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Yesterday we talked about our being imitators of God as Paul counseled us in Ephesians 5:1.  One of my really good and smart friends wrote back with the following, “Saw the subject line.  And between my old age and dyslexic eye sight. . . I...

The New King James Version translates Ephesians 5:1 as “Therefore be imitators of God.”  And I respond, “Really? Can Paul be serious?”  Just what is he saying?  There is no way I can imitate God and speak worlds into existence.  There is no way I...

I don’t know what she saw but it initiated a full scale attack.  All 100 pounds of our beautiful black lab hurled toward the dangerous object.  Unfortunately there was a thick glass storm door in her way.  I have never heard such a sound before...

I had a chore this morning that needed two extension cords for extra distance.  I plugged them in and started across the yard.  However, I ran out of cord before arriving at my destination.  Looking back to see what was wrong I discovered instead of...

Lots of prayers and some very good doctors have been responsible for my recovery from leukemia.  I am going on three years of excellent health for which I am deeply grateful.  However, there have been some undesirable remnants.  One of which is I have been...

This afternoon I called one of those Papa places to order a pizza.  I told the girl I wanted a large with two toppings and asked her the price.  She told me it was $16.00.  I then said I was sure she could offer me...

One very pleasant evening I walked down a street in Honduras and passed house after house watching American television plucked from satellites.  A few years later I sat in Moscow, Russia and watched the Today show while I was having breakfast.  It does not matter...

I received a pamphlet today from the Audubon Society telling me how to attract birds to my yard.  Numbers one through three are to provide food, water and shelter.   This isn’t much different from evangelism.  We want to draw people to to our churches and...

The art of preaching is the art of motivation. One can move a crowd with fear, another can do it with pride, another can motivate with love.  If you have attended church much in your life you will have heard all three.  Perhaps some of...

There is a bank in our city advertising on a billboard with huge letters beside the face of a pretty lady, “Banking should be about a relationship not about transactions.”  REALLY!  So it doesn’t matter if they make mistakes on my monthly statement, it only...