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FAITH PUTS OIL ON YOUR TIRES

I have a new friend that has been a Christian for four months. So if you are going to laugh, don’t laugh at what he did until you hear the end of the story. (I told this story to some of my pastor friends and they laughed at first but they had to stop when they […]

YOU CHOOSE WHERE YOU LIVE NOT WHERE YOU’RE BORN

People chuckle now and again when they ask me where I’m from. I was born in a place that some have described as the Pompeii of the Midwest. I think of it as an American Nazareth and am reminded of Nathanael’s question concerning the village in which Jesus grew up, “Can anything good come out of […]

A LIFESTYLE OF SELF-DENIAL

Following the American Civil War, a congregation in Richmond, Virginia prepared to participate in a communion service. In keeping with its practice, the congregants were about to stand and walk forward to the altar to partake of the elements. Before they could stand, a black gentleman walked down the center aisle and knelt at the […]

HOW TO BE SAFE AND WHOLE WITHOUT OBEYING JESUS

There are things we’d rather not know. For example it has been said: real mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up. If we were honest we’d admit that sometimes we don’t want to know God’s will. One of the reasons we avoid Bible reading is because we know that reading the Bible […]