Tag Archives: Service

Doing the Dirty Work

Don McCullough writes in Waking from the American Dream: “During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal. Winston Churchill called together labor leaders to enlist their support. At the end of his presentation he asked them … Continue reading

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Incremental Sacrifice

Fred Craddock once spoke to a group of ministers about an observation he had made about the subject of sacrifice. Here is what he said: “To give my life for Christ appears glorious. To pour myself out for others…to pay … Continue reading

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Youthful Contributor

I arrived late at a local high school softball game a few days ago. I got there just in time to see a young lady on the visiting team hit one out of the ball park. Then I noticed that … Continue reading

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Mission in Mind

When Jesus was transfigured on a high mountain, Peter wanted to put up shelters for Jesus, Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1-4).  Some think that Peter wanted to prolong the experience. However, the reality was that Jesus and his disciples had … Continue reading

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Faithful Observance

My great-great grandmother prepared communion for her little country church for at least 47 years. When she could no longer perform this duty, my grandmother took over for her, and she carried on this family tradition for another 40 years. … 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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Left the Building

When Elvis Presley was still performing, his fans often lingered long after the concert was over. They were hoping for another encore; perhaps another glimpse of the one they affectionately called “The King”. In order to clear the building, it … Continue reading

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