Monthly Archives: September 2013

Love Them No Matter What

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” – Proverbs 22:1-21 When reading the Bible, genre matters. If you don’t know what biblical prophecy’s about, you might think the book of Revelation is a prediction of future … Continue reading

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Crunch That Ice Bad Boy

Monday I had an appointment at the VA Clinic in Winston to follow-up on some lab reports that were showing my kidney functions down and my liver levels high. It was a fasting appointment at 11:30. I got right in … Continue reading

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Infraction Reaction

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 Although it’s only … Continue reading

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Cutting Corners

“These are the things that cannot be measured…the study of the Torah, the giving of the first fruits of the field to the poor…” – Mishnah 1 (from the first section of the Talmud) Measurement is very important. Consider dosage.  Get … Continue reading

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Standing on The Corner

(God said) “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18b Oklahoma City’s eight-year-old Malachi Peterson is in trouble for many different reasons.  … Continue reading

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“O Lord God to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!  Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render punishment to the proud.  Lord, how long will the wicked triumph?” – Psalm 94:1-3 (NKJV) People of faith are quite varied in our responses … Continue reading

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Can I Have a Do Over?

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 … Continue reading

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We Were Methodists

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 A seminary friend of mine, serving in another denomination, … Continue reading

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Would You Look At That!

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but … Continue reading

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Welcome The Stranger

“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” – Matthew 10:40 A colleague tells the story of how years ago, out of great trust or great foolishness, I hopped a plane to Mexico on … Continue reading

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