Lessons from Jesus’s ministry

Lessons from Jesus’s ministry

1) Never ignore the simple talents and ordinary gifts within our reach. Jesus always used what was already there and did extraordinary things. He used the disciples boats on one occasion to More »

Leadership lessons from the story of Gideon

Leadership lessons from the story of Gideon

Judges chapter 6 and 7 talks about a powerful story of God using a weak, insignificant man to give a great victory and deliverance to a whole nation. Here are some of More »

How to reach the unreached – Lessons from what Jesus did

How to reach the unreached – Lessons from what Jesus did

Luke 5 is a powerhouse of truth and wisdom that every Christian involved in ministry should take time to meditate. Let’s look at some of those here: More »

The Cross – A GLORIOUS BEGINNING and not the end!

The Cross – A GLORIOUS BEGINNING and not the end!

The bible talks about a rare red heifer in the book of numbers.  More »

Billy Graham: A Life Remembered

Billy Graham: A Life Remembered

Trace Billy Graham’s unexpected journey from a North Carolina farm to the largest arenas and stadiums in the world. More »

 

All Dressed Up

This past weekend, millions of people around the world celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Here in the United States that most often takes the form of parades, parties and of course, donning a shamrock or two or wearing something green. For some, it is a time to remember their legitimate family heritage, but that’s not the […]
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The Big Clean-Up

My family is in the middle of a comprehensive basement cleaning project that has now stretched into its second month. When we built our house, I insisted on a ranch lay-out so that I could avoid endless days of climbing stairs. Clif agreed so long as we had a full basement shop area under the living […]
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Lesson from a Cold Snap

Another weird round of weather has once again beset us here in Atlanta. If you can ignore seemingly endless amounts of rain (I mean, backyard sinking, mud-hole making, ditch digging, tires spinning, R.A.I.N.), the bright side is that at least it hasn’t been too cold for the last couple of weeks. The temps have actually […]
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Faded Flowers

I swept the last of the faded flowers from the kitchen counter this week. Not just any bouquets. These were the ones sent to me by dear friends on the occasion of my Dad’s death late last month. The stunning beauty and bold fragrance encouraged me for a long time before they finally began to wither […]
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Bitter ‘Sweet’

“Sweet” That’s the name Dad gave me when I was a teenager. I can’t remember the exact circumstances surrounding the nickname. I think it had something to do with teasing me about my first boyfriend. It wasn’t the mean kind of joking, but more the good-natured ribbing that let’s you know someone cares enough to […]
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Lessons from Jesus’s ministry

1) Never ignore the simple talents and ordinary gifts within our reach. Jesus always used what was already there and did extraordinary things. He used the disciples boats on one occasion to teach people, 5 loaves and 2 fishes  to feed a crowd, water in a jar to turn to wine, a donkey and so on.  He could have fed the crowd out of nothing or created wine out of nothing. But he demonstrated that the simple things we have have great potential in God’s hand. God delights in simple things.

Sold or Sent?

Why do bad things happen to good people? That question has plagued humanity since the beginning of time, and is no less a concern for people in 2019. In fact, as our culture moves farther away from its biblical moorings, the issue might seem more confusing today than ever. Just recently, I spent a protracted […]
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Behind the Scenes

After a grueling fall semester, my oldest son, Ryan, is still home for a much-needed break before heading back to campus. But the time has passed quickly leaving only one short week with us before returning to school in Charleston at the American College of the Building Arts where he’s in his junior year in […]
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Cultivating Contentment

Christmas is packed away once again and it’s time for us to turn our attention to a new year. But as soon as the last scrap of wrapping paper is swept up and tossed away, it seems as if the joy of the season goes with it too. I mean, haven’t you already thought about […]
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Future Joy

Christmas 2018 is officially behind us and most of us will finish boxing up the decorations in the next few days. As you take down the garland and wrap up the ornaments, you might just have a faint echo of a Christmas carol playing in the back of your head.  Maybe it’s one more verse […]
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