Tag Archives: Praise

Love Mercy

We are called to not only be merciful, but to love mercy (Micah 6:8). To love it! When you love something you sacrifice for it, you protect it, and you put it before yourself. Mercy (not getting what you deserve) … Continue reading

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Knees Hit the Floor First

Bill Hybels says that as he rolls out of bed in the morning, his knees hit the floor first. I like that. What a great habit. Prayer is as vital to us as oxygen and water. You cannot survive long … Continue reading

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Why Are Churches Dying?

Churches are dying. Some are thriving, but the overwhelming majority are not. Attendance is dwindling. Most are hanging on by a thread. Many will have to shut their doors in as little as one generation. A lot of this is because we … Continue reading

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Please Take Jesus Personally

How many times have you been told, “now, don’t take this personally, but…”? Well, I want you to take this personally: Jesus is THE ONLY WAY to God. The postmodern ear may bristle at that, but that doesn’t make it … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Resource Center

I’d like to give a big shout out & thank you to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Marion County. Life is under attack & I’m not sure how many people realize we have this awesome ministry in Fairmont. If you … Continue reading

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Christians Are Like Tea Bags

I heard this saying attributed to either Chip Ingram or Greg Laurie: “Christians are like TEA BAGS; you don’t know what they’re made of until you put them in hot water.” Isn’t that about the truth! Is the heat being turned … Continue reading

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Do & Teach; The Holy Knot

My mom is a retired educator. My wife is an educator in a family of educators. So, I know firsthand the real life of teachers: the extra hours, the out of pocket expense, and the grading papers late at night. They … Continue reading

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How Can a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell?

How can a loving God send anyone to Hell? Why unlimited punishment for a limited behavior? Isn’t Hell cosmic overkill? Too harsh! Not fair! I’ve heard this objection many times and it seems reasonable… at first. John Bunyan said, “No sin … Continue reading

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Social Media: The New Bible

Charles Spurgeon said that “Newspapers are the Bibles of worldlings! How diligently they read them! Here they find their law & profits, their judges & chronicles, their epistles & revelations!” I trust the Prince of Preachers would indulge me just a … Continue reading

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God Can Use Traffic For Good

One of the reasons I left Los Angeles was the traffic. It is unreal. I knew sitting in traffic like that was going to slowly drive me bonkers. So, it’s no surprise that a new study found that LA is the … Continue reading

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