Category Archives: Family

In-Laws & Outlaws

Adrian Rogers, the longtime pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, used to tell the story of the elderly couple who were making the trip from Memphis to Nashville. The husband’s hearing was fine, but he could barely see. … Continue reading

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Contentment

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6, N.K.J.V.) How content are you right now? You might as well tell the truth. After all, God knows the correct answer, anyway. Are you content with your spouse? Are you … Continue reading

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Fighting on God’s Side

Haman had it all. Persia’s powerful king, Ahasuerus, had advanced him above all of Persia’s other princes (Esther 3:1). Ahasuerus had even decreed that anytime Haman was inside the gate of the royal grounds, all of Ahasuerus’ servants were to … Continue reading

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? is a Christian hymn written in 1907/1908 by Ada R. Habershon and Charles H. Gabriel. The song asks the question of whether or not earthly families will be reunited in heaven. As popular as the song … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Question

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #5) You — the regular readers of this blog — have had the last four posts to grasp some of the more compelling arguments presented in the book Why I Left, Why I Stayed. As you know … Continue reading

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What’s Your Love Language?

My mother attends Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Gary Chapman has served on staff there since 1971. He currently holds the position of Senior Associate Pastor. But he is known around the world as the author of … Continue reading

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