Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Happy Heart Dances

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face.” Proverbs 15:13 Music is a sweet salve for the soul. When I am troubled, restless, or in a really rotten mood, the best thing I can do for the world is to put … Continue reading

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Trust God and Act Boldly

In this life, we hear the sounds, not the symphony. (1) We never see the whole picture of life.  Even in this Information Age of digital technology,  scientific discovery, and higher education we only know a fraction of all there is to know. … Continue reading

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My Sin Made Me a Better Person

The way you handle your sin is as important as the sin itself. (1) A friend came to me recently to let me know how I had hurt them awhile ago.  Since my offense, our relationship had been broken for them, while … Continue reading

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Consequences and Gifts

Mercy is a gift. It is undeserved. (1) With common compassion we redefine words and concepts, using them to please the longings of our hearts.  Mercy, along with grace and justice, are three words which we commonly misuse. Justice is giving people what they deserve. Mercy is not giving … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

The greatest measuring rod of love  in the life of a Christian is forgiveness. (1) My counseling load has been on the upswing lately.   My Christian brothers and sisters are experiencing amnesia.  They can pray “Forgive us our debts …” but … Continue reading

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Good Roots, Good Life Preaching Notes Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. His delight is in … Continue reading

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The Serene Beauty

The serene beauty of a holy life  is the most powerful influence in the world next to the might of God. (1) I want to believe that Pascal is speaking truth because it seems that sin, evil, and self-centered hedonism has … Continue reading

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