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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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What if Jesus Were You?

What if, for 24 hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule?  Your boss becomes His boss, your mother becomes His mother, your pains become His pains?  With one exception, … Continue reading

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I Didn’t See That Coming

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV) 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.   When the Israelites were in the desert, God fed … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name Anyway?

Today was one of the happiest days of my life.  It is the day that my first child arrived.  I was so excited when I heard he was a boy. I have always wanted to have a boy.  Each night, … Continue reading

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Bosco’s Last Gift

Just two nights ago I heard the news.  Bosco, my wife’s family dog, had to be put to sleep.  It was hard news for everyone to hear.  Bosco had reached the point where he could no longer get up so … Continue reading

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Help Me I’m Falling

We all know people in our lives who proclaim to have given their life to God.  It is a joyous event when they step over the faith line.  They are all revved up about Jesus and you can see their … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Outer Darkness

Have you ever thought about how frightening space is?  The void, the darkness, the cold, the silence and the vacuum.  We can only experience it through the glass of a climate-controlled space helmet because it’s so deadly. It lacks the … Continue reading

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