Category Archives: Individuality

What Would You Give Up for Jesus?

One day a certain ruler, probably a ruler in a local synagogue, came to Jesus with a question. This ruler was young (Matthew 19:20), wealthy (Matthew 19:22), and lived a moral life by striving to keep God’s commandments (Matthew 19:17-20). … Continue reading

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Your Druthers

Mark Twain featured the characters of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in multiple books. One of them is┬áTom Sawyer, Detective. As part of that book’s conversations between Huck and Tom, Huck says, “Any way you druther have it, that is … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Wee Bobby

Many years ago, in a small village church in southern Scotland, the church leaders were questioning the elderly pastor as to why the church wasn’t growing. To those leaders, a dismissal seemed in order. They said to the pastor, “No … Continue reading

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The Tale of Emanuel Nenger

Emanuel Nenger arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey from Germany sometime around 1876. He got work as a sign painter and eventually bought a farm in Westfield, New Jersey. Nenger’s true profession, however, was counterfeiter. Even though government officials didn’t yet … Continue reading

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The Mechanic

As an old story goes, in the early 1900s a husband and his wife purchased one of those newfangled Model T Fords. They took it out for a drive one day, but something happened to the engine and the car … Continue reading

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Breaking Away from Family & Upbringing

If you are a Christian who was born into a “Christian” household, let me ask you a question: If you had been been born into a household that was not “Christian,” would you have still believed in Jesus Christ at … Continue reading

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When God Tells You to Do Something

I’ve been friends with Beau Thomas for most of my life. We grew up together, attended school together, ran around together, and played a lot of ball together. When each of us became a father, we also coached our share … Continue reading

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