Tag Archives: Christ

Merry Christmas!

This will be my last post for the year, but it ends with the best story of the season. Thanks to each of you who have read and commented on my blog this year. I pray that God will bless … Continue reading

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Disciple Them Forward

The above quote comes from the business world, but consider the application it has for many areas of life. One that readily comes to my mind—discipleship. Do you remember the 2000 movie Pay It Forward, starring Kevin Spacey and Helen … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Undoubtably, most of us have heard the Great Commission statement, some of Jesus’ famous final words before he ascended into Heaven. I decided to google the famous last words of a few other well-knowns and came across some interesting finds: … Continue reading

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In All Things Charity

Several weeks ago, one of my pastors used the above quote by Phillip Schaff. He was preaching about how believers often become divided over things not critical to the Gospel message or the core teachings of the Church. We’re all … Continue reading

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Unshackled–Now What?

This morning I read through the Book of Romans and began to meditate on chapter 6, especially verses 12 to 14. This brought to remembrance a message I had heard by Tony Evans years ago. Tony compared the situation of … Continue reading

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Abiding in Christ

Last Sunday, my pastor preached a wonderful sermon about abiding in Christ. You can probably guess the scripture: Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so … Continue reading

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Bible Study and Church – The Whats

I’ve been a believer for a number of years, and I’ve been blessed to be a part of many kinds of churches and groups, some very conservative and some on the contemporary side. Looking back on those experiences, I probably … Continue reading

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Discovering Easter in the Outdoors

Yesterday morning, I found myself sitting against a pine tree waiting and listening for a turkey to gobble in the distance.  Those early morning hours are magical as the new light awakens the day shift of the forest.  What a … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Meekness of Christ

I hope everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas, and I wish you the best for 2013. Most of us focus on certain aspects of the Christmas season and what it means for us. Celebrating Christmas constantly reminds me of … Continue reading

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The Call to Disciple

Over the past few years, I have come to appreciate my pastor’s passion for discipleship.  He’s managed to keep the main thing the main thing.  And he’s done this in a way so as not to water down or compromise … Continue reading

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A Picture’s Worth a 500 Word Blog Post

I could have written a 500 word blog post, but I believe my daughter’s painting says it all.  What a creative person she has become, and a dedicated follower of Christ.  Hope you enjoy. Luke 4:18

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Let Down Your Nets

How goes your summer fishing?  A few times over the summer, my son and I abandoned the a/c to hook a few bass and catfish.  On one occasion, my son reeled in a nice six-pounder (see picture on right).  You … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons

I am now approaching my 44th trip around the sun, and I must confess:  I still have much to learn.  Fathering has been a special joy of my life, but I continue to fall short of being the perfect Dad.  … Continue reading

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Spiritual Grit

In January, I took my leftover gift cards and purchased a new knife.  The Mini Griptilian is a folding knife made by Benchmade.  It comes out of the box razor sharp, and it will literally shave hair.  Since I wanted … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice Bracelet

After admiring the so-called survival bracelets, I finally taught myself how to make them.  These are cool and fun to make.  Why are they called survival bracelets?  If I find myself lost or stranded in the back country, I can use … Continue reading

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Burden Released

There is nothing like strapping the essentials to your back and traveling 40 miles over mountains and into deep valleys.  Backpacking can be hard work, challenging and downright ruthless, but the breathtaking vistas and fresh mountain air make the effort … Continue reading

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