Month: February 2019

Preparation for Lenten Season

“For while we were still weak at the right time Christ died for the ungodly… but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  – Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) As Lent begins on March 6, I find myself motivated to be focused on the cross and Jesus’ resurrection. Yet most of the …

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George Washington & Others

We just celebrated President’s Day. Can you name all 45 of them? Who was 19th? Name one thing William Henry Harrison did? He served for 31 days. Do you remember that William McKinley was assassinated? Grover Cleveland? Wasn’t he a Sesame Street character? The real question isn’t about presidents. The question is one of influence. How many people will you …

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God and the Graveyard Shift

The first full-time job I ever had was as a telephone operator at a Marriott hotel. Given the pay differential, I took the 3rd shift, i.e. 11pm to 7am. Weeknights were tame but weekends were awful-inebriated wedding attendees calling every other minute: the nice ones wanting extended conversation while the mean ones were threatening to beat me up because room …

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Talk To Yourself

Prior to Matt Redman’s hit “10,000 Reasons,” I was well acquainted with the line “Bless the LORD, O my soul” from Psalm 103. This psalm was so often read during service, preached about, and quoted from, that I felt, it was more of a Christian saying (aka Christianese) than an actual Scripture verse. But God proved to be so kind …

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