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June 9, 2020

Our Victory is in Jesus

Our Victory is in Jesus

The complexity of human nature is difficult to explain and difficult to understand. The Apostle Paul would certainly agree.  Eugene Peterson has put Paul’s words in the 7th Chapter or Romans into everyday language. It goes like this, “What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, […]

June 2, 2020

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

The writer in the devotional guide “Reflections” for Friday, May 29, said “When we find the future unclear or foreboding, finding the motivation for today’s tasks is often difficult.” Aleta Payne wrote in her News & Observer Editorial on May 29,“Pews are empty, but belief is full,” “We need to love each other enough to […]

May 27, 2020

Quiet Time with God

Quiet Time with God

It’s just a small 4×6 foot space in the corner of a larger room in our home in what some would call a “sun room”. It is adorned with Gloria’s beautiful orchids, a book case, a shelf holding our college diplomas, a panoramic picture of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with its beautiful Guanabara Bay, and […]

May 19, 2020

Stay in the Word

Stay in the Word

Two cherished devotional books in my library are “Morning and Evening” by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, known as “The Prince of Preachers” of whom it is said, “he preached out of the overflow of his devotional life.” And a devotional classic, “A Diary of Private Prayer” which came out of the prayer life of John Baillie, […]

May 12, 2020

Life is a Journey!

Life is a Journey!

The parents of today’s seniors grew up in the days of silent films when one of the famous actors was Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker and composer known around the world. He was considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. Chaplin grew up in […]

May 5, 2020

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Next Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day. Next to Christmas and Easter it is one of the most significant celebrations in the calendar year. Someone has said, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ”David McKay wrote “The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is […]

April 28, 2020

Difficulties Bring Out the Best and the Worst

Difficulties Bring Out the Best and the Worst

I have come to the conclusion that difficulties bring out the best and the worst in human nature. Among the best, is the inspiring commitment and compassion of doctors, nurses and hospital staff that put their lives on the line every day trying to save the lives of Covid-19 patients. That also goes for the […]

April 21, 2020

Blessed Beyond Measure

Blessed Beyond Measure

Fifty four years ago, this past Sunday, April 19, 1966, Gloria and I and our 21 month old son, Micky, sailed from the port of New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We were going to a country we had never seen, a culture we had never known, a language we did not know and […]

April 15, 2020

By Their Fruit You Will Recognize Them

By Their Fruit You Will Recognize Them

Claiming to be a Christian and living the Christian life are two different things just as being a member of a church and being saved are two different things. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only the one who does the will of my […]

April 7, 2020

Thank you, Lord

Thank you, Lord

Holy Week – there is no another week like it in all of history. From the triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Sunday until Jesus death on the cross and burial on Friday, it was a week packed with drama, suspense, confrontation, denial, a last supper, betrayal, mystery, horror and sorrow. Jesus was fully God and […]

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