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Revive Us Again!

Posted on September 20

Revive Us Again! Auburn University is experiencing revival! On September 12, 2023, about 5,000 students gathered in the basketball arena at Auburn for a worship service focusing on “Auburn United.” The spirit of God started to move in that worship experience, and it didn’t end when the closing prayer was given! One student wanted to be baptized so a lot of the crowd heard about that and made an unplanned trip to a nearby lake.... more »

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Two Different Prayers

Posted on September 13

Two Different Prayers Prayer is one of the most powerful forces that God offers to us to practice. Too many of us ignore it or seldom use it. There are two different examples of people praying in New York City in the news on September 11, 2023. One occurred on Sunday afternoon when a young teenage girl, Coco Gauff, upset the number one women’s tennis player in the world to win the U.S. Open in... more »

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Think About It!

Posted on September 6

Think About It! When you wake up every morning, you decide what your day is going to be like. The Bible says, “As man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) Your thinking determines your actions. So, your first thoughts are extremely important. While speaking in Arkansas, I met an outstanding man who has been one of the leading salespersons in the State of Arkansas. He has received daily the things I write... more »

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What Determines Your Decisions?

Posted on August 30

What Determines Your Decisions? Kristie Ennis is an above-the-knee amputee. She is a retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant. In Afghanistan in 2012, she lost her left leg. Since then, she has taken up mountain climbing. She has scaled six of the so-called “sevens summits” the highest peaks on the seven continents. She then tackled the big one—Mount Everest—but she was forced to turn back 200 meters from the peak of Mount Everest. She and her... more »

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Pursue Your Purpose

Posted on August 23

Pursue Your Purpose God created you for a special purpose. His purpose for you is not some general description. It is specific. He created you uniquely different from anybody else. Nobody has your DNA nor your fingerprints. God created you like you are for you to fulfill the purpose that He designed for you. Your purpose does not include meaningless activity. Everything you do should be contributing to God’s purpose. You are not just existing—you... more »

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The Five-Finger Prayer Plan

Posted on August 16

The Five-Finger Prayer Plan The best man God ever created was my dad. He lived to be 96 years old. He spent the biggest part of his life in the Panama City area. He ministered to everybody regardless of their education level, economic status, denominational affiliation, social status, race, etc. He was known as the Pope of the Panhandle. My brother George and I finally talked him into moving to Montgomery to Wesley Gardens. A... more »

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Men’s Ministry-Museum or Movement

Posted on August 9

Men’s Ministry-Museum or Movement I attended five events during the month of July that were focused on a ministry to men. I believe it is one of the most critical ministries in which churches can be engaged to help men understand their role in the family, in society, in the church, and to commit their lives to Jesus who can make them the men they ought to be. I was inspired and encouraged at each... more »

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Posted on August 2

HOORAY LA! Our Forefathers believed that the trust of American people should always be in God. As early as the 1860s, the phrase “In God We Trust” was used. Salmon Chase was secretary of the Treasury in the 1860s. He ordered the director of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia to prepare coinage that included the phrase “In God We Trust.” He sent a letter dated November 20, 1861, saying, “No nation can be strong except... more »

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What’s Your Plan?

Posted on July 26

What’s Your Plan? During the fifteen years following my mandatory retirement from a local church, I have traveled to many states in the U.S. and many countries in the world to train pastors. As soon as I knew where I was going, I started to make a  plan of how to get there. Making a good plan is essential. Some people in organizations dream about how the future should be—but don’t make a plan. If... more »

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A Coin and a Bracelet!

Posted on July 19

A Coin and a Bracelet! In 1987 John Gallops was a Montgomery Police officer. Life had taken some extremely bad turns for him based on choices that he had made. He thought the best thing to do was to end it all. He put a pistol to his head standing in the company of some of his family. God used that situation to speak to John about choices he had made and the terrible choice... more »

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