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No Fishing Allowed!

No Fishing Allowed!

  Have you ever really looked at a Cross? That great, central symbol of Christianity actually contains all the truth anyone could ever hope for. It contains the truth that there is a God and that He is not just some abstraction but a personal, caring, Creator and Father. It contains the truth that He

Loving Others at Their Worst

Loving Others at Their Worst

When Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson crudely mocked Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw because of his eye patch and flippantly remarked, “I know he lost his eye in the war or whatever,” no one expected the former Navy SEAL and decorated war hero to respond to the insults in the way that he did. The mockery

worship vs worry

Worry vs Worship

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends  all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6 Have you ever experienced such intense grief that you didn’t think you were

I am with you always

Prayer Is a Peace-Giving Gift

  Many decades ago, one of my college friends gave me a small picture that has meant a great deal to me. There is nothing remarkable about it from an artistic standpoint, but it has given me great comfort during some important times nonetheless. In fact, not long ago, I asked the Lord for direction

Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV

Jesus Revealed in Us

Those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. — 1 Peter 4:19 If our kids always behave and our boss is always pleased and our home is always orderly and our bodies always feel good and we are patient and kind and thoughtful and

Your Best Friend

  For Adults I am your best Friend, as well as your King. Walk hand in hand with Me through your life. Together we will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments. Nothing is wasted when it is shared with Me.  I can bring beauty out of the ashes of lost dreams. I

You are God's beloved

The Beauty of Baptism

Baptism is a deeply mysterious and beautiful act in which we step into our future and declare we are identifying with Jesus in His death and resurrection. It’s stepping into what God says is true about us. Jesus’ own baptism invoked deeply held stories of the exodus — the Israelites leaving Egypt, trusting God, and

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The Cost of Discipleship

Every Christian is a disciple. In fact, the Lord’s Great Commission was to go into all the world and  make disciples… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. — Matthew 28:19-20 That means the mission of the Church, and the goal of evangelism, is to make disciples. Disciples are people who believe, those

Billy Graham

Remembering Billy Graham

Billy Graham 1918–2018 I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God’s love for them in Christ. ~ Billy Graham It was September 14, 2001 — three days after the September 11 attacks robbed nearly three thousand people of their lives. A service of

Psalm 27:1

Shield of Strength

Captain Russell Rippetoe was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. Previously, while serving in Afghanistan, Rippetoe saw men die, which brought a renewal to his Christian faith and a new passion for the Bible. On the chain around his neck, he wore a “Shield of Strength,” a one-by-two-inch emblem displaying a U.S. flag

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