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Filled with the Spirit

Filled with the Spirit Pastor Tony and I recently attended, along with others from Heartland Church, “The PIVOT Conference” sponsored by the Heartland Church Network in Omaha, Nebraska.  In fact, Tony and I were privileged to present our journey and testimony of what we’ve learned and implemented as part of our discipleship system. In any case,...

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Oh, God I Need You

Oh, God I Need You I got a text from my youngest sister recently giving me an update on her health. She has previously suffered from cancer 3 times and is currently needing to have a mass removed and tested. I pray for her and I try to encourage her but I think she encouraged me...

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Forgiven

Forgiven As I was driving to the office this morning, the song “East to West” by Casting Crowns came on the radio. Even though I can’t carry a tune in a proverbial bucket I started singing along. I was in the car alone so I sang out making a joyful noise. As I was singing, the words of...

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Restored

Restored As you likely already know, I was recently diagnosed with shingles. In case you don’t know, it is painful. And due to the fact that the shingles virus was in my left eye, I had two office visits each with my general practitioner and my optometrist. Do you know how they diagnosed the virus? In...

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The Place was Shaken

The Place was Shaken Have you tried to think of all the things you shake on a daily basis? If you think about it, we shake things all the time. We shake things to mix them up, rattle them loose and to force them to come out. We shake things when we are preparing meals, when...

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An Elephant Painted White with Zebra Stripes

An Elephant Painted White with Zebra Stripes I was running errands with Cheri a few days ago and I saw a large billboard containing a distinctive outline or image of an elephant painted white with zebra stripes. This made me wonder what the sign was all about. But as I scanned the entire billboard, I...

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Responding to Racism with a Biblical Worldview

Responding to Racism with a Biblical Worldview As we face the current circumstances of racial division and confront racism in our history as a nation, we must do so with a biblical worldview. What I mean by a biblical worldview is the development of a framework of ideas and beliefs about racism that are in...

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Set Free

Set Free JN 8:31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you...

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In God I Trust

In God I Trust PS 56:4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? As we stare in the face of a virus that doesn’t seem to relent coupled with disturbing, okay shocking, acts of hatred, prejudice, violence and looting on full display...

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The God of All Comfort 

The God of All Comfort 2 CO 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves...