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God’s Viewpoint

I hope you have just experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have so much for which to be thankful. Our family certainly has a lot for which to be grateful. But life, circumstances, and people can give us pause and lead us toward a path of discouragement, grief,...

God’s Will

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes....

God is Still Working

From time to time I read some of my previous letters. It reminds me of what God has done in the past, helps me realize what God was showing me at that time, and propels me to trust Him more fully in the future. God led me to this letter from 2013. I trust it will...

Staying Steadfast

Do we want to Finish Well? Are our eyes set on the prize of the High calling of our Savior? Do we want to accomplish His purposes for us? Are we seeking the things above at this moment? Paul says: …but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have...

Insights From Joshua

It has been a joy for me to go back and read some of my journals. I have found they are as relevant today as when I wrote them. Today I am going to give some insights from Joshua that I recorded in 1989.  The Lord leads and the Lord exalts. In Joshua 3:4, it says,”...

Praises from the Past

One of the goals I’ve been pursuing during this uncertain time is spending more concentrated time with the Father. I don’t want to look back on this time and regret that I haven’t maximized it. I am fully convinced that God has a plan, greater than I can perceive, for...

Promises and Perspective

I want to continue with the theme from my last blog. I will highlight Scriptures that give perspective, hope, joy and peace. These are the times that our light can shine brightest, that our witness can be sharper, that the victory can be sweeter. We do it all for...

April 21, 2020

"Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, ' He yearns jealously over the spirit that He has made to dwell in us'? But He gives more grace." James 4:5,6a   Pray for each Director August, Bob, Jay, Nathan, Phil and Rob  Pray that each...

Watch Out

Are you familiar with King Asa of Judah?  He was a good king who did what was good and right in the sight of the Lord. Early in his reign he encountered a formidable enemy; but he relied on the Lord; and God gave him an incredible victory against unbelievable odds....

Contented Gratefulness

As I reflect on the last 40 days, even the last 10 days, my soul must praise the Lord. I must extol the God of my salvation. Let these verses still, warm and fill your heart. Psalm 92:1-2 “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most...

Did you hear that?

Have you ever been walking in the woods with a friend and you hear a strange noise? You stop, become quiet and ask your friend, “Listen, did you hear that”? Or perhaps, you are around a young child, either yours, a grandchild, or a relative and they say a new word....

What We Do Matters!

Matthew 25:21  His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave; You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ Have you heard of “the butterfly effect”?  The Butterfly Effect is a book by...

The Demise of Sears

In the June 2019 Fortune magazine, I found an incredibly interesting article on Sears. In 1969, 2/3 of Americans shopped at Sears in any given quarter, and its sales were 1% of the entire US economy. Certainly, that is not the case today. The authors compared Sears’...

Forgiveness

Dear Friends, Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.             I like to think of myself as a moral person, as a good Christian.  But do I really know myself as God knows me. He knows my evil thoughts, my...

Various Trials

“For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake …“ Philippians 1:29 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces...

Characteristics of a Leader

I recently read an article in the Birmingham Business Journal written by Billy Arcement entitled, “What Great Leaders have in Common”. It succinctly illustrates many of the principles contained in exceptional business books like Jim Collins Good to Great, and Patrick...

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