The Highest Qualifications

I have observed something about human nature. The higher one goes up the ladder, whether it be education or business, these are the most willing to serve. More often than not, it is the person who is tidying up the place, or arranging the furniture that is the highest ranking officer. For the more you…

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He Is Our All and All!

As an educator I have run across all ability levels at one time or another. As a Christian I have run across these same kinds of ability levels, but see a much different return. One of the wisest men I knew was a man who have never completed the ninth grade. He had more than…

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Learning…

It has taken me roughly most of my life to really understand the importance of shutting everything down and just resting. It is probably because I didn’t fully understand the words of our Lord: Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will…

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In Case There Has Been No Good News…

On this bright and glorious Monday morning, in case you have had no good news today, I would like to share some with you: Like a devoted gardener, I will pour sweet water on parched land, streams on hard-packed ground; I will pour My spirit on your children and grandchildren— and let My blessing flow to your descendants.…

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In Need of a Refreshing…

This week we have taken a week off to enjoy a conference. It has certainly been a time of refreshing and I can say as the Psalmist said: Now, Lord, do it again! Restore us to our former glory! May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again. Psalm…

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This is Good News for the Gray Haired!

Sometimes you come across a scripture that is just like the Father is pointing something out to you that you need to know. This is the way I felt when I came across this scripture: Even to your old age I am He, And even to your advanced old age I will carry you! I have made you, and I…

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This is My Prayer Today!

I am feeling blessed these September days. I live in the Midwest and I know full well that winter is coming, but how thankful I am for these wonderfully refreshing days we have had. The blue skies, the balmy weather, the calm that seems to have settled – we don’t take these things for granted.…

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Please Follow This…

There are some things that Jesus said that no matter what denomination or what doctrine you hold fast to, it should be followed. One of them is in Luke 18:1: Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart,…

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So Will I…

Have you ever really listened to the contemporary worship song put out by Hillsong entitled, “So Will I”? Even the first stanza takes me to a place where I have to worship: So Will I (100 Billion X)Song by Hillsong Worship God of creationThere at the startBefore the beginning of time With no point of…

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Abraham on My Mind!

The heroes of faith speak to us at different times in our lives, most notably when we are going through something that may be similar to what they experienced. One of the challenges I’m facing has me thinking a lot about Abraham: We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but…

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