Archive for May, 2009

Wonders from the Word – Forgotten But Not Forgotten (Isaiah 10:28-32)

Friday, May 29th, 2009

 Don’t try to pronounce these places – Aiath, Migron, Michmash, Gallim, Laishah, Anathoth, Madmenah, and others.  Not only are the pronunciations forgotten, so are these places.  In fact, they are so forgotten that not a single name is recognized by my spellchecker!  History has forgotten…though inspiration has not – Isaiah 10.  People and places are […]

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Wonders from the Word – Personal Debt (Matthew 18:23-35)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

In The Parable of the Two Debtors (Matthew 18:23-35), when the first debtor realized the price of his debt – he, his wife and children, and all that he owned had to be sold to repay his debt (v.25) – his debt became personal.  His debt became real…at least real enough for him to be […]

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On Purpose! Religious Movements and Music

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Historically, religious movements often include an emphasis or reemphasis on music.   After crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites burst into song (Exodus 15).  When entering a new phase of the Israelite religious history, the “instruments of David” played a major role in the formation of the temple (2 Chronicles 7:6). And again in the religious […]

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Wonders from the Word – Family Problems (John 7:1-9)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The only problem with family is that they are…uh, family.  Edna Buchanan said,      “Friends are God’s way of apologizing to us for our families.”  Many people have sighed and accepted their fate by saying, “You don’t choose the family you are born into.”  Family. We have to love them, but that doesn’t mean we have […]

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On Purpose! I AM With You

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I am lonely and all alone when it is only me.  Loneliness is a heartbreaking and depressing state of mind.  But you can be lonely without being alone.  People can be lonely in a crowed room.  There are many spouses who are lonely – not alone, but lonely.  The distance between two cold hearts is […]

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On Purpose! What Are We Teaching Our Children?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

What are we teaching our children?  More specifically, what are we teaching our children about God?  There are many ways we should be enriching the spiritual awareness of our children. 

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Wonders from the Word – Fuschia Mistakes (Ephesians 2:1)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Strolling through the Biltmore Estate, Janet and I passed through the Azalea Gardens.  Stunning!  The colors were vibrant and varied.  Again…stunning!  My favorite azalea was a color unfamiliar to me.  I asked my personal color expert – my wife – what that awesome color was.  She said…“fuchsia.”    Ahh, uhh, I am too masculine to […]

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