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I Am Thankful

Thanksgiving gives us time to pause and count the many blessings that are already ours. Why don’t we take time to do this each and every day? The old exhortation to count your blessings is wisdom for all the generations, … Continue reading

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God Can’t Please Everybody

“God can’t please everybody.” This stated by one of my pastors who recently gave a sermon. Somehow that thought stuck with me this week. Think about it: One man prays that it won’t rain on his parade. Another man (a … Continue reading

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Doing What We Ought To Do

I recently heard some great messages on selected passages from the Book of James. One of them that stood out was James 4:17 NIV If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is … Continue reading

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Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim: The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display, And publishes to every land The work … Continue reading

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Deo Volente

Not that I’m actively looking for new latin phrases to add to my vocabulary, but I found this particular phrase–Deo Volente–intriguing. In the early 1900’s it was common for the English to end their personal letters with Deo Volente or … Continue reading

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So, What Did You Think About The Sermon?

I recently read a post by Susan Barber called Hope for the Next Generation. Susan is a godly woman and teacher, and happens to be my kids favorite high school teacher. In her post, she said something that I think … Continue reading

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The A.C.T.S. Acrostic

My pastor recently finished a series of sermons about God’s Word–how we originally got it, how it was translated from the past to the present, and how we get it from our heads and into our hearts. In the last … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road

Last week I shared with you Psalm 104, how God is taking care of our world. No doubt He is active and concerned for his creation. And He’s concern for and active in His children’s lives. This week I listened … Continue reading

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Sixthday Sportsmen Magazine

For my sportsmen (and women) friends who read this blog, I want to make you aware of a fairly new magazine—Sixthday Sportsmen. Recently I’ve become acquainted with the publisher, Dave Iverson. We’ve been exchanging emails, and I hope the magazine … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Guide

Psalm 23 continues to be one of my favorite Psalms. I’m impressed by how David relates so personally to God. David could easily identify with shepherding, and he saw God as his great Shepherd. Of course, David was a shepherd … Continue reading

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Bible Fluency — The Challenges

Being a believer now for many years, my respect for the Bible has grown and grown. But I can also understand why unbelievers, seekers, and those new to the faith often struggle with what the Bible has to say. So … Continue reading

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Building Mountains – A Truth Story

My name is Emily Harris, and I want to thank Scott for allowing me to say a few words about my truth story. I will say, he did a great job capturing the essence of my past struggles in only … Continue reading

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Ask It

My last post dealt with the search for better questions—what questions to ask and how to ask them. Recently, I found a teaching series from Andy Stanley called Ask It. In the series, Stanley poses a question that he believes … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Bible Study Be Hazardous to Your Spiritual Health?

Is there a point when too much Bible study can be hazardous to our spiritual health? The first time I heard this question, my initial thought was heresy or this is an outright attack on God’s word. Also, I recently … Continue reading

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Seeing By God’s Light

A couple of weeks ago my wife took the picture below, a spring-break view from St. George Island. And later she read to me from C.S. Lewis’ work, Is Theology Poetry? This is where the Lewis quote comes from. During … Continue reading

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Hanging Out In James

Are you tired of making foolish decisions? Tired of saying stupid stuff? Are you tired of struggling with your sins and fostering a long-distance relationship with God? Want God to answer your prayers? If you said yes to those questions, … Continue reading

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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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Modern Parables

I’m always looking for creative ways to share God’s word with others and help them see it in a new light. Stories continue to be a powerful way to convey God’s message and his love for us. So I want … Continue reading

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Meditating On God’s Stories

Who doesn’t love a great story? For this post, I want to explore the power of stories, particularly Bible stories and what they mean to our spiritual growth and our relationship to God. I love stories and especially the stories … Continue reading

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In All Your Ways …

Over the years, the Proverbs 3:5,6 passage has taken on a powerful meaning for me. I’d be a hypocrite, if I told you that I follow these verses religiously. My humanness often defaults to what “works” and the old college … Continue reading

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