To Be Successful, Obey All the Law (Joshua 1:7)

God is a straight-down-the-middle kind of God.  He gives the Truth and He expects obedience to it…straight down the middle.  Take the narrow way, centered on Christ.  With the Law, obey it all.  Don’t flavor it right or left.  Don’t massage it to make it more hawkish or pacifist.  Don’t make it more capitalist or […]

October 14, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Be On Your Guard (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Be on your guard;  stand firm in the faith;  be men of courage;  be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13) If there ever was a time to be on one’s guard, to stand firm in the faith, and to be men and women of courage who remain strong, it’d be the age in which we’re currently living. […]

October 8, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Today, a Day for Thanksgiving

Psalm 100:1 A psalm. For giving thanks. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 […]

October 6, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Grace Enough for Thorns (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Do you know grace enough for thorns?  I know thorns.  They’re easy to find.  The pain shows you the way to where they irritate and poke your flesh.  Leave a thorn there long enough and the entry point will become inflamed, infected, and become a chronic reminder that the thorn is there, until you remove […]

October 2, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Strong and Courageous (Deuteronomy 31:6)

How can we possibly be strong and courageous?  Haven’t you looked at what’s going on in today’s world: resist, oppose, mean-spirited, lying, accusation, assault, evil’s rise, and its impending darkness?  Yes, I am seeing the same world that you are, but I know what God has told me…and what God tells me is the truth. […]

September 30, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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To Know This Love Absolutely (Ephesians 3:14-21)

The Apostle Paul—man, that guy knew how to pray.  I like the Apostle Paul.  He was a word guy who wrote long sentences, deep in meaning, precise in exposition, and with his passion evident in every word.  His ministry was launched with Jesus’ saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” (Acts 9:4) and the […]

September 29, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Do Not Fear, I AM With You (Isaiah 41:10)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) . Absolutely no fear.  Absolutely with His people.  Absolutely no dismay.  Absolutely no other God.  There is no qualification […]

September 27, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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How to Pray for Judge Kavanaugh

I’ve been asked “How do you pray for what’s going on with the Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?”  My reply, “Early and often” maybe isn’t what people actually want to know.  What they’re really asking is how you even begin to pray for such a situation.  Scripture, my friends, Scripture. Brett Kavanaugh […]

September 24, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:3-14)

Why is it so hard oftentimes to move forward…to feel like we’re making progress?”  Well, that’s something I ask myself frequently.  One day when I was reading this passage, a thought occurred to me.  Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in […]

September 22, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Meet Mary Ethel Eckard, Making of a Dragonfly

Today I’d like to introduce another friend—also an author—whose friendship has been formative in my Christian walk.  Her name is Mary Ethel Eckard of Dragonfly Ministries.  Her new book, “The Making of a Dragonfly: Following Christ Through the Winds of Change” was recently nominated for the Henri award in the motivational category of the 2018 […]

September 19, 2018 in Chapel Worship/News, Inspiration by

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