Category Archives: Story of God

Retired, Almost

Today is my final specific preaching assignment. Today I speak for the Eastwood church in Hutchinson. I’ve been the therapist that they have provided for the church and community for the past 28 years. I’ve seen hundreds of people there … Continue reading

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My Dumb Ol’ Brother, Fred

Before you think it disrespectful, Fred thought it was hilarious. For those of you who have heard me preach over the years, you’ve likely heard “My Dumb Ol’ Brother Fred” stories. Yesterday was the anniversary of his birth. The youngest … Continue reading

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Who Are These Guys?

Forgive my lack of posting on Sunday. It was a travel day for us, returning to Kansas from Missouri after travelling to see family. Twenty members of the Feril family got together for our biennial reunion. My brothers and I … Continue reading

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Developing A Spiritual Walk

Spirituality is an intentional act. The first step is to avoid hurry. Rushing through life leaves no room for introspection, processing the events that surround us, looking for the hand of God around us. To begin a spiritual walk, one … Continue reading

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What Is the Message?

What is the Gospel? That was a question that I was asked this week. I thought about it for a time, then I knew my answer. For a long time, if asked that question, I might have responded with a … Continue reading

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How You Read….

How we read material has a great impact on our understanding and application of it. I read history, philosophy and theology mainly. From time to time I may include other genres but not often. I’ve noticed over time that when … Continue reading

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Nothing or Everything

Janet and I are like many working couples. We say our goodbyes before 7a and greet each other again around 11-12 hours later. It is pretty typical to ask how the day went, any intriguing happenings or things that went … Continue reading

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Self Control

I work with kids for multiple reasons. Many of those I work with are on the lower end of social skills. They tend to overreact to what happens to them. Many of them have been victims of being bullied, often … Continue reading

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Transitions of Power

I must decrease that he might increase. That was the way John the Baptist described his vision of his task. After a successful time of ministry, where entire communities and regions came out to hear his proclaiming the coming Christ … Continue reading

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Fair is Fair, Or Is It?

God spends lots of time in Scripture, pressing the idea that those who are different should have the same access to fair treatment as those who look like us. Continue reading

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