Category Archive: Life Thoughts

Oct 19

Keeping Demons Out!

When we are motivated we can accomplish a tremendous amount.  The old saying is true, “When there is a why, there is a way.”  I have seen it many times in my ministry.  Someone has a strong reason for getting their life in order; it may be to save their marriage, or avoid trouble with …

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Oct 11

Embracing a New Season

Fall is the season of football games, pumpkins, and hayrides.  What fall activities do you enjoy the most?  Aren’t you thankful for the changing of the seasons?  Each season contains its own unique characteristics and activities.  It helps provide a rhythm to your years and new adventures to anticipate.  While I hope you are enjoying …

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Oct 04

The “Why” is Answered in the Absurdity of Evil!

Are you shaking your head in disbelief?  Mass shootings seem to be a weekly news item.  On September 24th, peaceful worshippers of Christ were assaulted as they were ending their service at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee.  One lady was killed and six others were injured.  The carnage would have been …

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Sep 28

Thoughts from a 55 year old Bulletin

Mrs. Ruby Sanders, a sweet widow at Seven Oaks, gave me an old bulletin from 7th and College (the location and preceding name of our church).  It was dated Dec. 9, 1962 (almost 55 years ago).  I am sure she had kept it because it announced her marriage to Laddie Sanders.  I enjoyed reading it …

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Sep 27

How Jesus Handled Offending Others

Is it me or does it seem that everyone is offended nowadays?  People are offended by all kinds of things from decorations to beliefs.  While we are all entitled to our own opinions and right to be offended, it sure seems to me that it has gotten out of hand.  “I am offended!” has become …

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Sep 09

Our Outdoor Sink

I enjoy cooking outside and have long wanted a sink to help in the preparation.  Also with four kids and all of our outdoor activities a fully-functioning sink would come in handy.  So while it never worked out in our old house, we planned to put one in our new house.  I planned it for …

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Sep 06

Your Purpose Is Not About You!

You know the question!  You have asked it in various forms.  It goes like this:  What am I here for?  What is my purpose? This is a good question.  Most all of us have asked this question.  We are exploring the purpose and meaning of our existence.  But let me suggest that this is not …

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Aug 30

Speaking for Those Who Can Only Cry

Abortion is not the only problem Christians should be speaking out against when it concerns the womb.  There is another epidemic increasing rapidly across our nation, that most Christians rarely encounter.  It is not as severe as abortion in numbers or consequences, but our faith should demand us speak to this issue of pre-natal development …

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Aug 23

You; a Pharisee? Surely Not!

Most Bible students are familiar with Jesus’ famous parable about the Pharisee and the tax collector who went up to the temple to pray (Luke 18:9-13).  We have read it and heard it preached many times.  Jesus gave the parable to those who “trusted in themselves” and “treated others with contempt” (Luke 18:9).  The Pharisee …

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Aug 21

The End of Total Solar Eclipses!

Today is the day of first Total Eclipse to travel the length of the United States since 1918.  Eclipses where you live are rare events.  Researches who have studied the orbits of the earth and moon believe the moon is moving 3.8 centimeters away from the earth each year. The effect of such movement means …

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