Category Archives: Personal

What I Didn’t Know 25 Years Ago

I was 27 years old when I accepted what is commonly referred to as “the call to preach.” 25 years have passed now. And what have I learned in those 25 years? I’ve learned what I didn’t know. What I … Continue reading

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Is It Time For You to Make a Change?

People often fall into one of two camps in regards to making changes. One camp holds that change is never good, and the other camp holds that it is always good. The truth, however, is that sometimes change is of God and sometimes it … 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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Going Backward in Life

“But this I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet … Continue reading

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It’s Just Grass

Howard Buchanan went to be with the Lord a few years ago. Tonya and I knew him as our neighbor for approximately ten years. Howard was a Baptist preacher and a very good man. He was also laid back and … 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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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Matthew 5:9 (Gun Control, part 1)

Gun control. It’s a headline that is taken straight from the current news. And there are Christians on both side of the debate. So Malcolm and I decided to devote two podcasts to the topic. This week’s is more or … Continue reading

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