Monthly Archives: July 2006

From High to Low, Really Low…

Earlier, I went from high to low in the matter of just a few minutes. The high was actually left over from yesterday’s events. They were tremendous! We had a splendid day at my home church. We had a positive … Continue reading

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Hard at Work in New Orleans

Here are a couple of pictures of one of the sites in New Orleans, where my son Benjamin is working this week: —— —— —— Our prayers continue to be with all whose lives remain disrupted by the devastation of … Continue reading

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Beach Bound…

You probably won’t be hearing much from me for the next few days. The Lord willing, I’ll be heading for Bethany Beach (pictured below) with part of my family for some much needed rest and relaxation. Please keep my son, … Continue reading

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What’s This World Coming To?

Long ago, the “Weeping Prophet” wrote: “LORD, I know that people’s lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23) Contrary to prevalent humanistic philosophy, when humanity chooses to chart its own course … Continue reading

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Is Christ Living In You?

There is an old story about a missionary who was talking with an American Indian about his spiritual life. When the missionary asked him about his struggle with temptation and godly living, this person said that it felt like there … Continue reading

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Need a Fresh Start?

Have you ever felt you needed a fresh start in your spiritual journey? Have you ever sensed something was lacking in your spiritual life? Have you ever taken stock of your defenses against the onslaught of enemy attacks and found … Continue reading

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When “Want To” is not Enough

My blogging buddy Greg will be glad to know this is the last post in this category, at least for a while. I’m hoping to prompt some feedback on some practical steps we can and should take in order to … Continue reading

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When Spiritual Renewal Brings Thunder and Lightning

During this time of the year, we experience an increase in severe weather, even violent thunderstorms. These are the result of the unstable atmospheric conditions created by the clash between cold, dry air masses moving in from the north with … Continue reading

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Spiritual Renewal from the Inside Out

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Experiencing Spiritual Renewal – Where to Start

Being a Christian is not always easy. There are many unique challenges faced by those who choose to follow Jesus. One thing is certain: We’ve not been called to take the course of least resistance. Since American culture has become … Continue reading

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Why (Some) Things Never Change

He was somewhere north of seventy years old; I was not yet thirty. I don’t know why he decided to be my friend, but he did. He was a retired spiritual shepherd. I was a young preacher who had been … Continue reading

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How Are You Listening?

How many Bible classes have you attended? How many sermons have you heard? Are you gaining anything from them? Are you growing, as Peter exhorts in 2 Peter 3:18, in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus … Continue reading

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Giving Living

She watches as the collection baskets are passed. A nervous sort of queasy feeling wells up inside. She’s a teenager with no money in her purse. But, she has a heart full of love for the Lord. She wants to … Continue reading

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When Disaster Strikes

When disaster strikes… Questions of every sort are asked. Emotions of every sort are expressed. Explanations are almost as plentiful as the amateur philosophers who are attempting to make sense of things. The “why” questions are the most troubling… People … Continue reading

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An Apostolic Exhortation

1-3 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of … Continue reading

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A Cat on the Prowl

It seems like it was just yesterday. But, it was in the spring of 1991 that I made an exciting discovery. I was reminded of this discovery while reading Kathy’s blog entry at Beauangel’s World. I think the first entry … Continue reading

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Body Building

For years a physical fitness craze has swept across our nation. Today, you can purchase, for a small sum, a little plastic gadget that is guaranteed to give you a “tonier tummy”. Or, you can be aerobicized by the latest … Continue reading

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God’s Matchless Gift

One of the most amazing statements found in the New Testament was spoken by the Apostle Peter. It was made during the “Q & A” portion of his sermon on the first day of Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. … Continue reading

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Individual Initiative

The early church was vibrant and alive. Individual Christians were gladly taking the initiative to accomplish any good work. One example of this is a disciple from Joppa named Tabitha, who returned to life when the Apostle Peter visited her … Continue reading

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Internet Safety – Some of Boyd’s Thoughts

Internet Safety is More than a Technical Challenge; It’s a World Wide Assault on Our Hearts and Homes… The tools we will discuss here are tools that I have used in the past. They are not endorsements of the product, … Continue reading

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