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Living With Purpose

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    Spring is a time of renewal and can bring refreshing inspirations into our lives. The unexpected inspirations can be the best of all. Years ago, one of those times occurred three days after celebrating Easter with my family. I had military orders to report to an assignment in a northern state. It was […]

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    The best evidence of the resurrection of Christ is the fact he has the power to pull people out of the sloughs of despondency, to lift us up out of the mire and clay of sin. His power places our feet upon the rock and gives us new reasons to thank and praise […]

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    One of my most memorable activities of childhood was fishing with my grandfather. He passed away, but not before we made some fishing memories that are sure to appeal to the most avid angler. There’s a fishing story found in a passage from John 21 that always intrigued me as a child and […]

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    Every now and then a friend, a church member, or a person I’ve known for some time will email, text, or call me and ask for prayer. Often in these cases it concerns a decision they are facing. I try to always honor their requests because of several reasons. First, because they acknowledge […]

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    Of all the treasured possessions we have here on earth, friendship is one of the things that rise above all others. I don’t know of anyone who has not at some point in their life, depended on someone to help them successfully navigate through a difficult circumstance. A true-blue friend will be sincere […]

Living With Purpose (Boys Edition)

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    A little polish will make things look very different in this world. Wax and polish will make an old car vastly more attractive. Polish on a pair of dusty shoes will change them from ugliness, to something neat and respectable. I can remember as a child watching my Dad polish and shine his […]

Living With Purpose (Girls Edition)

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    I recently read a story about a young woman who was mesmerized by testimonies about faith healing. She was a noble, educated, and cultivated woman, but she was born with several birth marks that covered half of her face. They were so pronounced they could not possibly escape the attention of anyone. Every […]

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    I tend to dwell on the bright side of things or at least I try. But it can’t escape a person, even a positive thinker that this world has more corruption than we’d like to admit. It taints our thinking and cultivates an attitude of suspicion, doubt, and fear for the future. Here […]

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    One of the symbolic descriptions from the most southern states around harvest time is that cotton fields are called “the snow of the south”. It’s a beautiful scene to look out across half-mile rows and see acres and acres of beautiful white cotton scattered among the country side. The “real snow” that falls […]

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    If there’s one fact I’d stake a claim on, it would be that the heart and not the head is the central throne of our lives. Many a clear head has gone to its ruin through the power of a bad heart; and many a weak head has worn a crown of glory […]