Monthly Archives: June 2007

Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp – Thursday

A few pictures of our youth group and painting crew are posted HERE. We have a busy night ahead of us. If I have time, I’ll add a few notes to this post. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. … Continue reading

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Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp – Wednesday

Greetings, once again, from MOV Work Camp in West Virginia. After a long day of pushing hard almost every moment, I’m beyond tired. We are grateful for incredibly good attitudes amongst our crew. What a great bunch of young people! … Continue reading

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Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp – Tuesday

Greetings from Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp in Parkersburg, West Virginia! Well, we are almost ready to put Tuesday to bed. Not literally, the younger generation will be catching their second wind soon. They will be working as hard at having … Continue reading

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Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp – Monday

What a day! Well, that may be a bit premature. The day is not yet over. Still, what a day!! We could not have had better weather. The morning was a bit cool, with light cloud cover. The afternoon warmed … Continue reading

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Mid-Ohio Valley Work Camp – Safe Arrival

After driving about 400 miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern United States, our van load of teenagers arrived safely to the campus of Ohio Valley University. We have come all this way so that we … Continue reading

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Encourage Him, Because… x

The first time the word “encourage” is used in the New International Version is significant. It occurs in Deuteronomy 1:38, where we read, “But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel … Continue reading

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Are You a Charismatic Person?

Are you a charismatic person? Have you ever wished you were a more charismatic leader? Have you ever been stung by someone whose personal magnetism or charm was out-of-control? Ah, Charisma! While these eight letters signify several different personal qualities, … Continue reading

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Fatherly Aspirations

In 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12, the Apostle Paul makes a remarkable statement about his and his co-workers’ ministry in Thessalonica. He employs dual metaphors, referring to both a mother and a father. This seems to suggest that theirs was a ministry … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Christian Living, Family, Fatherhood, Parenting | 6 Comments

Can You Help Me? Please!

Imagine that you write a weekly Christian advice column for The Galilee Gazette. This week’s column addresses a reader who writes the following: Dear Gazetteers, Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!! I’m a believer; but I’ve made some … Continue reading

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Of Saints and Sinners x

THIS IS TRULY GOOD NEWS… 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and … Continue reading

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Are You a Sinner?

Not too long ago, a preaching buddy moved to a new town and began work with a new congregation. In an email exchange I asked him about his new ministry. He responded in glowing terms. To give me an idea … Continue reading

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Gifts That Keep on Giving

God has blessed us in so many wonderful ways. We are reminded by James that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (cf. James … Continue reading

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