Author Archives: jesustrek

And Then He Died

Many years ago, there was a merchant in London named Henry Goodyear who was a religious sceptic. He was very much inclined to scoff at the Bible and its teachings. Goodyear had a niece who was a follower of Jesus … Continue reading

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Not Anxious

Heard somewhere—“I am not anxious. I am just extremely well-educated about all the things that can go catastrophically wrong.” There are indeed plenty of things that can go wrong. Sickness, accidents, family problems, difficulties at work…the list goes on and … Continue reading

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Learning from the Past

Mark Story, a sports writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, referred to 2020 as “…the year no time traveler will ever visit.” It certainly has been a year filled with negative events, headlined by the COVID-19 pandemic and all the sickness, … Continue reading

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Weeds

I have spent more time than usual tending our flower bed this year. I have fertilized, watered and weeded more than ever before. The results have been quite positive. Our flowers are very healthy—big and bright and colorful. Much to … Continue reading

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Plenty of Energy

Years ago I worked with teenagers for a week each summer at a Christian camp. I remember how much energy the kids had when they were playing games and participating in organized activities. Even in the scorching heat and high … Continue reading

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Welcome Sight

A few weeks ago I stopped at a convenience store/gas station in a large town. I am sometimes a bit apprehensive going into such places of business in large towns because they seem to be a frequent target of criminals. … Continue reading

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Lessons from History

The church at Corinth in the first century seemed to have the impression that because they had been baptized and participated in the Lord’s Supper that they could live any sinful way they desired and never face any consequences for … Continue reading

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What America Needs

We certainly live in some trying times. As you look around, it’s hard to tell if people are using sanitizer or wringing their hands over COVID-19! At this writing, the death toll from the virus is over 130,000 in the … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Best

My wife and I once spent a couple of nights at a motel that provided a complimentary breakfast. I remember that the lady who was in charge of the breakfast buffet was quite picky about the food that was served. … Continue reading

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Never Give Up!

On August 24, 1919, Cleveland Indians pitcher Ray Caldwell was pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics. His team was ahead by a score of 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Just one more out to go … Continue reading

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