Archive - May 2020

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OUR STRONG TOWER
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KEEPING IT SIMPLE
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SO CLOSE AT HAND
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THE ROCK
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KEEP IT STRAIGHT
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JUST LISTEN
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WHAT SHE SAW
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YOUR BEST FRIEND
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GOD’S PLATFORM
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THE SPOT

OUR STRONG TOWER

 “The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10   Most all of us can remember being afraid of “the boogie man” when we were children. For me, he was that invisible monster under my bead. I can remember walking out of my room, turning out the lights and then making a bee-line straight to my dad’s leg on which I’d wrap myself around. Turning back to that dark bedroom I would stick my tongue out toward “the monster.” It was my childlike way of letting the boogie man know I was safe and[…]

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE

“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!” Romans 11:33 Known as “America’s Pastor,” God used Billy Graham to share the Gospel with millions around the world. Even from his earliest days of preaching in a tent, Reverend Graham had a knack for explaining the Gospel in the simplest of terms. As his ministry grew and his fame spread around the world, people would come in droves to hear him, packing out large arenas and open-air stadiums. Millions more would tune in by television, yet his[…]

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SO CLOSE AT HAND

 “For ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved’.” Romans 10:13 Having accepted the Lord at a young age, my grandmother had been a Godly woman all of her life, but for my granddaddy that wasn’t the case. He was a “good man,” and a hard-working provider for his family, but he had a rough side too. He was known to have quite a temper along with a few other bad habits and tendencies as well, but all that changed one hot summer day. He was pulling a wagon down a path when a freak accident took place.[…]

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THE ROCK

“God warned them of this in the Scriptures when he said, ‘I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. But anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced’.” Romans 9:33  According to Wikipedia, “The Rock of Gibraltar, also known as the Rock, is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 426 m (1,398 ft) high. Most of the Rock’s upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 300 Barbary macaques monkeys. These macaques, as well as a labyrinthine network of tunnels, attract a[…]

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KEEP IT STRAIGHT

 “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” Proverbs 4:25  Riding mowers changed the game when it comes to mowing the lawn. If your yard is big enough to justify a riding mower, then you probably enjoy the experience. I guess it’s a guy thing, but for me I find being outdoors on a riding mower relaxing and enjoyable, especially when there’s a decent amount of yard to be mowed. A church I pastored years ago had some 10 acres of land, and even with a second mower going, it took quite a while to get it all[…]

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JUST LISTEN

“But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33   At the time of writing this post, one of my daughters will soon be starting cosmetology school. Like her older sister who’s in the industry and has done really well, Courtney has also had a knack for hair and makeup for a good while and seemed to have no hesitation at all in knowing that this was the career path she wanted to pursue. Although she’s looking forward to the training, in a recent conversation she expressed some dread and apprehension in taking the[…]

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WHAT SHE SAW

“When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house (palace) which he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his servants (court officials), the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, his stairway by which he went up to the house (temple) of the Lord, she was breathless and awed [by the wonder of it all].” 1 Kings 10:4-5 AMP  Some years ago, I was tasked with remodeling an area in the church I was pastoring, so I set out to get ideas that would help me create the perfect look. Walls had been[…]

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YOUR BEST FRIEND

“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”  Romans 5:11  Do you have a best friend? Someone you love hanging out with and who’s there for you anytime, night or day? Someone that you can come to and just simply be yourself with, with absolutely no need for pretense? Someone who loves you unconditionally and whose love is something in which you feel secure and never doubt? If you have a person like that in your life, then without a doubt you have a tremendous[…]

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GOD’S PLATFORM

“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.” Romans 4:7-8  During election season, political candidates begin to pop out of the wood work. In a recent presidential primary, there were well over twenty candidates all vying for their party’s nomination for President. Most often these candidates come with their own specific platform. Whether it’s health care, raising the minimum wage, border security, foreign affairs, or any other plethora of ideas, most candidates will have a primary platform on which they choose[…]

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THE SPOT

“The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud,for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.”2 Chronicles 5:14  Most everyone enjoys traveling, visiting and enjoying different places and locals. My wife and I were just recently talking about one of our favorite trips together and how we would love to experience that again. Traveling can be fun and relaxing, depending on the destination, but Dorothy was right when she said, “There’s no place like home.” After a trip, getaway, or excursion, it’s always nice to get back home. There’s something about the “getting away” part of[…]

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