Tag: faith

Building (or Rebuilding) TRUST

In one season or another, every one of us has needed to either build or rebuild trust: the new pastor coming into the church; the husband or wife whose marriage is enduring the heartbreak of hurtful decisions; the political leader balancing what is just with what is popular; the parent speaking timely wisdom to his or her teenager; the friend…

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Healing for a Sorrowful Soul

“My life is down in the dust; give me life through your word. I told you about my life, and you answered me; teach me your statutes. Help me understand the meaning of your precepts so that I can meditate on your wonders. I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word.” (Psalm 119:25-28) Sorrow of the soul is…

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Every Word a Gift

As a pastor and church leader for twenty years, I have come to believe that many of our problems come back to this—we just don’t know how to talk to people. I am often amazed to sit in a room with a group of people who all agree on the basic fundamentals of an issue and all hope to see…

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Does Hell Know Your Name?

Out of sheer boredom I just read an article online listing several celebrities who actually used the line, “Don’t you know who I am?!” One was arrested for DUI, another was kicked out of a concert for trying to access the VIP area without a badge, and another was thrown out of a bar for being disruptive. When the authorities…

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Christmas Presents (John 1:14, 10-11)

What is the best Christmas present you ever received? I guess I can’t say for certainty in my years which was the “best,” but I can say that there is one Christmas present I received over twenty years ago that I still use regularly and have no desire to replace anytime soon. Mom and Dad gave me a Callaway Hawkeye…

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