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Irrelevant or Relevant?

Posted on February 7

Irrelevant or Relevant? Brock Purdy was the last person chosen in the 2022 NFL draft. That person receives the title “Mr. Irrelevant.” Nobody wanted him. The San Francisco 49ers took him. He would be the least likely person to become a super star two years later in the NFL. Statistics were against him, but he never relied on statistics. In 2024, he ultimately relies on God’s plan for his life, and he wants to be... more »

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Posted on January 31

SEE—SAY—SUPPORT In 2008, the housing market in Montgomery was taking a downturn. Jerrod Dorminey was self-employed at his own company, Dorminey Interiors Trim. He was very good at making cabinets and doing interior woodwork, but he discovered that there was a diminishing demand for his skills. He attended Frazer. He came to visit my wife Lynn, who is an interior decorator. He mentioned to her his situation and asked if she would use his name... more »

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Let Go and Trust God

Posted on January 24

Let Go and Trust God I had the privilege of preaching at Redland Hills Church at two morning worship services in January 2024. Wes Gunn is the pastor. The church is only ten years old, but growing rapidly. One thing he does in the worship service is to have a lay person speak briefly before the offering is taken. It’s a personal witness about financial giving. The Sunday I was there a wonderful lady, Margaret... more »

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A Real Winner

Posted on January 17

A Real Winner One of the exciting, successful, young professional football players this year has been C.J. Stroud, a rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans. He has had an incredible year. He led Houston to the playoffs for the first time since 2019. In the regular 2023 season, he passed for 4,108 yards, 29 touchdowns, and only 5 interceptions. He will probably be selected as the offensive rookie of the year. He always gives the... more »

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Posted on January 10

YES PRIZE! When I first saw that Valiant Cross Academy had won the YASS Prize of $1 million, I thought it said the “YES” prize and I began thinking about a “YES” prize. Saying “YES” to God can bring life that is worth more than $1 million! Think about people in the Bible who said “YES” to God: When the angel appeared to Mary and said that she was going to have a child, her... more »

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I Believe in Miracles

Posted on January 3

I Believe in Miracles On December 13, I wrote about the miracle that is occurring at Valiant Cross Academy. Eight years ago, people thought it would be impossible for them to survive. They are not only surviving, but thriving! VCA just received the prestigious YASS award, the Pulitzer of education and innovation. Christmas is the season of miracles. The new year offers opportunities for us to experience many miracles that God wants to perform. Let... more »

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God Redefines the Possible

Posted on December 27

God Redefines the Possible Last week I wrote about the language of Christmas and the importance of speaking it. As we enter 2024, I want to add another aspect of that language that is so important for us to think and to speak every day of the year. It’s the Christmas language of possibilities. About ten years ago, two African American men, Anthony and Fred Brock, came to my office. I knew them through sports.... more »

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Christmas Spoken Here

Posted on December 20

Christmas Spoken Here Some tourists were visiting a quaint fishing village on the east coast. They found there a small shop that carried only Christmas materials. You could go in and find trees, decorations, ornaments, wreaths—most anything you needed for Christmas. Then they noticed something extremely interesting. There was a sign on the front door which simply said, “Christmas spoken here.” I love that. There is a Christmas language. We need more Christmas spoken in... more »

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A King-Size Bed in a Stable

Posted on December 13

A King-Size Bed in a Stable Early in my 36 year ministry at Frazer our youth presented a living nativity scene in front of the church property.  People could circle the three church buildings while listening to Christmas music and see the Christmas story.  The living nativity scene was just inside the circle close to the Atlanta Highway. The youth and college students dressed up as angels, shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph, and had a... more »

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The Power of Purpose

Posted on December 6

The Power of Purpose Mark Twain said that there are two most important days in your life—the first is the day that you were born, and the second is the day that you know why you were born. The sports world saw this demonstrated in the past few weeks with the life of a quarterback for the University of Alabama. Jalen Milroe was a starter at the first of the season. He had a couple... more »

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