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I went to the seminary with a future preacher who claimed it was wrong to prepare one’s sermon.  He contended if at the beginning of the sermon he would ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance the Holy Spirit would then use him as His instrument...

When I was in college we humorously referred to a couple of our very bright professors as having a 20/20 I.Q.  Thus I was excited when I first read Ephesians 1:18 where Paul speaks about our “eyes of understanding”.  That’s the King James Version.  The...

There is an interesting YouTube of a man on a street trying to sell a $50 Canadian gold coin for $25.  No one will buy it.  He is even standing near a store that buys gold so someone could go inside and check its value. ...

Do you ever wakeup about 4 AM with a parched mouth?  You want to roll over and go back to sleep but something cool and refreshing slipping over your dry lips would be an oasis.  The longer you wait the more intense the thirst.  Finally...

There are times that David makes me gasp in astonishment.  In Psalm 26 he wrote, “Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 2 Test me, O LORD, and try me; examine my...

In our little city and most likely also in yours there are markings on the street for bikers where there are traffic lights.  If you are on a bike and want the light to detect you so it will turn green for you, you have...

I grew up in central Pennsylvania and like every area (especially before television standardized American English) we had our own colloquialisms.  “It’s all” meant it’s finished like when Porky Pig says, “That’s all Folks.”   Or as in “That’s all she wrote.”  It wasn’t until I...

We have some very nice neighbors who for many years we pass on our evening walks.  We stop and chat.  We know tons about them.  We know where they work and what they do.  We know about their sons and what college courses they are...

It was fifty years ago this past weekend when I first became a pastor.  My wife and I left the seminary in late August and went off for our new adventure.  Everything we owned was in a 5 by 7 foot U-Haul trailer as we...

They appeared to be in their twenties and seemed to be very enamored.  They (and I say this as tenderly as possible) appeared to be on the lower side of gifted.  Perhaps challenged is the correct word.  They were at Burger King and their hugging...