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Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted on May 25

THE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY What is the meaning of Memorial Day? It’s appalling how few people realize the depth of its meaning for the freedoms we enjoy today. A large group of high school seniors were touring the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day. The guide posed the question, “What is the meaning of Memorial Day?” They thought about it, and together they said, “It’s the day that the pool opens.” That’s sad.... more »

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Norment Security Group

Remembering a Friend

Posted on May 18

REMEMBERING A FRIEND During the pandemic, I officiated at the home-going of a great Christian businessman and friend, Bobby Norment. He led Norment Industries in Montgomery to become a successful international business. They provided security products for government buildings, prisons, embassies, court houses, etc. One Sunday in church, Bobby was challenged about his commitment to Jesus. He committed everything to Jesus Christ. He said, “From now on, Jesus will have first place in my life.”... more »

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Inflation

Inflation

Posted on May 11

INFLATION Inflation is the highest that it has been in 40 years. It was recently reported at 8.5%. That’s high! Some people who are being blamed for the rising inflation say that the most important figure is not general inflation, which is 8.5%, but core inflation, which is 6.2%. Core inflation—that was a new term to me. I learned that core inflation is when you take out gasoline and food products to figure the inflation... more »

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Season for Conferring Degrees

Season of Conferring Degrees

Posted on May 4

SEASON OF CONFERRING DEGREES This is the season for conferring degrees. Centenary is a private college in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It has about 1,100 students. The university president, Bruce Murphy, made an announcement on March 18 that they would offer a new “Master of Arts in Happiness Studies” degree. Wow, that’s interesting. The degree is offered online, and it is designed for people who are looking for personal, organizational, and societal happiness. The degree is... more »

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John D. Rockefeller

What Do You See?

Posted on April 27

WHAT DO YOU SEE? It’s always easy to see what is wrong rather than what is right in situations. John D. Rockefeller was head of Standard Oil Company. A man high in his organization made a bad decision that cost the company $2 million. When people in the company heard about it, they were afraid to be in Rockefeller’s presence because they knew he was trying to figure out what to do to the man... more »

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Communicating the Complete Message

Communicating the Complete Message

Posted on April 20

COMMUNICATING THE COMPLETE MESSAGE I have had the opportunity to give training to about twelve thousand pastors since establishing this leadership ministry fourteen years ago. I think the area where this has made the biggest difference is in India. I have been to India five times and helped train over 3,000 pastors there. The church that hosted the conferences in northern India is New Life Assembly. It is huge. They average over 46,000 people in... more »

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Seven Words from the Cross

Seven Words From the Cross

Posted on April 13

SEVEN WORDS FROM THE CROSS Our salvation is through the cross. Let’s read and listen to the seven last words of Jesus on the cross: The PARDONING word: Luke 23:32-38 Jesus was forced to carry His cross up to a place called Calvary. There, they crucified Him along with two thieves. Hear the pardoning words of Jesus, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” The cross is about how God... more »

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Eye Exam

Eye Exam: Foresight – Part 3

Posted on April 6

EYE EXAM: FORESIGHT – PART 3 Not only do we need to have good hindsight of the past and good insight for the present, but we also need good foresight to see God’s magnificent future for those who believe in and follow Him. Paul writes, “You don’t have to see something before it’s there. If you see it, you don’t have any hope; but faith and hope can see things that are not actually there.”... more »

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Eye Exam

Eye Exam: Insight – Part 2

Posted on March 30

EYE EXAM: INSIGHT – PART 2 Hindsight deals with our past. Insight deals with our present. Insight is being able to look and see what something really means and apply it to our present situation. Insight is essential to deal with both everyday situations and to help us prepare for good foresight. The Bible says, “A wise man sees evil and hides himself. A wicked man simply proceeds and pays the penalty.” (Proverbs 27:12) Insight... more »

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Eye Exam

Eye Exam: Hindsight – Part 1

Posted on March 23

EYE EXAM: HINDSIGHT – PART 1 One area in life where we need to have good eyesight is in hindsight. Read the following as an eye exam to determine how good your hindsight is. In the next couple of weeks, I will offer an eye exam for insight and foresight. Poor hindsight can cause us to feel like we have accomplished everything on our own. Poor hindsight creates an attitude that it’s “all about me.”... more »

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