What You Gain in Salvation

Three and a half years ago my wife and I bought our first house. This was a big step for us, but after watching countless episodes of HGTV, we thought we were well prepared. However, there were a few surprises, one of them being all the “extras” that we didn’t plan on acquiring. Let me […]

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A Bible Reading Audit

How much do you read the Bible? No really…..how much do you actually read the Bible? When I was in High School, I used to read Sports Illustrated cover to cover every week. I guess you could say it was my Bible. I loved to play sports, but I loved to watch sports and follow […]

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Set Free!

Ever visited a prison before? Last month I had the opportunity to visit a friend in prison for the second time. My friend has already served many years of a life sentence, but he is hopeful that in the next few years he will get parole. We had a wonderful visit and it was fascinating (and […]

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Knowing the Christ of Christmas

Hard to believe, but in just a few short days, we will be celebrating Christmas! Now that I am a little older (those of you over 50, please don’t take offense to that statement), I am amazed at how quickly Christmas comes and goes. Sometimes in the midst of all the chaos, I struggle to […]

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Forward Ever, Backward Never

When I was in Africa last month, I learned a lot about the history of Ghana. One of the most fascinating aspects was learning about Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah. His presidency ended suddenly in 1966 when he was overthrown by a military coup when he was out of the country. It has even been […]

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Our Citizenship is in Heaven

This past May we were in Ohio visiting family and decided to take a little day trip up to Put-in-Bay, which is an island in Lake Erie. We had a super day, doing all kinds of fun stuff and enjoying some good food along the way. Near the end of the day, I decided to […]

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Sin Detox

Around five years ago, I started to wonder about my diet. I was constantly dealing with migraines and my overall health wasn’t that good. Part of my problem was a serious heart condition, but I also started to wonder if I was gluten intolerant. Both of my sisters dealt with that and I started to […]

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True Glory

You have probably heard by now that Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday, his first major championship in 11 years. Like many, I was happy to see Tiger back on top. From 1997-2008, Tiger dominated the sport of golf and won 14 majors, but in the 11 years since then (and in the prime […]

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“Just Living the Dream”

When we lived in New York State, I think we had the best garbage guys ever. They were a ragtag crew of two, operating in an old, way past its prime, shouldn’t be on the road, kind of garbage truck. On our garbage day (Thursday if I remember correct) we never knew what time they […]

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