“shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the world of life…”

Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the …

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Happiness 101

The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,     “therefore I will hope in him.”  The Lord is good to those who wait for him,     to the soul that seeks him.  It is good that one should wait quietly     for the salvation of the Lord. - Lamentations 3:24-26 One of the great challenges of a daily …

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soapbox words on men and church

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect …

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men and friendship

As soon as David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan’s life became bound up with David’s life, and Jonathan loved David as much as himself. - Samuel 18:1 THE HEADER: As you can see I've been playing with the "header image" for this blog. I tried several versions, including just me, me and Rebekah, the entire …

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my “15-minutes” (actually it was more like an hour)

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. - 1 Peter 3:15 Well that was fun! Yesterday evening I "guested" on The Catalyst, a "BBM Global Network" satellite/Internet radio show that airs Wednesday evenings …

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it’s all about relationships #comeandsee

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of …

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for fathers NOT in heaven (“harassed” is our name)

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day …

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Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see …

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why the church needs men, and why men need each other

Yesterday I met my good friend Ray for golf and conversation just over the border into Virginia. It was one of those "good value for the money" outings. Not only were the green fees fairly low, but we both hit the ball a lot of times. The result was a low "cost per shot" ratio. We …

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