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Living With Purpose


    A long time ago, a preacher in an England mission hall noticed a great broad-shouldered sailor come in and sit down in the back of the congregation. After the service was over, the sailor approached one of the ushers and asked, “Do you think the preacher would speak privately with me?”    “Of […]

Women’s Conference 


Living With Purpose


    While on a military assignment on the west coast of the United States I had the opportunity to meet and greet several hundred soldiers. One day while making my rounds through the base, I met one young man who had been working a 14-hour shift at his job. I asked him, “It was […]

Living With Purpose


    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 […]

Living With Purpose


    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 […]

Living With Purpose


    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 […]

Living With Purpose


    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 […]

Living With Purpose


    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 (Girls Edition)


    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 […]

Living With Purpose 


    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 […]