Category Archives: Worry

Fear Not

I’ve read that there are over 500 Bible passages that mention the issue of fear. I’ve also read that the specific phrases “Fear not” or “Be not afraid” are used 103 times in the King James translation. Obviously, God is … 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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Fear in the Life of the Christian

The August 14, 1989, edition of┬áTime┬ámagazine reported the bizarre story of a man from East Detroit who, for all intents and purposes, had died of fear. This man had gone on a number of fur-trapping expeditions over the course of … Continue reading

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Making Music Out of All the Noise

Famed American composer/pianist George Gershwin was standing on a crowded beach talking to a friend. The waves were crashing into the shoreline. Other people were engaged in conversations. A nearby merry-go-round was operating in full volume. Venders were trying to … Continue reading

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The Problem With Trying to Please Everybody

Aesop’s Fables is an ancient collection of fables, each one teaching a life lesson. One of the fables involves a father, his son, and their donkey. And the lesson it teaches is a timeless one that we’d do well to … 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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Contentment

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6, N.K.J.V.) How content are you right now? You might as well tell the truth. After all, God knows the correct answer, anyway. Are you content with your spouse? Are you … Continue reading

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