Inspirational

A Visit I’ll Never Forget!

Posted on January 12

A VISIT I’LL NEVER FORGET! When I finished college, I was invited to play basketball on the Venture for Victory Basketball Team, which traveled throughout Asian countries, playing basketball and presenting a Christian witness. We played about 75 games in ten weeks. Several of them were against Olympic teams from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, and Hong Kong. Thousands of people came to know Christ through that program. One of my most unforgettable life experiences occurred... more »

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How Big Is Your Vision?

Posted on January 5

HOW BIG IS YOUR VISION? When you think you might see God’s vision for you for 2022, you can test it with two choices. The first choice is to see the vision opportunity as something that would be a “piece of cake.” You can assume that you have everything necessary to accomplish it. You know how well you have been trained and educated, and doing this would not be a problem. If you see it... more »

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My 7 Ups

My 7 Ups

Posted on December 29

MY 7 UPS Everyone needs a plan for living each day in 2022. My plan includes “7 ups” to help me move up each day. These “7 ups” do not refer to the drink you purchase from a machine, nor the delivery service that’s dependent on a human supply chain. My “7 ups” are God and I working together. I share them to ask you to help hold me accountable and consider joining me in this... more »

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A Stable That Brings Stability

A Stable That Brings Stability

Posted on December 22

A STABLE THAT BRINGS STABILITY We need stability in a world of chaos, confusion, uncertainty, fear, and mistrust. I believe that stability can come from only one place – the Stable in Bethlehem. Here are six reasons why I believe that: Simple – It was a simple Stable. It was not designed by an architect nor built by a famous contractor. It didn’t have electricity; it didn’t have high-speed internet. There was no media center... more »

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A Two-Question Christmas Quiz

A Two-Question Christmas Quiz

Posted on December 15

A TWO-QUESTION CHRISTMAS QUIZ One of the real highlights of Christmas is the presentation of the animated classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. When Charles Schulz started thinking about creating this television possibility, all the major networks were hesitant. Finally, one network agreed, so the cartoonist proceeded. Everybody has favorite parts of the classic. We love to see Lucy’s reaction as Snoopy kissed her. We all felt bad for Charlie Brown when the gang turned on... more »

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How Do You Remember People?

How Do You Remember People?

Posted on December 8

HOW DO YOU REMEMBER PEOPLE? How well do we remember people who are no longer living who have made an impact on us, our families, and our nation? How do we adequately remember and honor them?  I recently officiated at a funeral for a relative in a small town. It seems at funerals we see a lot of people we haven’t seen in years. There was an outstanding young couple there. I had officiated at... more »

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God's Supply Chain

God’s Supply Chain

Posted on December 1

We have some big problems concerning the effectiveness of the supply chain in getting goods and products to the proper place where people can receive them. We have experienced delays in most aspects of the economy. People have stocked up on things. Many stores have empty shelves. Some people have been doing their Christmas shopping for months because we were told that many of the things that people give for Christmas would not be available... more »

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An Ebenezer Thanksgiving

An Ebenezer Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24

AN EBENEZER THANKSGIVING Do you know what an Ebenezer is? I often sang that hymn, “Come Thy Fount of Every Blessing.” The second verse begins with “Here I raise mine Ebenezer.” An Ebenezer is actually a huge stone that was raised to help us remember how God has helped us in times past. “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the... more »

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How Are You Handling Anxiety, Stress, and Worry?

How Are You Handling Anxiety, Stress, and Worry? Part Two

Posted on November 17

HOW ARE YOU HANDLING ANXIETY, STRESS, AND WORRY? PART TWO How are you dealing with anxiety, worry, and emotional stress caused by the pandemic? Last week, I suggested several dangerous avenues that people are walking. This week, I want to look at some more areas that are tremendously dangerous. Occult practices have seen a big bump in interest during the past year. This industry is now valued at $2.2 billion in the US and growing... more »

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How Are You Handling Anxiety, Stress, and Worry?

How Are You Handling Anxiety, Stress, and Worry?

Posted on November 10

HOW ARE YOU HANDLING ANXIETY, STRESS, AND WORRY? How are you handling anxiety, worry, stress and emotional frustrations? Indications are that we are not handling them well. Here are some negative ways we try to handle stress that end up making our situations worse. Use of Alcohol. It is estimated that one in five Americans are now abusing the use of alcohol. This is leading to psychological and physiological problems. The number of people seeking... more »

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