Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 30

Hope: A Lesson from the Blueberry Patch

I love blueberries.  Amanda loves the health qualities and taste of blueberries.  So when she ran across blueberries discounted to closeout prices at Tractor Supply she could not pass them up.  She bought them for $.49 a piece when they are normally $5 or $6 dollars in the Spring.  She read about planting them in …

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Sep 28

Now What . . . Life After an Affair

           The call comes just as Sue was leaving her classroom for the day.  It is stranger she doesn’t recognize.  She could hear the tension in his voice as he said, “I think your husband, Ted, is having an affair with my wife.”  This begins a terrible nightmare that will spiral …

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Sep 26

Farm Report #5: Animals Come to the Farm

It will be a year in October that we bought our farm.   We have poured lots of work into the farm over this past year.  We had hoped to be living at the farm by now, but our house has not sold.  If you are looking for a good 3 bedroom house in Mayfield …

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Sep 23

The Streaker in the Bible

The Tuesday ladies’ class, which I teach, is studying through the gospel of Mark.  We came across these curious verses: “And they all left him (Jesus) and fled. And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, but he left the linen cloth and ran …

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Sep 21

Church Outreach Idea: Worship in the Park

One of our outreaches for Seven Oaks Church of Christ this year was a “Friends Night in the Park.”  We have a local park with a nice pavilion, playground, basketball courts, and lots of open space.  We reserved the pavilion, took our grill, bought 400 hotdogs, chips, drinks, and desserts.  We encouraged our people to …

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Sep 17

Lessons for the Outsider from Judas

Judas Iscariot is famous for his betrayal of Jesus.  We can learn many lessons from Judas regarding greed, unbelief, and hypocrisy.  But I wish to consider an aspect of Judas typically overlooked. It is likely that Judas was the only Apostle not from the region of Galilee in the north.  His surname Iscariot likely signifies he came from …

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Sep 14

Advanced Bible Reader – A Great Tool for Your Kids

Have you heard of the website and ministry of Advanced Bible Reader.  It was started by my good friends Kyle Butt and Chad Thompson.  It has been around for several years.  It is based on the school program called AR for Accelerated Reader.  Kids read books and take tests over the books to earn points. …

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Sep 11

Because of Who Their God is . . .

This is the solemn anniversary of one of our great national tragedies.  It has come to be represented with three numerals – 9-1-1.  It is hard to believe it has been 13 years since that terrible September morning.  Yet here in 2014, we continue to see more terroristic threats.  Recently we have all been appalled at …

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Sep 09

My Favorite Apps for Ministry

I wrote on a previous post about “How I Preach from my iPad Mini.”  In this post I want to share with you some of my favorite apps for ministry and preaching.  You likely are familiar with most of these, but it might be helpful to find out how I use them. Bible Apps Accordance …

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Sep 07

What Does Success Cost You?

How do you define success? You have a definition.  In fact, you have some different definitions of success according to the realm of life.  For example, my mind defines success as it relates to being a preacher, father, husband, son, financially, and as a farmer now.  This definition that we have developed for success has …

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