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    The two most common areas of struggle for us are work and relationships. We can all relate to these common everyday struggles. Job 5:7 speaks of this truth when it says, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” We struggle at times to make a living, […]

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    While traveling through the southeastern state of Virginia recently, I stopped in a quaint little town for lunch. It was a small town with an easy-going spirit. It reminded me of my home town of Jay because of the neighborly friendliness. Even the attendant at the local gas station had a happy face.  […]

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    A little boy was afraid of the dark. One night his mother told him to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said, “Momma, I don’t want to go out there. It’s dark.”    The mother smiles reassuringly at her son. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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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 […]