying

Today is my 41st spiritual birthday (January 24, 1976). I want to repeat what I shared last year at this time: some reflections on my years of walking with Jesus. I hesitate even to state it like that—“my years of walking with Jesus”—because it sounds like something I have done. … Continue reading

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Inviting

A friend called to invite us to come for a visit. It was a very special invitation. You see, he did not live next door or down the street or in the same town … or even in the same state. He and his family lived half way across the … Continue reading

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