Author Archives: jesustrek

Morality Matters

Years ago my wife and I were driving in Lexington, Kentucky, listening to a local radio station. The announcer was talking about an upcoming ball game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Florida Gators. At this point Karen exclaimed, “What … Continue reading

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Truth Decay

When I lost my baby teeth I noticed that some of them had multiple cavities. I had heard over and over from my parents and teachers how important it was to take care of my teeth. I had never disagreed … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus

Many people are familiar with the story of the biblical character Zacchaeus, perhaps more so from the children’s song than from the account in Luke 19. Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector, wanted to see Jesus, but because he was a … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict

In his book, “Making Things Happen”, Bob Russell relates the following story about how he and his wife handled a disagreement: “When my wife and I were first married, she wanted to put up the Christmas tree two weeks before … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Poor

I recently attended a youth sporting event. Once I got there I realized that I had left my billfold at home. Having no money and no credit card left me feeling humbled. I could not purchase a bottle of water … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop Talking!

Dennis the Menace had this to say about Margaret, his chatty little friend—“Margaret always has something that she can’t stop talking about.” I suppose that we all have a friend who likes to talk a lot. Perhaps others could say … Continue reading

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Time to Be Quiet

A young mother was trying to impress upon her small children the need for silence at certain times. She taught them over and over, “There are three times when you need to be especially quiet: at church, in the library … Continue reading

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Gifted to Serve

A talking horse showed up at a major league baseball park and asked the manager if he could try out for the team. This team was struggling to win games, and the manager was in danger of being fired, so … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Still Relevant

Some people have the idea that the teachings of Jesus are out of date. Oh, he may have had some good thoughts back in his day, they suppose, but times are much different now. Surely we can’t expect to adhere … Continue reading

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Day of Encouragement

I wasn’t aware of it until after the fact, but September 12 was “National Day of Encouragement”. If there is anything we need in 2020, it is certainly encouragement! There is no need to go over once again that long … Continue reading

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