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Your child won’t do more than you

The goal of EVERY Christian parent ought to be to get their children to heaven! (Oh, how I wish that sentence could have said, “The goal of EVERY Christian parent IS to get their children to heaven!” But, unfortunately, that would not be an accurate statement.) Are you a Christian parent? Do you still have children at home? Is there anything you want MORE than for your…

The top of the endangered creatures list

The snail darter upheld construction of the Tellico Dam on the Little Tennessee River in 1975, because it was on the endangered species list. The construction project would be inconvenienced rather than put this little fish in harm’s way. The Braken Bat Cave Meshweaver spider halted a highway construction project in San Antonio in 2012, because it was considered an endangered species. The plans for…

What the wise seeks and finds

The book of Proverbs has much to say about someone who is a fool. A fool “lacks wisdom” (10:3), “despises wisdom” (1:22), “mocks at sin” (14:9) and “feeds on foolishness” (15:14). Still more, the book of Proverbs has much to say about someone who is wise. Which are you? The wise person is one who will “receive commands” (10:8). How do you handle commands? The wise person…

New opportunities

When a new year arrives, it is often greeted with great anticipation of new opportunities that will be presented. What “new opportunities” would you like to see in the new year? What “new opportunities” would just make your day if they came your way? May I challenge every child of God to enter the new year looking for new opportunities FOR THE LORD! Instead of…

New and different

When you see advertisements for products, what catches attention is if there is something “NEW” about it. People like “new” things, “new” ideas, “new” technology. Even the Athenians in Paul’s day “spent their time in nothing else but either to tell or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). So it is in religion, many folks are looking for something “new,” and so many churches…

Use your words to make a positive difference

The young lady collecting money at the first drive-thru window was looking pretty down. She was wearing a mask and the afternoon sun was intensely hot that day. She was also wearing two medical bracelets to notify potential first responders of her serious medical issues. On top of all that, the drive-thru was painfully slow that day, as the restaurant was horribly understaffed. Was the slow…

Be quick to hear

James 1:19 is certainly a verse that each of us ought to memorize. It is one of those verses that we need to hide in our heart, so that we sin against the Lord less (Psa. 119:11). There is much to emphasize in the verse, including where we often focus—be “slow to speak” and “slow to anger.” But before those two instructions is this—“be quick…

Brother or sister, please don’t turn!

Sometimes our faith weakens. Sometimes our trust wavers. Sometimes our confidence wanes. Sometimes our priorities shift. Sometimes our devotion fades. Sometimes our desires change. And, when that happens, sometimes we fall from where we need to be. We may even “turn.” God was the one who used the word “turn” to describe the action that a mind/heart takes, which is followed by the body/life. While one may “turn TO” God…