Do You Want to Have a Great Week?

Today is actually not the beginning of the week...yesterday was. Sunday is the first day of the week! Like all of life each week is to begin with worship. I certainly hope you were able to be with God's people on the Lord's day. This priority was…

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Some Fall Early

A hint of fall is in the air and leaves are beginning to turn. This week I watched the first leaves falling from some trees near our house. Most of…

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Help Believers in Afghanistan

Our hearts have been broken watching the devastation and affliction being unleashed on Afghanistan. It is important to remember that God has His…

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Do You Remember?

It was a beautiful, sunny morning. As I made my way from one building to another on our campus a co-worker came running out onto the sidewalk. I…

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The Most Important Prayer Ever Prayed

The following article was published in a God Bless America magazine that was mailed to 52,000 residences in southern West Virginia over the last few…

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We Remember.

Can you believe it has been 20 years? I remember where I was standing on 9/11 when someone said, "A commercial airliner just crashed into the World…

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Thank God for Laborers!

Labor Day came about in the midst of the turmoil of the Industrial Revolution. From the beginning it was a holiday for working people. In our day we…

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What Is Missing In Our Churches?

Frequently I am asked what trends I see in churches as I travel. The tendency is to generalize and lump all churches together. Yet each local church is unique. Every body of believers has its strengths and weaknesses and only the Lord Jesus Christ…

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Days That Change You Forever

There are days in life that change you. God in His providence causes certain days to stand out in our memory as turning points. The day you are…

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She Went Out Singing!

The meeting had concluded and I was making my way out of the church facility. As I came out a side door toward the parking lot I found myself behind…

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The Best Birthday Gift I Received This Year

This week I celebrated my 45th birthday. At this point in life, I can honestly say there is nothing I really want. God has been good to meet every…

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An Update On Our Israel Tour

Tammy and I have been looking forward to traveling through Israel and studying God’s Word with a group of friends. As you may know, this trip was…

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How to Make This the Greatest School Year Yet – Part 2

When I was in high school my dad came into my room early one morning and announced, "I have something for you!" My teenage mind hoped that perhaps it…

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How to Make This the Greatest School Year Yet – Part 1

Students are starting back to schools and colleges across the nation. Parents and educators alike are hopeful that this year will be the greatest…

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God’s First Responders

In youth we sometimes imagine that we must comment on every world event, but through experience we learn that no one needs our opinion on everything!…

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How Business People Make A Difference In The Work of the Lord

Earlier this week it was our privilege to spend some time with a group of business leaders in preparation for an upcoming gospel crusade. Too often…

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“They Strengthened Their Hands for This Good Work.”

Weariness is a part of life and certainly a reality for those who are intent on working for the Lord. Even Jesus grew weary on His journey (John…

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The Danger of Isolation

Depression is rampant and suicide is on the rise. One of the factors feeding this tragedy is that so many people are very alone. We are the most…

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It Is Time To Move On!

Recently I had the privilege to talk and pray with a kind Christian lady where I was speaking. This sincere believer wondered if one decision in her…

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“They Never Smile.”

Some time back I heard an individual talking about a certain group of Christians and they described them with these sad words: "They never smile."…

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