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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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Staying on Track

There are few things faster and more powerful than a locomotive. Trains can haul thousands of tons of freight long distances, traveling at great speeds. However, a train is only effective as long as it stays on the track. If … Continue reading

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Pleasant Places

Someone at church recently asked me for some information about church camp. I said, “I think I have that in my office.” My office, I thought as I went to retrieve the requested document. My office! Sometimes I still find … Continue reading

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Three Stages of Ministry

It has been said that there are three stages of ministry for a preacher in a local church, and a verse of Scripture that goes along with each stage. First comes the honeymoon phase. The preacher is new and exciting. … Continue reading

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How Do You Define Success?

Mother Teresa It is reported that Mother Teresa once attended a gathering with kings and presidents and statesmen from all over the world. They were there with their fancy clothing and expensive jewelry. Mother Teresa looked out of place, with … Continue reading

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The Winter of Our Content

My wife and I moved a year ago this month. I don’t advise anyone to move in January in Indiana, but that’s what we did. Considering our circumstances at the time, you might think we would have had a winter … Continue reading

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Back Home Again

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “All things point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” It’s October, … Continue reading

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