Category Archives: Church

Delayed Arrival

On Thursday, April 28, a flight from the San Diego International Airport to Everett, Washington was delayed for an unusual reason. The pilot noticed a pelican sitting right in the middle of the runway. He thought that the bird was … Continue reading

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What’s Your Purpose?

An executive hirer, a “head-hunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told Josh McDowell, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him … Continue reading

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Speaking Frankly

The apostle Paul had a special place in his heart for the church at Corinth. 2 Corinthians 7:4 helps us to see the kind of relationship he had with that congregation—“I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take … Continue reading

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Love Is the Key

Galatians 5:22-23a gives a list of the fruit of the Spirit. The qualities listed there are the evidence of a Christian life. It is no coincidence that love is at the top of the list. Some believe that the other … Continue reading

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Jerks Need Not Apply

Warren Buffet had this to say about his hiring practices—“We employ decent and talented people—no jerks.” Buffet’s principle for seeking employees could be applied to how we look for workers in the kingdom of God. Paul said something similar to … Continue reading

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The Dinner Bell

For many years my grandmother, Alice Cox, lived with her uncle, Forrest Queen, in his farm house in rural Kentucky. Mama Cox taught school and took care of the household chores for her bachelor uncle. Uncle Forrest not only farmed, … Continue reading

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High Standards

“Preachers who love their congregations will hold them to high standards. They will refuse to lessen the high calling of discipleship. They will honor the gravity of Biblical truth with applications of equal gravity…Grace calls us to a higher standard … Continue reading

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Assessing Your Talent

When I attended the University of Kentucky in the mid-1980s, the men’s basketball program had an interesting tradition. Every year they would schedule an open tryout for any students who wanted to try to earn a spot on the team’s … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

Cruise ships often stop at different ports along the way and allow their passengers to disembark for shopping or sight-seeing. Passengers who leave the ship are told the exact time they must be back on board before the ship sets … Continue reading

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Middle Age

Check out some of these quotes on middle age: Forget about jets, race cars and speed boats. Nothing goes as fast as middle age.—Anonymous Middle age is that time of life when a man will let his wife go anywhere, … Continue reading

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