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What, No Mercy?

This summer, our Bible study group has been working through Paul's pastoral epistles - the three letters that were written by Paul to his young pastor friends Timothy and Titus. Other than the letter to Philemon, who was a personal ...

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Back on the Lake…

Until the home that we are in, Janet and I have never lived on a lake. To be perfectly blunt about it, one could argue that the body of water we live on now is a large pond - about ...

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Shedding a Little Tear…

As you may already know, Jill, who is our middle child, and her family are moving back to Indiana after more than 17 years in Oklahoma. While we have missed her terribly, we gave up long ago trying to convince ...

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The Lord’s Supper – on the Moon!

This week has been awash with facts about the Apollo 11 astronauts and their highly successful trip to the moon - as well as their safe return to the earth. Undoubtedly, however, many of you are tired of the newscasts ...

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From the Earth to the Moon…

...and back again! That was the challenge that President John Kennedy committed us to back in 1961. In the beginning of the space race with Russia, Kennedy issued an edict to deploy our resources to land men on the moon ...

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The HS in the OT…

Our daughter, Kristin, and I were having a great conversation earlier today on the Old Testament appearances of the Holy Spirit. Most of us think that the Holy Spirit wasn't around until Pentecost and the start of the New Testament ...

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Remembering Mrs. Long…

She died back in 1987. I didn't remember the date, but I looked it up and she passed away on December 11th. And I couldn't remember her birthday, either. So, I also looked that up and it was on February ...

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Laying Up…

A very dear friend of mine is celebrating his birthday today down in Florida where he lives with his wife and daughter. Mark is a terrific person. We have known each other for thirty years or so and met in ...

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In the Middle of the Night…

I've been sleeping very well lately. In fact, better than very well. Rarely in my life have I had the fitful rest that I have had most of this year. Since this is really noteworthy, even though I usually sleep ...

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Teaching Our “Teknia”…

Last week, Janet and I, along with our daughter, Jill, helped Kristin with vacation Bible School (VBS) for yet another summer. We are getting to be old hands at this and we are now at the point that we have ...

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