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The Blessing of Changing a Sermon

On Sunday, July 1st, 2009, I had in mind to preach a sermon on prayer. Specifically, I planned to preach on the so-called “Lord’s Prayer.” But as I began to ease into my studying and preparing for that sermon, the … Continue reading

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Bread & Stone

J.P. Southey said: The Lord’s answers to our prayers are infinitely perfect, and eternity will show that often when we were asking for a stone that looked like bread, He was giving us bread that looked like stone. I, for … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Rambling From a Tired Parent

It’s been a week since I last posted anything. The delay hasn’t been because I’ve run out of anything to say, but rather because I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write. Last week, of course, featured … Continue reading

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1,500 Sheep

Not too many years ago the Associated Press ran a story that came out of Gavas, a town in eastern Turkey. According to the story, one sheep from a very large flock walked to the edge of a cliff and … Continue reading

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Tonya’s Birthday

Today is my wife Tonya’s birthday, and so I’d like to devote this post to her. I thought it would be fun to describe a typical day in her life, and since my day-to-day memory only lasts for about one … Continue reading

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Learning To Really Appreciate the Moment

The following quote is attributed to “Anonymous”: First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then I was dying to finish college and start working. And then I was dying to marry and have children to … Continue reading

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Those Children of Israel

In Sunday School one morning little Joey raised his hand to ask a question that had been on his mind for some time. His conversation with the teacher went like this: Joey: “Sir, there’s something I just can’t figure out.” Teacher: “Alright, Joey, … Continue reading

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Follow Up To “Church or YBOA Basketball?”

In March of last year I wrote a post entitled “Church Or YBOA Basketball?” In that post I explained how my son Ryan’s participation in Youth Basketball of America was causing him to miss some of our Sunday morning church … Continue reading

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Royce’s Birthday

Yesterday was my youngest’s birthday. Royce was born on December 21st, 2000, which makes him nine years old now. December 21st is the winter solstice, that day that fascinated superstitious cultures enough to build entire winter festivals around it. On … Continue reading

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A Word To The Adults

This morning I had the privilege of speaking at the chapel service of our local Tri-County Christian school. I’ll admit that it wasn’t an easy assignment. You try coming up with something that will keep the attention of grades ranging from K-12. We … Continue reading

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