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Honesty still exists today

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Maybe you missed the amazing story of Lindsey Scallan’s lost camera. I first saw it on Facebook on Palm Sunday when someone posted a Hawaii television station’s story about the hunt for the young lady who, six years earlier, had been vacationing and scuba diving in Hawaii. Read More»

Where is the wonder of Easter?

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I’ve not yet made it to the Grand Canyon, but it’s on my list of places to see before I “kick the bucket.” I understand it’s a place of awe that takes your breath away. Read More»

Are we the walking dead?

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AMC cable network claims that “The Walking Dead” is the most watched drama in basic cable TV history. Filmed in nearby Senoia, each episode features sheriff Rick Grimes and his band of survivors seeking refuge in a dreary post-apocalyptic world. Weekly they fight zombies who roam the earth, yet they also face danger from the living. These survivors have become the walking dead.

Jesus presented some hard-hitting messages to the seven churches of The Revelation. In His letter to the church at Sardis, Jesus told these believers they were dead, a church of Zombies. Read More»

Revive us again! We need it!

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Have you ever thought about why a pigeon walks so awkwardly? In a devotional reading in Our Daily Bread, Martin De Haan shared that a pigeon’s eyes cannot focus as it moves, so the bird actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between steps in order to refocus. It proceeds clumsily — head forward, stop, head back. Read More»

Valentine’s Day great chance to put love into action

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Pastor Gerald Harris was working on a sermon on love. With sermon preparation on his mind, Harris stopped by a Waffle House. As he sat there with his coffee, an elderly couple drove up in a pickup truck. They came into the restaurant and sat near him. Read More»

Are you winning over worry?

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They say baseball is America’s national pasttime. Forget baseball. I think it’s worry. We worry so much and seem to enjoy it; surely there’s some good in the practice of worry.

However, Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount prohibited worry (Matthew 6:25-34). Worry is a useless, unproductive activity that wastes time and energy, divides our focus, causes physical harm, and stunts our spiritual growth. Worry is a joy stealer.

The bottom line is, worry is a sin that demonstrates a low trust in God. If Jesus prohibits something and we do it, it’s disobedience. Read More»

For the new year,take the ‘Love Life’ check-up

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I was thinking recently about when I was falling in love with my wife. Roughly 33 years ago, we were dating and falling head over heels in love. But we were four hours apart. We wrote each other every day.

I was working on the staff of a Baptist college in South Georgia, and I couldn’t wait until lunchtime to walk over and check my mail box. Often, there was a letter there from Amy. I also dropped one in the mail. Read More»

New Year gives new opportunities for personal growth

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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Are they realistic? What are you undertaking that will enrich your life?

I heard about a woman who walked into her bathroom and found her husband weighing himself on the bathroom scales, sucking in his stomach. The woman thought to herself, “He thinks that he will weigh less by sucking in his stomach.”

So the woman rather sarcastically said, “That’s not going to help.”

The husband replied, “Sure it will. It’s the only way I can see the numbers.” Read More»

Can we remember what Christmas is really about?

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Christmas is about God’s incredible gift. There’s a baby in the headlines. Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their first child. The Royal Palace’s Dec. 3 announcement led network newscasts that evening.

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said, “We’re riding on a royal high at the moment at the end of the diamond jubilee year. People enjoyed the royal romance last year and now there’s this. It’s just a good news story . . .” Read More»

Christmas music makes season bright

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I love hearing and singing the music of the Christmas season. Topping my “favorites” are “Oh Holy Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Silent Night,” and most of the traditional carols.

On the secular side, just about anything from the Carpenters, and most pieces sung by Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis and Frank Sinatra contribute to the warmth of the Christmas season. It’s hard to beat Bing singing “White Christmas” and Nat King Cole singing about chestnuts roasting on the open fire. Read More»

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