Category Archives: Human Life

Nothing Important Happened Today

Sometimes the facts get in the way of a good story. For years a legend persisted that on July 4, 1776, the day the American colonies declared their independence from England, King George III’s diary entry read: “Nothing important happened … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation & Jesus

A man interviewed for a job at a famous art gallery that housed dozens of priceless masterpieces. As part of the interview process, he was asked, “If a fire broke out in this gallery and you could only save one … Continue reading

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God Sent? Or God Allowed and Used?

Somewhere along the way in my ministry, I picked up a daily devotion book written by Phillips Brooks. Brooks was a famous Episcopalian pastor in the Boston area in the 1800s. In the devotion for May 2, he writes: Faith … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Make a Way

My previous post was entitled “God Can Make a Way” and was based upon the story found in Acts 12:1-19. That post focused upon how God made a way of escape for Peter as Peter sat in a Roman prison … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Fill Out A NCAA Bracket

Well, it’s March, which means that a whole bunch of t.v. sets in America are finding their way to the games of the NCAA basketball tournament. We don’t call it “March Madness” for nothing. For many people, half the fun … Continue reading

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A Key Lesson About Life

Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. James 4:17 The book of James will always have a special place in my heart because it is the first book that … Continue reading

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God’s Worst Form of Judgment

Okay, quick, name the worst judgment that God ever inflicted upon someone. Noah’s flood? That one certainly involved the most deaths, but once it began the fatalities didn’t have to experience it for long. Fire and brimstone raining down upon … Continue reading

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