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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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Thoroughly Equipped

A friend of mind just finished reading through the entire Bible for the first time. As I congratulated him for his achievement, I told him that he had done something that many Christians never accomplish in their lifetime. It is … Continue reading

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What We Stand For

A few days ago I drove by a small church that had a sign in their front parking lot. The sign was so interesting that I drove by a second time to make sure I didn’t miss any of what … Continue reading

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Missing Out

It seems unusual to have an NBA season go on without Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Curry led his team to three championships in five years. He won back-to-back MVP awards. Yet Curry is not playing in the restart … Continue reading

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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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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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