An October East Texas Ride

The drive was nice. It was a diversion. There is one thing that I can always do, and I should always see that one thing through. 15 He is the image of the invisible God,the firstborn over all creation.16 For everything was created by Him,in heaven and on earth,the visible and the invisible,whether thrones or dominionsor rulers …

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Joy in a Simple Hamburger -Copenhagen, Denmark

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26, English Standard Version). I have been to many cities in my life. Some I have really liked, some not so much. I spent six …

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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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Why Me?

23 A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord    when they delight in his way.24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down,    because the Lord holds their hand. (Proverbs 37:23-24, Common English Bible) I know, I am late again. I debated with myself yesterday and ended up not writing at all. I wanted to write today (Monday) but to …

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

I hate it when I drive down, and a sermon idea pops into my head. I am driving (and usually in a hurry), I can't ignore the street to write it down. I would have to pull off the road to write them down. Like I said, I am usually in a hurry so that …

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On the Spiritual Trail: The Lifesaving Station (Manuscript)

26 John answered, “I baptize with water. Someone greater stands among you, whom you don’t recognize. 27 He comes after me, but I’m not worthy to untie his sandal straps.” 28 This encounter took place across the Jordan in Bethany where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God …

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We Must Be Kind

As I said yesterday, I have had concern for the past couple of years about the way we treat each other. It seems to me that it is easier today to see people being unkind to one another than to find those who spread kindness. I want to live in a kinder world. I want …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Video)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Manuscript)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say:‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive everyone who …

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Prayers for Schools

2020 has been a year like no other. I am hearing a lot of people saying, "I can't wait for that ball to drop in Time's Square to bring 2021." I have no idea if 2021 will be better than 2020 or not and honestly, I am not worried about it either. The 2020-2021 school …

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