Category Archives: Seeking Advice

Following Your Own Counsel

If you ask me to name the #1 problem that Christians exhibit in their daily conduct, my answer might surprise you. It wouldn’t be “sin,” even though we certainly do sin far too much. Neither would it be “a lack … Continue reading

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What Does a Sequoia Tree Have to Do With a Christian?

Lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been ending a fair number of conversations with fellow Christians with some words to the effect, “So you pray for me, and I’ll pray for you.” As you might guess, these words have come at … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled By Those South Winds

  The main point of today’s post takes a little bit of time to set up, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I lay all the groundwork. That groundwork involves a brief overview of Acts chapter 27. In … Continue reading

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Walking In Truth

In 3 John verse 3, the apostle John says of his spiritual children: I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. A man was on trial for murder. All the circumstantial evidence strongly indicated … Continue reading

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A Great Lesson For Your Kids

Toward the end of General Robert E. Lee’s historic life, he attended the christening of a friend’s son. The mother asked the aged leader to offer some words that would help guide the child into true manhood. But Lee’s answer … Continue reading

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Bear Hunting

A big man and a little man were sitting on a mountain porch talking. The little man leaned over, felt the big man’s biceps, and said, “If I was as big as you are and had muscles like that, I’d … Continue reading

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Sin’s Progression

In my last post, I outlined Psalm 1:1-3 under the title “Blessedness.” Now I’d like to narrow the microscope down onto one particular aspect of that passage and offer a word about sin’s progression. Hardened sinners don’t get that way overnight. Psalm 1:1 describes a systematic progression. … Continue reading

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