Category Archives: Personal

Seeing God

One day a little boy asked his older sister, “Can anybody really see God?” Slightly annoyed by what she felt was a silly question, the sister answered, “Of course not. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion

Four years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, I wrote a post entitled The Christian & Government. As part of that post, I listed ten Bible passages — five from the Old … Continue reading

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“Amen, and a Woman”

Normally, I avoid writing about the sordid world of politics. If I write anything about a “political” issue, it is only to point out what the Bible teaches about that issue. Those who know me best know that I don’t … Continue reading

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Year-End Report (2020)

The year 2020 will historically be known as the year Covid-19 altered life on planet Earth. Schools have been forced to either go all online or at the very least offer a mix of in-class and online learning. Many businesses … Continue reading

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When the Timing Isn’t Right

Tonya and I lived in a rental apartment and then a rental house for pretty much the first two years of our marriage. Then we started looking around for a house to buy. One house in particular looked good and … Continue reading

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Benevolence Giving

The average person has absolutely no idea how much benevolent giving the churches of America do. The reason for this lack of knowledge is the fact that much of the giving is done quietly without any fanfare. All this giving … Continue reading

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When Corruption Puts on Incorruption

Tom Wallace, the well known Independent Baptist pastor/evangelist, is now 90 years old. Five years ago, when he was a mere 85, he published Morning Devotions. For the September 25th devotion, he wrote a little piece entitled “This Stuff Has … Continue reading

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Does Doing God’s Will Sometimes Make Situations Harder?

(“Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #7) God got Moses to return to Egypt and lead the Israelites out of their Egyptian bondage, but getting Moses to step into that role took some doing. First, God had to answer all … Continue reading

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Have You Forgiven God?

That title is not a misprint. I’m guessing that you’ve heard a lot of preaching about God forgiving you. For that matter, you’ve probably also heard a lot about you forgiving others. But when was the last time you heard … Continue reading

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How to Jump Start Spiritual Life

I have an aunt named Betty Jean who was married to a man named Bill. Bill passed away several years ago, but I’ll always be indebted to him for doing me a great favor one day. For some reason that … Continue reading

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