Category Archives: Human Life

The Mayonnaise Jar

A philosophy professor stood before his class and began an object lesson. First, he sat an empty mayonnaise jar on the table in front of him. Next, he brought out a box of rocks that were each about two inches … Continue reading

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Seven Lessons We Need To Learn From Hurricanes

Well, here it is one day before Halloween and the ground is white with snow at my house. We can thank Hurricane Sandy for this freaky October weather. Even though the storm came ashore in southern New Jersey, its effects … Continue reading

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Carowinds

Tonya and I took the boys to Carowinds theme park in Charlotte this past Monday. Yes, it was July 4th, but no the crowd wasn’t bad. The heat was a little bit of an issue, but I’ve never been to … Continue reading

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The Days of Our Lives

Yesterday I spoke at the funeral of Jean Gouge Burleson. She was a good friend of mine, an elderly woman who will surely be missed by many. I used Psalm 90:10 as an opening text: The days of our lives … Continue reading

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Can a Person Truly Change?

Can people truly change? Mel Trotter did. Trotter was born to a Christian mother and an alcoholic father. By age 19, he was drinking heavily himself as well as gambling. He met and married a young woman and she gave … Continue reading

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The Power of One

…one sinner destroys much good. (Ecclesiastes 9:18) Wow, you talk about a statement with truth to it! These words from Ecclesiastes punch us right in the face, don’t they? What a sad but very real fact it is that just … Continue reading

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Man’s Body

“The Spirit, The Soul, & The Body” series: (post #3) This will be the last post in our little three-part series on man’s spirit, soul, and body. This time we’ll deal with man’s body. I’ll grant you that the body … Continue reading

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Man’s Soul

“The Spirit, The Soul, & The Body” series: (post #2) We’re in the middle of a series entitled “The Spirit, The Soul, & The Body.” In my last post, I talked about man’s spirit. With this post I want to … Continue reading

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Man’s Spirit

“The Spirit, The Soul, & The Body” series: (post #1) You’ve probably heard that God is a triune being. He is one God, but He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But have you heard that man is also a … Continue reading

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