Author Archives: jesustrek

Like New

The car I drive now wasn’t very old when I hit an animal that darted out in front of me on the highway. The impact cracked the plastic bumper on the front of the car. The damage was so slight … Continue reading

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Facing Your Problems

You know how when you look directly at one of those annoying eye floaters in your peripheral vision it will go away? That’s what I tried to do a few days ago. But when I turned to my left, the … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Retired U.S. figure skater Scott Hamilton achieved a lot in his career. Among his accomplishments, he won four consecutive U.S. Championships and four consecutive World Championships. Hamilton won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. However, life hasn’t always been … Continue reading

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Don’t See the Irony

Occasionally people on social media will try to pressure me into sharing a particular post that they are passionate about. Their position basically boils down to this: You can’t really hate cancer, or love Jesus, etc. unless you pass along … Continue reading

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Give it to Jesus

Joyce Parson tells about the time when her three-year-old grandson found a quarter in the driveway as the family was leaving for church one Sunday morning. When they returned home after worship, the little boy pulled the quarter out of … Continue reading

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Time for the Collection

G. Brian Manning writes about the time when his five-year-old son had just graduated from wearing bow ties to neck ties. He was so proud to be dressed just like his Dad. However, one Sunday morning, his son clutched his … Continue reading

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You Can’t Compartmentalize Your Faith

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy is now a professional football commentator. Dungy was criticized for his comments about this year’s Super Bowl performance by Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles. Dungy mentioned that Foles’ faith helped his performance in the … Continue reading

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Inclusive

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau corrected a woman when she asked a question during a town hall meeting last Friday. The woman, reportedly affiliated with the World Mission Society Church of God, used the word “mankind”. Apparently, this didn’t sit … Continue reading

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Ulterior Motive

Genia Obal remembers the time when her seven-year-old daughter won $2 for her memory work in Sunday school. After the morning service, the pastor’s wife congratulated her. The daughter proudly announced, “And I put it all in the morning’s offering!” … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread Together

I recently attended a worship service where the person leading the worshipers into communion time said, “Now is your personal time to be alone with God.” I strongly disagree. Many Christians have come to the conclusion that communion is just … Continue reading

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