Author Archives: Rus Howard

Rest for Your Soul

Not only must the inner sanctuary be kept right with God, but the outer courts as well are to be brought into perfect accord with God. (1) In these words Oswald Chambers states the obvious, your outer life needs to match your … Continue reading

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God Made Me This Way

“God made me this way!” “Really!  Do you really believe God made you a grumpy, self-centered, impatient clod?” … the conversation paused. Now, I would understand if someone who believes in evolution and unintelligent design said this.   I would also pity … Continue reading

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Pride is The Fall!

Pride does not come before the fall.  It is not my intent to dispute the truth of Proverbs 16:18: “Pride comes before destruction, an arrogant spirit before a fall!” I simply want to make the case that pride is THE Fall. Pride assumes that … Continue reading

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Ask Less, Accept More

In my preaching, teaching, and counseling I tell Christians, “God will provide!” In my personal life, I ask God to provide more. There is a disconnect between my teaching and my living. It makes since that if I trusted God to … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Turf

We’re living here on the devil’s turf. (1) Sport teams frequently name their stadium, arena, court, or field, after a local hero.  We have: Lambeau Field for Packers Coach Curly Lambeau; Wrigley Field for Cubs owner William Wrigley, Jr.; The Dean Dome for UNC … Continue reading

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Whatever I love is my god

This quote by St. Augustine frequently causes me to reflect on what are the things I love. How do you know what you love?  I go by what I grieve losing.  If I am sad to have lost something, then … Continue reading

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God’s Trip to Somewhere Else

Faith never knows where it is being led. (1) This may be our biggest problem with faith, not knowing where it will lead us. While I permit my wife, my administrative assistant, and God to add things to my daily calendar. … Continue reading

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