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Step into the Darkness

Step into the Darkness

Good vs. Evil, light vs. darkness, angel vs. devil.  The contrast is always being thrown before us.  We now have more superhero movies and TV shows in a year than one could possibly imagine is possible.  Everyone recognizes there is a battle between light and...

Failure and Love

Failure and Love

This week, I’m continuing my series on overcoming fear for the new year.  Fear will often appear to be bold, maybe even brash or pushy.  But, the underlying motivation can be fear.  One of the biggest fears I had to overcome in my life was my fear of failing because...

Connecting Fear to Love

Connecting Fear to Love

I have had to overcome a lot of fear in my life more than I can possibly discuss in this short blog.  I remember when I was eleven, I was afraid of scary rides that went upside down.  You know like roller coasters and stuff.  My best friends were twins and we went to...

Bringing in the New

Bringing in the New

Each new year brings the excitement of new things hoped for and the remembrance of things not yet accomplished.  I have great expectations, but I know as I come to the end of each year I recognize that I didn’t complete them all.  Sometimes it has nothing to do with...

What Does He See

What Does He See

As we celebrate Christmas, I’m sure it comes as no surprise to any of you to state a few well-known facts.  First, Jesus was not born in December.  Christmas which really is short for Christ Mass was started by the Catholic church when they were trying to find a way...

Good is God

Good is God

Today I want to talk about something that is so common to us that we don’t realize how uniquely special it is.  Hopefully it will bring perspective during the Christmas season and will aid you as you share your faith with those who may not believe and especially those...

I Bring You Mega Joy!

I Bring You Mega Joy!

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” Luke 2:10 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14 As we celebrate the Christmas season we should also celebrate the spirit in...

Your Best Days Defined

Your Best Days Defined

“The Lord lives!  Blessed be my Rock!  Let the God of my salvation be exalted.  It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies.  You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent...

Getting Exactly What We Need

Getting Exactly What We Need

“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge” I Cor. 1:5a You Have Everything You Need to Succeed Thankfulness comes in recognizing all...

Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving!

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Ps. 100:4 Invitations Provide Opportunity Once while in Kenya I was invited to speak to a group of pastors.  This was a particularly busy trip for I was...

Thankfulness as A Weapon

Thankfulness as A Weapon

“…and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away.” Neh. 12:40b As the foundations were laid and the walls built in Jerusalem the people gave thanks.  Those that lived through the exile wept, and the others that saw this new day sang joyously as this...

I Will Not Be Quiet

I Will Not Be Quiet

The next couple of months I am going to dedicate this post to teachings on thanksgiving.  As you know one year ago the Lord spoke to my wife and challenged her to live every day with a thankful heart.  He had also spoken to me directly about a season of thanksgiving...

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