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Terror and death may be all around us, but our Lord Jesus says FEAR NOT!  He would have us remember… “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1 ESV)    God’s STILL in control as the Creator of all. “For the wages of sin is death…”  (Rom. 6:23a  ESV)    All WILL die, so it should never surprise us. “…but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our...

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The 3 R’s

You may have heard someone refer to “The 3 R’s: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.”  I’m proud that my son, Micah, has put a new twist on “The 3 R’s.”  Like all of us, he’s struggled with temptation.  In particular, it’s challenging for him to stay focused on his school work and resist the temptation to do…almost anything else. Last week Micah shared with me a plan he devised to...

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Prayer Partners

Last week on vacation I wrote a book.  May not sound like a lot of fun, but it was something I’d been trying to get to for the past three years.  Ever since I finished my doctorate, I’ve had people asking me for my “material” in a concise, usable form.  It really seemed the Lord was saying, “You need to get this out there.”  But, I could never find the time to sit down and put together my thoughts in a...

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Paul Ryan’s Family Priority

Headlines in the news this week have been featuring the debate over whether Representative Paul D. Ryan would be willing to serve as the new Speaker of the House.  I’m not going to weigh in on whether he should be the next Speaker, but I will comment on something that came through the news today.  An article this morning said that among Mr. Ryan’s conditions for serving was that he would not give up time with his family.  In his...

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This week I listened to Carl Medearis as the featured speaker at a pastors’ conference.  Carl lives his life for one purpose … to speak of Jesus!  Although he grew up in Denver, the Lord has been using Carl to speak of Jesus primarily to Muslims, especially in the Middle East.  This has led to persecution along the way, but it has never deterred him from continuing to do what Jesus has called us to do … make Him known to ALL...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview