Category Archives: Encouragement

John Wesley & the Robber

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, N.K.J.V.) John Wesley was the father of the Methodist denomination. It is estimated that over the … Continue reading

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“This Is Good!”

A king in Africa had a close friend who had a habit of looking at any situation and proclaiming, “This is good!” One day, as the two were hunting, the friend had the job of loading the king’s gun. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Psalm 42:5

The verse for this week’s “Christian Verses” podcast is Psalm 42:5, and the discussion centers around the topic of depression. Millions of people suffer from depression. This past week alone two famous people — fashion designer Kate Spade and chef/author/television … Continue reading

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It’s Just Grass

Howard Buchanan went to be with the Lord a few years ago. Tonya and I knew him as our neighbor for approximately ten years. Howard was a Baptist preacher and a very good man. He was also laid back and … Continue reading

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Go Get Your Ark

So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the trumpet. (2 Samuel 6:15, N.K.J.V.) David had a God-approved plan to make the city of Jerusalem not … Continue reading

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A Charcoal Fire

Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. (John 18:18, N.A.S.V.) On the night of … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Romans 15:4

The latest podcast is the second in the series on the word of God. For this one, Malcolm Woody and I use Romans 15:4 to discuss how simply reading the Bible can provide the Christian with endurance, encouragement, and hope. … Continue reading

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