I have been following the daily updates on the horrible oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. No matter your political persuasion or environmental views the pictures of oil drenched wild life and stained beaches are disturbing and discouraging. Watching the news reports reminded me just how much we all rely on God’s creation to sustain us.
Submitted by Hal Warren on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 00:00
When I was small, I had a fascination with rocks and minerals of all sorts and especially admired the beauty that was hidden in seemingly ordinary rocks that had been polished in a rock tumbler. To wit, when my boys were younger I lived out my childhood fantasy – as many of us parents must admit that we do - of owning a rock tumbler for them! We carefully followed the directions of loading rocks to be polished along with the coarsest polishing compound into the rock tumbler and turned it on. We then discovered that rock tumbling is the source of an insatiate whining and grinding noise that must continue for weeks to remove the rough outer exterior of the rocks and reveal the hidden beauty within!
Submitted by Lance Ponder on Fri, 07/16/2010 - 00:00
“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.” 2 Pe 2:1 (NKJV)
Submitted by Lance Ponder on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 00:00
“Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15.(NKJV)
Does it make any difference what you choose to believe about origins? If not, then this document and every assertion made by anyone with any belief about origins is wasted. If it does matter, then why?
Submitted by Hal Warren on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 00:00
There once was a lumberjack that lived around the time that chainsaws were first introduced. This lumberjack was so strong and experienced that he could cut down ten trees a day using only hand tools. However, while picking up supplies at a store, the salesmen convinced him that he could double or triple the number of trees cut down per day if he used one of the new chainsaws.
One of the most difficult things for a man to do is to admit when he is wrong. Even though any person of sound mind is keenly aware that there are many areas of life in which we all struggle and fail, it remains a painfully difficult process for a man to swallow his pride and openly admit his error.
Whether you realize it or not, all of us are in leadership at one level or another. You may be in upper management or you may just be struggling to manage your own life, but all of us are responsible to lead something. So it makes sense that every one of us can benefit from solid leadership principles.
Submitted by Michael Garrett on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 00:00
Father's day passed not too long ago and I was watching a movie with my boys, Night at the Museum 2. If you have seen either 1 or 2 you know there is an artifact that brings museum things to life. While in Washington DC it brought Lincoln to life.
I have always been drawn to the first chapter of Proverbs. More specifically the verses 20-21, “Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech”. Solomon knew a thing or two about wisdom. He asked God for it and God granted his request.
Submitted by Hal Warren on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 00:00
As a teacher of men and women and a ministry to men leader in the Body of Christ for many years, it has been my concern that very few seem to grow up spiritually to the point of being able to help others grow in the faith. (1 Corinthians 3:1-3. Hebrews 5:11-14)
My mind is full this weekend with thoughts of dads. Sunday is Father's Day, I just walked through the birthday of my father who passed away earlier this year, my boys expressed missing having me around like they used to, and I have been wondering what the world would be like if more dads were into being better at daddness.
Submitted by Michael Garrett on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 00:00
Jesus was asked "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
If you noticed Jesus was asked many questions throughout the Gospels. And in each instance he knew the hearts of those who were asking and answered as to what, he knew, they needed to hear. Many times Jesus was also asked things to see if he would slip up and give a wrong answer. The "experts" wanted to find some reason to hate Jesus.
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