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The Servant’s Failure

Dr. Joe Ellis wrote the following short essay about the lazy servant of Matthew 25: “He was not a scoundrel or a thief. He didn’t steal the money. He didn’t misappropriate it. He didn’t waste it. He didn’t risk it. … Continue reading

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The Holiness T-Shirt

Recently I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of Walmart when I noticed a lady wearing a bright yellow T-shirt with a red stop sign on the front. The shirt said, “Please stay back 6 feet”, a … Continue reading

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Ready to Serve

At the age of 19, Kenneth Smith was a proud member of the Army Air Forces. He became a B-24 pilot and served in WWII. Smith was shot down and held captive for five-and-a-half months at a prisoner of war … Continue reading

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Finding Food

My wife and I have a couple of bird feeders outside our living room window. It took a while for the birds to figure out that this source of food was available, but once they did, they entertained us with … Continue reading

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We’re Ready!

Many communities have signs along the road advertising that they are a “Storm Ready County” or a “Work Ready Community”. Sometimes both of these signs are displayed at the same location. I suppose that they want to convey the message that … Continue reading

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Traveling Man

There was a man who had lived in the Midwest all of his life. He lived in the same small town, in the same neighborhood, on the same street, in the same house. He was satisfied with small town living. … Continue reading

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Led By Moses

Charles Barkley had a celebrated college basketball career playing for Auburn. However, in his rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley was frustrated because he wasn’t getting much playing time. He turned to teammate Moses Malone, a veteran all-star, for … Continue reading

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A Time to Live and a Time to Die

The following story was told by best-selling novelist John Grisham: “One of my best friends in college died when he was 25, just a few years after we had finished Mississippi State University. I was in law school, and he … Continue reading

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Well Done!

There is an old saying, “When all is said and done, more will have been said than done.” It is true that there seems to be a whole lot more talking than there is action. Someone recently came up with … Continue reading

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What You Can Do

The great basketball coach John Wooden, who was also an outspoken Christian, once said, “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.” Many people might be focused on what they can’t do during this time when … Continue reading

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