Camping with Jesus

The recent warm weather has me thinking about spring.  I look forward to playing tennis outside, fishing out of my boat, and camping with my family.  There is something very intimate about camping in tents.  The walls of our house allow us to retreat to different rooms.  The...
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An act of God

  Fatherhood is one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs I have.  Watching the news is a good example.  I just returned from Africa and wanted to catch up on current events.  Obama was still president when I flew out, and Trump has been at work for a full two weeks...
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Emotion is no substitute for action

  We surely live in an emotional time.  Social media provides us with ample opportunity to react to the world around us.  I see people complaining about restaurants, government, and even private family issues online.  I know it is tempting to get something off your chest.  I...
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I need a hero

  I love the relationship between Elijah and Elisha.  Elisha was discipled by Elijah.  Elisha was hungry to know God the way Elijah did.  We read about their final days together in 2 Kings 2.   Elijah was approaching his departure into heaven, and he kept telling Elisha it...
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Aim to please

  I had the honor of keeping an eye on a friend’s house while his family was out of town for the holidays.  I made sure the heater was working; I checked the mail and newspaper boxes.  That was all easy stuff.  Then the Christmas snow storm dumped about a foot and a half in...
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Known by God

  The recent snow trapped me inside and gave me time for some home painting projects.  I wanted to paint two of our bedrooms for some time now.  This storm gave me the chance.  We cleared the rooms, and I went to work.  First I filled the nail holes and performed a few other...
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Come let us adore Him

  There are so many good Christmas songs.  One of the most uplifting has to be O Come All Ye Faithful. O come, all ye faithful, joyful, and triumphant; come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; come and behold Him, born the King of angels. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;...
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Dreaming of a white Christmas

  I am a Christmas music guy.  I enjoy all kinds of Christmas music.  The classic crooners stir up nostalgic feelings, and the children’s songs make me feel young again.  One particular song has taken new meaning in my heart this year.  That is Elvis Pressley’s Blue...
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Rejoice exceedingly with great joy

  I was reading last night about the wise men in the second chapter of Matthew.  I like to affectionately refer to them as the Wise Guys.  These guys amaze me.  They saw the star of Christ in the East and made a long journey to worship Jesus.  After a short detour with King...
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The inconvenient call of God

  The Christmas season is upon us.  Like many others, I like to read the Christmas story this time of year, and each year I seem to gravitate to different people in the story.  The wise men captured my attention one year.  Last year, I was fascinated with Simeon and Anna...
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