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Living With Purpose

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    A missionary in a foreign land entered a village for the first time and he noticed the children playing with some strange looking stones. After getting a closer look he discovered the kids were playing with some diamonds they found in a cave. Many of us who have trusted Jesus Christ as our […]

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    Courage is one of the few personal safety resources we carry with us in this world. Some people go mincing along having to cautiously look over their shoulder for clever people who try to take advantage of others. And yet, when tragedy happens, or something we didn’t ask for inevitably happens, some people […]

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    Many years ago, there was a man who had a farm on the outskirts of a very small community in the country. He took great pride in making his acreage as attractive as he possibly could. He would drive in search of some flower, tree, or shrub he didn’t have growing at his […]

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    I think the only life that can possibly have enough power to give fresh impulse to others with sustainability, is one that has a positive nature and is confidently assertive. It mustn’t only be good, but it must be vitally and positively good. It must be active and alive and have a conquering […]

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    There once was a man of amazing accomplishment and his name was Norman Meeker. He had a quick wit and was fleet of foot. Born in 1928 in Indiana, he graduated as Salutatorian of his high school. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and served in the recon platoon of […]

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    A friend of mine contacted me and commenced to unload her penned up emotions and feelings about how she was treated at work. She was feeling defeated, dejected, and was spiraling into the darkness of pain and despair.    “It’s so unfair!” she said, “To have things said about me that are untrue […]

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    While serving as a U.S. Army Reserve Battalion Chaplain in Jackson, Mississippi I spent part of an early morning going over my notes for chapel service. I read a passage from the Gospel of Matthew where it says, “Jesus reached out and touched a man” that was in need and the man was […]

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    Have you ever longed to start over because you made mistakes that caused yourself and others heartache and trouble? Sometimes it takes mistakes in life to get our attention. I’ve known people who exhausted all human strength before acknowledging their helplessness. It’s at this point in life that you actually have your greatest […]

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    On Christmas Eve in 2004, I traveled to a nearby town with my children and my father to meet a man and his wife who bred Labrador Retrievers. The meeting had been prearranged and we looked forward to this new addition to our family. The little 8 week-old black lab took turns being […]

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    There once was a religious and political leader who lived in the Caucasus Mountains. He led his people through a long war against Russia trying to maintain their independence. He knew for his people to be at their strongest, all wrongdoing needed to be rooted out. He decreed a sentence of 100 lashes […]