Tag Archives: Church

Hold Fast to What is Good

My wife and I have always had dachshunds in our home. We have raised them with our children, and some might say we raised them like our children! About 35 years ago, we lived in a house with huge oak … Continue reading

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As I Prayed

  This week, a group of friends and I went on a prayer and meditation walk in a local church garden. After a time of much prayer, I started noticing and really appreciating all of the beautiful things around me. … Continue reading

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Making Right Choices

This week, I have been praying for some friends who have some decisions to make concerning school, jobs, and things of that nature. I have prayed for the Lord to lead them and guide them and help them make the … Continue reading

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Forgiving Others and Ourselves

In our chapel class this week, our scripture focus was on Ephesians 4:29.  In that verse Paul exhorts Christians to not use unwholesome words but to only speak words that edify and encourage those who hear them.  Generally, when people … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, I hope the New Year finds you enjoying the blessings, the peace and the joy of the Lord. I was speaking to someone this week and they shared with me how although it has been a long … Continue reading

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I was visiting with someone recently and they asked me what I was going to preach on this weekend. I gave them the scripture reference and a Cliff Notes version of the sermon and they shared some of their thoughts … Continue reading

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Dirty and Dusty

  Here is a poem/song I have been working on this year. And while I don’t think I have finished it yet; I am going to share it anyway. The theme is birthed out of my sincere belief that just … Continue reading

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No Other Fount I Know

Every week I get to lead several chapel services and bible studies at the hospital where I work. Typically, we start the service off with a couple of songs. We try to provide a variety of hymns and contemporary songs … Continue reading

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Praying for Friends and Family

I have many friends who serve in the medical field and in ministry in one capacity or another.  They have all been on my heart this past week.  I know the last 18 months or so have not been easy … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Some Friends

I spent the past week preparing for a couple of memorial services.  Please pray for the families of these individuals.  In preparation for the services, I looked over some old songs and poems I had written.  Here is one that … Continue reading

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