Tag Archives: putting God first

Self-Denial

Psalm 132:1 is an interesting verse—“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial.” The text goes on to recount how David put the Lord’s concerns above his own. Self-denial is a challenging concept. We are familiar with the teaching of Jesus … Continue reading

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Your Turn to Choose

Remember those painful moments on the playground or in gym class when kids would choose sides for team sports? The captains of each team would dutifully pick who they thought were the best players until finally everyone had been chosen. … Continue reading

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Godliness and Prosperity

Now that the dust has settled from the results of the election in Kentucky this past Tuesday, maybe it is time for a little reflection on what happened. I consider myself an optimist, but I am somewhat cautious about the … Continue reading

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Proper Alignment

I play word games with some friends. This morning I played the first word of a new game. At least I tried to do so. The tiles were not properly placed on the board, so the game would not allow … Continue reading

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First Things First

I just read that Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC in sales in the United States. The Colonel has been relegated to second place in spite of the fact that Chick-fil-A has fewer restaurants than KFC. In addition to this, all Chick-fil-A … Continue reading

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Main Thing

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”—Stephen Covey. Many self-help gurus continually emphasize the need to prioritize. They remind us that we shouldn’t spend too much time on trivial matters and that we must avoid … Continue reading

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