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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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Water is a thirst quencher, but living water is even better.

The Ultimate Thirst Quencher

Posted on February 3

THE ULTIMATE THIRST QUENCHER Drinking water is essential to our health. We can live a lot of days without food but only a few days without water. Pure water is becoming a challenge. This is a huge problem because lead contamination in water can damage a child’s health. Low levels of lead have been linked to serious, irreversible damage to developing brains. Experts are now saying that there is no safe level of lead in... more »

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Excerpt of the Preamble to the Constitution including the phrase "a more perfect union."

Revisiting the Move to a More Perfect Union

Posted on January 27

REVISITING THE MOVE TO A MORE PERFECT UNION Last October, I posted a blog to prepare all of us for the elections in November. It contained 7 action points. Considering what is happening already in 2021 in our cities, states, nation, and world, I need to replace the action point about voting with a new action point about II Chronicles 7:14, and I invite you to join me in revisiting and recommitting to them. We... more »

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Three difference-makers from 2020.

Difference-Makers in 2020

Posted on January 20

DIFFERENCE-MAKERS IN 2020 I’ve been impressed by how some professional football players have looked beyond themselves to be a difference-maker during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 has produced a lot of horrifying stories, but the sports world has produced some very good ones. Here are three. I was in Kansas City two years ago and read about a unique Kansas City football player, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. He was the starting right tackle for the Chiefs and the... more »

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A doctor's appointment slip between the Great Physician and the blog reader.

A Doctor’s Appointment

Posted on January 13

A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT People who accomplish the most in life are people of vision. This makes it necessary for each of us to check our vision. I go annually to my eye doctor and have my physical vision checked. Oftentimes, I have to make corrections in my glasses and contacts to sharpen my vision. This is a good time to examine your vision and make necessary corrections. The Great Physician can do that! The Old... more »

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An impala won't jump a fence if they can't see the other side.

The January Jump

Posted on January 6

THE JANUARY JUMP A small vision will never influence big people. If you have a small-sized vision, ask God to help you supersize it to His God-sized vision for you. While a God-sized vision might seem impossible, and even improbable, it can become inevitable when we’re willing to see it, seize it, and surrender to it! (Tweet this!) One of the great Christian visionary leaders was Dr. John Edmund Haggai. One day, I was speaking... more »

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Shug Jordan aside a picture from Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasions.

What Do You Expect?

Posted on December 30

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? One of the greatest football coaches Alabama has produced was Ralph “Shug” Jordan. He was the head football coach at Auburn for twenty-four years and had an enviable win/loss football record of 176-83-6. He was the National Football Coach of the Year in 1957 and several times Coach of the Year in the SEC. He’s in the Hall of Fame. He was also head basketball coach at Auburn and Georgia. He... more »

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There's a new dress code for this year's Christmas.

A New Dress Code

Posted on December 23

A NEW DRESS CODE What is the proper dress code for Christmas and the days following Christmas? In Colossians 3:12-14, Paul gives us a new dress code of seven garments to wear everyday. These garments never go out of style! Put on COMPASSION. (v.12) When Jesus saw a crowd, He looked on them with compassion. Compassion comes from two words: com and passion, meaning “with passion.” But remember that Thomas Aquinas said, “I’d rather feel... more »

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