Competence Matters, but Character Matters More

The mainstream media became enamored with Bill Clinton in 1992 and sought to convince the American people that “character doesn’t matter.”Let me share just a few of the hundreds of statements, in print and in the media, that exist on the record. You’ll quickly recognize this effort by the press to undermine the moral values […]

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Think on These Things

Jesus is the reason for every season of my life. There is no distinguishable difference in the days that I need Him. I daily desire to be aware of all the gifts that come from God. There is no more or less thought about Jesus in November. And there is no more or less thought […]

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ISO: The Powerful with Noble Character

Powerful: having a lot of power to control people and events; having a lot of strength or force; having a very great effect; potent; having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc; having great power, authority, or influence; mighty. When the powerful – the ones in control – don’t speak up for those […]

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A Pondering Heart

“… and all who heard it were astonished at what the shepherds said. But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean. When He was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed […]

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Better With a Hallelujah!

As I was driving in town and listening to the radio this morning, I contemplated how I usually find myself somewhere between the lyrics expressed in the songs. Here’s what I mean: As I listened to Amy Grant sing these words, I admit to feeling what I always feel when I listen to this song. […]

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Photo Op: Why I Take the Pictures

When I was a teen, the easiest way to take pics and keep photos was a Kodak pocket instamatic that used 110 film. I wasn’t a photographer by any means, and I definitely never had a good camera. Most of the time I picked up some disposable camera somewhere so I could at least have […]

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Hallelujah: The LORD is Near

“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name Him Emmanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 “Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: The virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Emmanuel, which is translated ‘God […]

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Life Hack: Christ in Me

Life hack: Any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; a tip or strategy for managing life’s tasks Anyone with the ability to access the internet will discover that a Google search of the words “life hack” yields a plethora of results. (I guess you could […]

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The Wonder of it All

This week I’ve been thinking about the “wondrous mystery” of the Gospel! As much as I appreciate the kind of answers I can fully comprehend and explain, there is great significance in resting in the wonder itself. The gospel singer George Beverly Shea put it this way: “The wonder of wonders that thrills my soul […]

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Desire Joy? Pursue Wisdom!

“Knowledge is what is gathered over time through study of the Scriptures. Wisdom acts properly upon that knowledge. Wisdom and understanding are the fitting application of knowledge. Knowledge sees the light has turned red; wisdom and understanding apply the brakes. Knowledge sees the quicksand; wisdom and understanding walk around it.  Knowledge memorizes the Ten Commandments; […]

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