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Little things can be powerful.

The Power of Little Things

Posted on April 14

THE POWER OF LITTLE THINGS Last week, I wrote about the danger of little things and how they can become destructive. Today, I want to look at the other side of that coin and show the constructive power of little things. Little things can pack great power. It depends on whether we see them as problems or possibilities. One day, the disciples came to Jesus and told Him they had a huge problem. The people... more »

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Little things aren't always little!

Little Things Aren’t Always Little!

Posted on April 7

LITTLE THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS LITTLE! COVID-19, the coronavirus, almost shut down the world in 2020. It affected health, education, travel, eating habits, the economy, relationships – the list goes on and on. Recently, a British mathematician, Kit Yates, was commissioned to study the coronavirus. Kit calculated that the 2 quintillions of very tiny coronavirus particles in the world would fit inside a single Coke can!! Get that – one Coke can of the virus particles... more »

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The grave was a temporary residence for Jesus Christ.

A Grave Mistake

Posted on March 31

A GRAVE MISTAKE It was a grave mistake. Jesus had upset religious and non-religious people. They were determined to put an end to his movement. After an unjust trial, they crucified him on a hill called Golgotha, then thought it was over when they put His body in a borrowed grave. But that’s a grave mistake! Jesus didn’t come into the world to wind up in a grave. He didn’t die on the cross saying,... more »

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Jesus is the name that is above every name.

One Name to Know

Posted on March 24

ONE NAME TO KNOW Etched in the black granite wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are the names of 58,156 Americans who died in that war. A visit to the memorial can be very emotional for veterans, family members, and tourists. Many people are looking for a specific name, perhaps a parent, a spouse, a child, a friend, or a cousin. Many people use their fingers to trace the names of family members or special... more »

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Apparently, something in a blockchain can be very valuable.

What is Valuable?

Posted on March 17

WHAT IS VALUABLE? How do you determine the value of anything? The world in which we live is rapidly changing concerning values. Each of us must determine what is valuable!  A new value craze is NFT’s. NFT refers to non-fungible tokens. They are unique, verifiable digital assets that can represent such things as a video, an image, a tweet, or an NBA dunk. A non-fungible asset is unique in that it isn’t readily interchangeable. A... more »

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Name changes can signify a lot, such as when a plane can be renamed Air Force One due to the president's presence.

Name Changes

Posted on March 10

NAME CHANGES  Alexander the Great was one of the great military generals who led a mighty army in the fourth century B.C. One night, he was unable to sleep. He started walking around the encampment and saw a young soldier on guard duty who was asleep. The penalty for sleeping on guard duty could be death. Alexander woke up the young soldier, and, when asked if he knew about the penalty for sleeping on duty,... more »

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A name tag with "Ronald Reagan" written on it.

What’s in a Name?

Posted on March 3

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Names are important. Everybody has one. You don’t choose your name, but you choose what your name will mean! There was a teenage boy who rode his bicycle to deliver groceries to the homes of people. One couple moved into the small community and availed themselves of that opportunity. When the boy delivered the groceries, the man of the house thanked the young man and asked, “What’s your name?” The boy... more »

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The name of Judas has become synonymous with "traitor."

Make the Most of Your Name

Posted on February 24

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NAME About twenty years ago, I received a phone call from a Mrs. Ima Peace from Magnolia, Arkansas. She watched our worship services on television. She invited me to come to her church to deliver a lecture series that she had endowed. I told her that I had a policy to be away from Frazer for a preaching mission only once each quarter. She asked me when I could come,... more »

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A location used for horror films is now a place of hope.

From Horror to Hope

Posted on February 17

FROM HORROR TO HOPE One of the serendipities of being a part of ministry in the last few years has been to participate in Dr. Bill Bright’s Billion Soul Initiative to start five million churches and win one billion new believers to Christ. He gave me the opportunity to serve on his overall steering committee. This has allowed me to meet some wonderful leaders around the world. At one of our planning meetings in Los... more »

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Grant Teaff was a coach for Baylor.

Every Day – Every Play – Every Way

Posted on February 10

EVERY DAY – EVERY PLAY – EVERY WAY I had the opportunity to serve for eight years on the National Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. There were some great coaches, athletes, and business people on that board. I felt like a mule at the Kentucky Derby, but I did learn a lot from many of them. One member on the board with whom I was able to spend time was Coach Grant Teaff.... more »

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