Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 26

Meeting in Cape and Other News

If you are in the Cape Girardeau, Missouri area I would love for you to come worship with us at the Cape Church of Christ.  This is their website and address link.  The building is at 328 S. West End Blvd, Cape Girardeau, MO. The theme of the meeting is Faith and Family Thursday night …

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Sep 25

It is Hard to Miss Naked, But We Do!

It is hard to miss naked!  Yet, Jesus said the church at Laodicea didn’t know they were “naked.”  In fact, Jesus says they do not realize they are “wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Rev. 3:17).  How can you not know you are blind?  How can you not know you are poor?  How do you miss …

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Sep 22

Children and their Bibles: Part 2

In the last post I shared some suggestions for children and their Bibles.  In this post I want to share some of our experiences and make some book recommendations. Bibles I mentioned in the last post that you should get a child a Bible they can read. This link gives you the graded reading level …

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Sep 19

Children and Their Bibles: Part 1

I wanted to share some thoughts on Bibles and kids in the next two posts. In this post, I will make some general suggestions for you to consider.  In the next post, I will share some of our experiences with various Bible versions and story books. Some Suggestions Get your children a Bible and require …

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Sep 18

Considering Unwed Birth Statistics

Some Eye Opening Statistics Being the father of four children, I have spent a few days in the maternity ward.  I have been to enough maternity appointments and lived in this world long enough to know that not all babies are being born into a two parent family joined in the commitment of marriage.  I …

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Sep 14

Is Worship Special to You?

Worship; something Christians do regularly, but does the commonness and routine of it cause us to  lose its specialness? I have been teaching Revelation in West Kentucky Bible School and have been reminded of the importance of worship.  The great heavenly throne room chapters (4-5) show us where our song ends.  They show us that …

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Sep 12

Two Cool Videos

Over the last couple of weeks I have watched these two videos and just had to share them with you. The first is one that Amanda showed me.  She first saw it in a lecture at Polishing the Pulpit.  We had a good laugh watching it together; not that we could relate :).     In …

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Sep 11

Polishing the Pulpit (PTP) From a First-time Perspective

Our family finally gave into the encouragement of friends and went to PtP this year.  Polishing the Pulpit is a gathering of over 3000 Christians in Sevierville, TN (Gatlinburg area). Here is their website for more information.  I want to share our experience as a first time family attending and also some reasons that held …

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Sep 08

Which is Your Spirituality: Microwave Dinner or Home-cooking?

  “Quick and easy” are two buzz words we all love to hear. All it takes is a trip to the local grocery store to see how products advertise “quick and easy.”  Home cooked meals, that may take hours, have been replaced with frozen TV dinners and quick microwave dishes.  With our busy schedules, this shift in meal …

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Sep 05

The Outward Shell – Our Cicada hunt Lesson

The kids have been hunting cicada shells this week.  They are not hard to find! I did a little research for this post and found that this exoskeleton of the cicada is from the nymph stage.  They actually live underground, emerge, select a plant, and then molt a final time.  This begins their adult life …

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