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Opportunity – See It or Seize It?

Posted on August 10

OPPORTUNITY – SEE IT OR SEIZE IT? Before the days of modern harbors, a ship had to wait for the flood tide before it could make it to port. They had a Latin term for this situation which was op portu. That literally means that a ship is standing against a port waiting for the moment when it should ride the turn of the tide to the harbor. It is from this image that we... more »

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God's Heart Exam

God’s Heart Exam

Posted on August 3

GOD’S HEART EXAM Words are extremely important. The Bible says if you want to determine who a person really is, listen to the words they speak. “A man’s speech is determined by his heart.” (Matthew 12:34) Jesus was very clear in Matthew 12:33 that you identify a tree by its fruit. You can’t call a fig tree a pecan tree when it’s producing figs or vice versa. What the tree produces determines what it is.... more »

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Ex-Satanic leader

Who Fixes the Broken?

Posted on July 27

WHO FIXES THE BROKEN? So many people today are hurting, misguided, looking for answers, and feeling totally inadequate and broken. Many of them go for help in places that falsely lead to greater brokenness. This was the case of Riaan Swiegelaar. In looking for answers, he began to resonate with the people and views of satanism. He joined their group. He became a leader and was one of the cofounders of the South African Satanic... more »

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A strange trade in the Yankees

A Trade That Made Headlines

Posted on July 20

A TRADE THAT MADE HEADLINES When you are a baseball pitcher, there are a lot of different ways to get your name in the headlines. You can pitch a no-hitter, have a perfect game, strike out a lot of people, have an enviable win/loss record, have the best fastball or curve—those are headliners. A few years ago, there were two left-handed pitchers who made headlines for a different reason. The biggest trade headline in 1973... more »

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Check That Tree!

Check That Tree!

Posted on July 13

CHECK THAT TREE! Gene and Edna Ward invited my brother George and his wife, Monteigne, and Lynn and me to meet with them on a recent Sunday afternoon. They wanted to show us something. Edna is very accomplished at tracing the genealogy of people. She has spent months tracing the genealogy of our family for the last five generations. The book is 213 pages long. She had newspaper clippings and photographs of family events since... more »

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John Ed wearing a shirt that says "Every" with his granddaugther beside him.


Posted on July 6

EVERY I was speaking recently for the 7th consecutive year to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Family Conference. I am so impressed by the quality and quantity of coaches who are committed to Jesus Christ. And FCA is so effective in challenging and encouraging coaches in Christian coaching principles. The young man who was in charge of the music stated on the first night that he had just heard a song he wanted to... more »

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What's your reaction to the Gallup Poll?

What’s Your Reaction?

Posted on June 29

WHAT’S YOUR REACTION? The Gallup Poll just reported that belief in God dropped to 81% among Americans, the lowest ever reported! Belief in God has been one of the reliable markers to measure American religiosity. Also in 2021, involvement in Christian churches dropped below 50% for the first time. Shocking news! As we celebrate the 4th of July, I wonder, “How would our forefathers react to this?” Here is my answer: George Washington said, “It... more »

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Inflation, Shrinkflation, Salvation

Inflation, Shrinkflation, Salvation

Posted on June 22

INFLATION, SHRINKFLATION, SALVATION I wrote recently about how people are dealing with inflation. Since then, inflation has risen to 8.6%! It is a major problem, and it is being handled in a variety of ways. One way businesses are dealing with it is referred to as shrinkflation. I thought that that would be just a temporary thing that would stop if it were exposed. Not true. It seems to be escalating. More companies continue to... more »

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Two Ways

Two Ways to Look at Life

Posted on June 15

TWO WAYS TO LOOK AT LIFE There are two ways to look at life. One way is to be an “if only” person who is always talking about if only things had been different, they would be different. The other way is the “nevertheless” person who takes any situation and, nevertheless, asks God to help them. The “if only” person is very negative. He always has an excuse for why he failed or why he... more »

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It's Your Choice

It’s Your Choice

Posted on June 8

IT’S YOUR CHOICE When you wake up in the morning, you can either say “Good morning, Lord, help me make this a great day,” or you can say, “Good Lord, it’s morning—I dread what’s going to happen today.” Life is a choice. A great neurologist and Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl, said, “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Only you... more »

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