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The Giant Has Been Defeated!!!

The battle lines were drawn. War was imminent. The Philistines, sworn enemies of God, took up arms and camped in between Socoh in Judah and the town of Azekah approximately 14 miles West of Bethlehem. In response to this Saul, the current king, gathered his army and camped approximately 15 miles southwest of Bethlehem in […]

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The Little Foxes Named Unconfessed Sin and Spiritual Pride

3,000 men in battle garments ready for battle approach a small city not well fortified. These are battle hardened soldiers fresh off the victory over the once thought impenetrable city of Jericho. These 3,000 men have also seen many miracles of God performed in their midsts. Having wandered in the desert for 40 years due […]

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Life Saving Station

You know I could not think of one instance in all the time I spent in school that someone invited me to church with them until just today when I was reminded by a friend of mine I grew up with Mark Benford that he invited me to his church in 5th grade. He is […]

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The Killing Fields

As I stepped back up into the van I had been on just a couple hours earlier with the other 5 or 6 individuals I had been with along with our driver/interpreter I sank into my seat with a mixture of many emotions swirling around with in me. I was depleted, exhausted, defeated, hopeless, drained, […]

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The Light of the World

When I was at my lowest and my deepest into my drug addiction I began to suffer from a physical ailment called uveitis which is also referred to as eyeritis. Uveitis can be the result of a number of many different things and is common in welders who do not wear their flash hood while […]

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A God Story

A man named Noah and his family were on an Ark he built with two of every kind of animal on earth and were the only survivors after a world wide flood. Now that’s a God story! A man named Abraham and his wife Sarah has a child when Sarah was 100 years old. Now […]

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59 Million Murdered and Counting

  Tomorrow marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v Wade (and a little known Supreme Court decision decided on the same day Doe v Bolton which in my opinion had a far greater impact than Roe because it broadened the scope of what “endangering a women’s health” meant to include not just physical but emotional […]

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Are Those Your Bags?

Hey, are these your bags sir? This was the question being asked of me by the TSA agent who needed to look inside my bag. I have to admit I was a little flustered by this; not by the fact the man was doing his job God bless him, I mean honestly I would check […]

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A Father’s Love

The parable of the prodigal son is well known to many even those who may not be very familiar at all with the Bible have some idea about this parable told by Jesus. It is a beautiful parable filled with forgiveness, restoration, reconciliation, fresh starts and new beginnings. The story goes that a young man […]

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Stolen Right Out From Under You

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev used to tell of a time when there was a wave of petty theft in the Soviet Union. To curtail this the authorities put up guards around the factories. At one timberworks in Leningrad, the guard knew the workers in the factory very well. The first evening, out came Pyotr Petrovich […]

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Unfailing Love

There are a few things God can’t do, He can’t lie, He can’t change, He can’t get tired and He can’t break a promise. Oh another really important thing God can’t do…He can’t fail. The enemy thought Christ had failed when He was placed in the tomb but the thrown aside stone and the grave […]

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Grass On Your Path

Prayer is an extremely valuable resource in the life of all followers of Jesus Christ. In fact as a follower of Jesus Christ our desire is to emulate Jesus the best we can. We do this through the reliance on the Holy Spirit and that in and of itself requires us to pray for the […]

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Heavenly Citizenship

If you have done any traveling outside the country you know there is something very important you must keep with you and that’s your passport. A passport is an official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries. Now […]

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Your Hired

My oldest daughter who just turned 10 brought home a school assignment that asked her in essence what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was to write out her answer and to draw a picture of her performing that job. She wrote she wanted to be a server and drew herself inside […]

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Saying Grace

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I have to admit it is one of my favorite holidays. I love being around the table with all the great food and family, laughing and reminiscing over days past, sitting around and watching football and that afternoon nap…I am getting excited just thinking about it all! Having been a pastor now […]

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Spectacles of Faith

I had the opportunity to take my two girls to see the new Peanuts movie with my wife the other day. For some strange reason we thought it would be a good idea to go to the 3-D showing. Did I mention one of my daughters is 2 years old? What on earth ever made […]

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