Category Archives: Needs

Feeling Kind of Inadequate? Good!

My wife, Tonya, is a middle-school math teacher, which means that she is good at math. She isn’t nearly as good, however, in the areas of grammar and spelling. Being polar opposites, I am good at grammar and spelling but … Continue reading

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Looking for Something?

Late one night, drunken Sam was down on all fours under a streetlight. He was groping around on the ground, obviously looking for something. A friend drove up and said, “Sam, what are you doing over there?” With slurred speech, … Continue reading

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“Lord, I Believe; Help My Unbelief”

The story of a certain father bringing his demon-possessed son to Jesus is recorded in Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29, and Luke 9:37-42. While each of those accounts provides different details about the story, the account that typically gets used as … Continue reading

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My Father Runs the Trains

Railroad tracks snake their way through the heart of the town in which I live. I’m not talking about old, decrepit tracks that haven’t seen any action in years. These tracks are alive and vibrant with the sounds of the … Continue reading

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Giants in the Bible

Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives … Continue reading

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You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask

…you do not have because you do not ask… (James 4:2, N.K.J.V.) One of my favorite memories from raising two boys took place in a fast-food restaurant following a baseball game. My oldest son, Ryan, was a freshman in high … Continue reading

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The Sound of the Scrape

The renowned pastor Harry Ironside once told the story of a Christian widow who lived in Scotland. Her husband’s untimely death had left her with several small children to raise, and money was forevermore tight. Through it all, though, she … Continue reading

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Do You Really Trust God?

My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge. … Continue reading

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Letting Go & Letting God

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6, K.J.V.) “Don’t worry.” That advice is a lot easier given than accepted, isn’t it? The temptation … Continue reading

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Walking in the Light

1 John series: (post #3) In my previous post, I cited 1 John 1:7 as evidence of the first tell-tale sign of Christianity that John names in 1 John. That sign is Christian fellowship, the Christian having a desire to … Continue reading

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