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When Spam Just Won’t Do!

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As a kid, I could eat Spam with the best of them. If you are not familiar with the meat-product known as Spam, well, you have missed out!

I remember spending the night at my grandmother’s house and a frequent menu item was none other than Spam! My grandmother suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, so cooking was very difficult for her. But Spam, that was easy enough to make!  Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A Little Thing Called Faith

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If I were to ask you, what is an essential of the Christian life?

I am sure there would be many answers given. Some would answer humility. Others would say patience. Some would reply with love. Or perhaps some would offer servanthood, compassion, obedience or the like. 

Surely, one answer would be faith.

Faith is an interesting thing. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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It’s Too Messy to Clean Up!

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Chores. Everyone loves them, right? Okay, probably not! I remember my “Chore List” hanging on the refrigerator as a kid.

Kids do not like chores because it is work. As a parent, I have found I do not like my kids chores, because it is work for me! I have to tell them to pick up, clean up, throw away, stop playing . . . etc. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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When God Hurls a Screamer High and Tight! (More on Jonah)

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Storms and storm imagery are used often in Scripture to teach and instruct. God uses these fits of nature for his purpose in several ways. Storms, as one studies biblical theology, become a fitting motif.

In the last couple of posts, we have turned our attention to Jonah. As Jonah heads out across the Mediterranean in his ill-advised, ill-schemed and ill-fated attempt to flee God’s presence, God uses a storm to stop Jonah’s impromptu vacation in its tracks.

But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. (Jonah 1.4)

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N-O: NO! (What is Your Nineveh?)

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A couple of days ago, I posted about the first chapter of Jonah. You can find that post HERE.

I gave a devotional at a church training seminar yesterday on the topic (thanks for the inspiration Bro. Jeff!).

I took a bit of a different angle to it. While in Atlanta, I saw and bought a “No” Button. It is a simple device. It is a big round button that has the word NO written in white letters and when you press the button, shock shock!, it says NO! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A One-Way Ticket to Tarshish, a.k.a Trouble!

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Yesterday (Sunday), my family had the opportunity of going back to our former home church. I wrote about the place we once lived in the previous post.

We were there for the commissioning service of a couple who are friends of ours. They have been called by God to go to Brazil as missionaries. Their commissioning service was last night and it was a joy for us to be there for that moment. My wife actually sang as part of the service. It is funny, no one ever asks me to sing! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Where Am I Again?!

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As a wise person once quipped, A place is only a place if it is found on a map. 

Okay, I just made that up. I know of no wise person, or otherwise person, who quipped, stated, suggested, opined, bloviated, declared, announced, proclaimed or spouted the above quotation.

But, it does make sense! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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