Monthly Archives: May 2007

Attitude Check!

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable —if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. —Philippians 4:8 NIV A few years ago my family … Continue reading

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Ben’s Blog and more…

Several years ago, I was having a conversation with our youth minister, Matt Wilson. We were discussing plans for an upcoming youth retreat we were co-directing. He knew of my son’s artistic talents and asked if I thought he would … Continue reading

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Meaningful Memorials

Last year I told you that as a young person I distinctly remember attending only a few funerals. My most vivid memory is that of attending a memorial service for my eighteen year old cousin, Gail Lynn Strickland. He was … Continue reading

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Three Hardest Things To Do

Journalist Sydney J. Harris is credited with the following quote: The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, “I … Continue reading

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How God Turns Tragedy to Triumph, Bringing Hope from Despair

A Look at Truly Tragic Times — The Psalm says it all… 1By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. 2There on the poplars we hung our harps, 3for there our captors asked us for … Continue reading

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An Anchor for the Soul

13When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” 15 And so after waiting patiently, … Continue reading

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Encouraging One Another Daily

I love to visit big cities, but I am a country boy at heart. So, it probably won’t surprise you that one of my earliest musical memories is that of hearing Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in concert. After Roy … Continue reading

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