Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over, …

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It was Meant to Be (a Poem)

While watching television last night a character said, "It was meant to be." The statement is fairly close to Leslie Weatherhead's "Ultimate will of God." But, there is a great deal of range between "It was meant to be" and the "Ultimate Will of God." As I contemplated the statement, "It was meant to be," …

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Stretching and Reaching

13 Brothers and sisters, I know that I have not ·yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the ·past and stretching and reaching forward to what is ahead, 14 I keep ·trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14, Expanded Bible) As I started …

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Shedding Tears

Today is a painful day for my family. We lay my brother-in-law, Victor Campbell to rest. His life was hard at times. He was not ashamed to tell people he was a recovering alcoholic and I put the emphasis on recovering. Victor made a lot of mistakes in this life. He paid a heavy price …

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Forever Days

Today is another Song Styles Saturday. This is a new song in both lyrics and music. I wrote the lyrics yesterday and just finished the music this morning. The song is in Memory of My Brother-in-Law, Victor Campbell who passed away last Sunday. I knew Victor for almost 20 years. I knew him to be …

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My Heart Grieves

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God …

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