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Living With Purpose 

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    My son graduated from high school and wasted no time in pursuing career opportunities. His part time job in real estate motivated him to study for, complete, and pass the initial real estate license exam. He also enrolled full-time in college. Although the future is bright for him in the business world, he’s […]

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    I once told the congregation of the small country church I pastor that we’re all in the construction business. Not only are we building the Kingdom of God through the ministries of our church, we’re building something else personally significant to each and every one of us. Our thoughts, emotions, words, and actions […]

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    Through my military assignments I have been called upon to deliver deployment ceremony invocations, as well as thanksgiving prayers at homecoming celebrations for particular returning army units.    The homecoming events are very special. Newspapers, television stations, and families get tremendously excited, and for good reason. The bells ring, the whistles blow, the […]

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    This is the time of year when crops are being planted and gardens are being cultivated. The plowing and the fertilizing are faithfully done with the hopeful expectation there will be a great harvest. All the elements of successful agricultural planning doesn’t happen automatically. There’s a marked intelligence that is brought to bear […]

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    Many years ago I entered the so-called “real world” of professional employment. I was fresh out of graduate school and hired as a director of a YMCA in a small Alabama town. Attending a leadership and certification conference was the first directive given to me by my supervisor. This program school was held […]

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    American Country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek was a loving, faithful, Christian woman with many talents. She passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. I heard her in an interview four months before her death where she said, “When the doctors told me how bad it was and that my cancer […]

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    Our nation recognized the 66th National Day of Prayer on May 4, 2017. The faithful who ardently believe in the power of prayer took to community and local gatherings as a way to give emphasis to this important part of the Christian faith. How committed are you to a viable life of prayer? […]

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    I once read the story about a preacher who was traveling across the countryside with a friend that was in the business field. At one of their many stops the businessman took out a New Testament that was neatly packed away in his briefcase. It was very worn and he opened it and […]

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    I once had the humbling opportunity to lead a worship service (chapel) for a group of military service member’s just weeks before they were to deploy to a foreign country. I had served as their chaplain for a 3-week training rotation at the National Training Center (NTC). Many of the Soldiers were tired […]

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    There’s hardly anything more motivating than to see a person take a physical challenge or limitation and maximize its positive effectiveness. There once was a man in the church where I pastored who had a condition that confined him to the use of a walker. He could only take small steps. After talking […]