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    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their answers to the pastor’s office he called them to schedule another meeting. The couple sat with giddy anticipation across […]

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    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, and guidance. Let a toddler or small child fall down and skin a knee and usually the first words are “Momma, Momma!” Thank God […]

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    There is an old cemetery where there’s a grave which has inscribed upon its headstone just one word— “Forgiven”. There’s no name, date of birth or death. There’s no epitaph, no eulogy—just that one word, “Forgive”. I have discovered, this is the biggest thing that can be said of any person, or written […]

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    Impossible is a word by the average person for things they cannot do. It really has no meaning for a dreamer or doer. Many of the things that are accomplished, important, and meaningful today, were by yesterdays standards marked as “impossible”. To the person without faith and ambition, “impossible” is an insurmountable wall. […]

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    In the first quarter of 2020 a virus called COVID-19 or Coronavirus began a global outbreak. It started in China and spread to other parts of the world as people traveled internationally. It has become pandemic for many countries, including the United States. The Governor of Florida has directed the Florida Division of […]

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    One of the reasons we do not admit or confess our sins is we don’t believe God is as gracious as the Bible says He is. Some people either say or think to themselves, “God will never forgive me for what I’ve done”. There is nothing in this modern, high-tech world that prepares […]

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    Is Valentine’s Day a Christian holiday? Allow me to share a couple of stories, then you decide. One Wednesday evening, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, I was walking through the church fellowship hall where I was pastor. The Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and their leaders were in a circle holding hands. They were […]

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    If the kind of Christian life you are living is grinding you down because of its pace, perhaps you’ve been relying on your own strength. It might seem the rope that holds you together is about to break. Maybe you’ve neglected your prayer life and dependence on God? It’s time to end the […]

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    From the beginning of time up to this modern day, there are some who choose to make a living off the land. These fine people call themselves farmers. They are a risk-taking kind of folk, because they plant seeds and find themselves trusting the Good Lord will send an abundance of rain and […]

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    Almost every day someone will email, call me, or tell me face-to-face some story of how faith and prayer have helped them through difficult times. A former Army chaplain tells the following story that happened to him: An Army wife was convinced that her problem had but one solution. Her husband had developed […]