W.W.J.D. Becomes W.W.A.D.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4…

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The “Real” Apostle Paul

“I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which…

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A Tribute to Bill Keightley

Last night, Bill Keightley, long-time equipment manager for the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball program, died at the age of 81 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Keightley, affectionally known as “Mr. Wildcat,” was in Cincinnati for the Reds opener as he was every year. Here’s a moving MEMORIAL VIDEO TRIBUTE set to…

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Raw Worship

“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 Can you remember the most moving worship service you ever attended? I can, because it was only two days ago, on Easter Sunday.  My wife and I entered the Chapel Service at the Lackland Air…

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Basic Training

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this…

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Tiger Woods

Yesterday, I sat glued to the television as I watched Tiger Woods drop a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to secure a one-shot victory over Bart Bryant who completed a great round at 9-under par. Tiger’s win at the Orlando, Florida, Bay Hill…

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Beam Me Up, Scotty

Have you ever taken a shortcut?  I live for shortcuts.  I love side streets and back roads that save time and keep you moving toward the desired destination. I recently bought a GPS unit, in part, so I can find additional routes that can save time. Unfortunately, I have discovered there…

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Churches Are Too Much Like Car Dealerships

Is there anything in life more frustrating than buying a car? Today my wife and I “attempted” to trade our gas-guzzling SUV for a fuel-efficient sedan. It seems that every time I step on a car lot it tests my Christianity–today was no exception. At one point during today’s trial,…

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Father and Son

Please forgive me for being a little more personal than usual tonight. Three weeks ago my son left for basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. As expected, I did not hear from him at all during the last three weeks. At times, the desire to hear…

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