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John Ed wearing a shirt that says "Every" with his granddaugther beside him.

Every

Posted on July 6

EVERY I was speaking recently for the 7th consecutive year to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coaches Family Conference. I am so impressed by the quality and quantity of coaches who are committed to Jesus Christ. And FCA is so effective in challenging and encouraging coaches in Christian coaching principles. The young man who was in charge of the music stated on the first night that he had just heard a song he wanted to... more »

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What's your reaction to the Gallup Poll?

What’s Your Reaction?

Posted on June 29

WHAT’S YOUR REACTION? The Gallup Poll just reported that belief in God dropped to 81% among Americans, the lowest ever reported! Belief in God has been one of the reliable markers to measure American religiosity. Also in 2021, involvement in Christian churches dropped below 50% for the first time. Shocking news! As we celebrate the 4th of July, I wonder, “How would our forefathers react to this?” Here is my answer: George Washington said, “It... more »

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Inflation, Shrinkflation, Salvation

Inflation, Shrinkflation, Salvation

Posted on June 22

INFLATION, SHRINKFLATION, SALVATION I wrote recently about how people are dealing with inflation. Since then, inflation has risen to 8.6%! It is a major problem, and it is being handled in a variety of ways. One way businesses are dealing with it is referred to as shrinkflation. I thought that that would be just a temporary thing that would stop if it were exposed. Not true. It seems to be escalating. More companies continue to... more »

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Two Ways

Two Ways to Look at Life

Posted on June 15

TWO WAYS TO LOOK AT LIFE There are two ways to look at life. One way is to be an “if only” person who is always talking about if only things had been different, they would be different. The other way is the “nevertheless” person who takes any situation and, nevertheless, asks God to help them. The “if only” person is very negative. He always has an excuse for why he failed or why he... more »

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It's Your Choice

It’s Your Choice

Posted on June 8

IT’S YOUR CHOICE When you wake up in the morning, you can either say “Good morning, Lord, help me make this a great day,” or you can say, “Good Lord, it’s morning—I dread what’s going to happen today.” Life is a choice. A great neurologist and Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl, said, “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Only you... more »

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Peace

Peter’s Piece on Peace

Posted on June 1

PETER’S PIECE ON PEACE Peter says, “Do you want more and more of God’s peace?” (II Peter 1:2) That’s a question that most people are asking. How can I find peace? How can I live a life that conquers anxiety and worry? Peter doesn’t just ask the question, but he gives the answer. He outlines in the next few verses the steps that lead to a life that experiences peace. Here is Peter’s answer: 1.   ... more »

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Memorial Day

The Meaning of Memorial Day

Posted on May 25

THE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY What is the meaning of Memorial Day? It’s appalling how few people realize the depth of its meaning for the freedoms we enjoy today. A large group of high school seniors were touring the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day. The guide posed the question, “What is the meaning of Memorial Day?” They thought about it, and together they said, “It’s the day that the pool opens.” That’s sad.... more »

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Norment Security Group

Remembering a Friend

Posted on May 18

REMEMBERING A FRIEND During the pandemic, I officiated at the home-going of a great Christian businessman and friend, Bobby Norment. He led Norment Industries in Montgomery to become a successful international business. They provided security products for government buildings, prisons, embassies, court houses, etc. One Sunday in church, Bobby was challenged about his commitment to Jesus. He committed everything to Jesus Christ. He said, “From now on, Jesus will have first place in my life.”... more »

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Inflation

Inflation

Posted on May 11

INFLATION Inflation is the highest that it has been in 40 years. It was recently reported at 8.5%. That’s high! Some people who are being blamed for the rising inflation say that the most important figure is not general inflation, which is 8.5%, but core inflation, which is 6.2%. Core inflation—that was a new term to me. I learned that core inflation is when you take out gasoline and food products to figure the inflation... more »

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Season for Conferring Degrees

Season of Conferring Degrees

Posted on May 4

SEASON OF CONFERRING DEGREES This is the season for conferring degrees. Centenary is a private college in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It has about 1,100 students. The university president, Bruce Murphy, made an announcement on March 18 that they would offer a new “Master of Arts in Happiness Studies” degree. Wow, that’s interesting. The degree is offered online, and it is designed for people who are looking for personal, organizational, and societal happiness. The degree is... more »

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