Category Archives: Discipleship

Living Like It Is Real

Paul says, “Its time people!” Time for us to really recognize where we are and what we are about. It is time to see the battle is won, forget the filth of the earth, the hopelessness of the old ways… the potential for tomorrow is here. The new heaven and the new earth are on the brink of appearing, and we are closer than we have ever been. Continue reading

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Hope for a Broken World

As Tom and I processed the next few weeks, we were working out our timing so each of us would have holiday time with our families. He and Pam are gone to Kansas City this weekend for their Christmas there, … Continue reading

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A Favorite Time

HOME!  I’m home this week and on a Sunday. I’ve never been gone this much from my home church in my life. I’ve missed you. Not only have I missed seeing you, I’ve missed telling you the stories of Jesus. … Continue reading

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When the Pieces Come Together

Small choices are the building blocks of character formation. Being like Jesus is usually formed in little things that at the time might not seem significant. A choice to use kindness in place of trying to win, or the decision … Continue reading

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Tossing and Turning?

It is this heaven given peace that will move beyond anything that we can describe. It will begin to regulate our thoughts and emotions, helping us as we face the enemies that surround us. Temptations lose their power before one who is God centered. The forces of darkness are exposed as powerless when we walk side by side with Jesus in this world. Continue reading

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Success or Significance?

“I’ve been successful, but it is more important to be significant.”   Continue reading

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The New Song

It thrills my soul to sing the songs of praise, we mortals sing below. They sing in heav’n a new song, of Moses and the Lamb.   I love being in large venues where thousands of voices sing that song. … Continue reading

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A Chance to Encourage Being Like Jesus

It was about 11:30p when I invited two young ministers to share a meal at a local Denny’s. We sat down with a cup of coffee and menus to discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of ministry. I enjoy such occasions. … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Lesson From History

Anyone who knows me is aware I love history. I am currently listening to a biography of Robert E. Lee, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda while reading S. C Gwynne’s Rebel Yell: The … Continue reading

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Moving to Forgiveness

We are moving from a self-focused and self-absorbed life to a life of surrender, doing the hard thing for the better thing. I want to be like Jesus, it is what God called me to. I want to live a life that moves beyond the basics Continue reading

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