We go

  Pastor David is a Ugandan pastor and personal friend.  He gives me a ride on his dirt bike to visit other pastors when I am teaching there.  His dirt bike is not really made for two people, but we make it work.  The hardest part is climbing aboard.  First, Pastor David...
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Because I said so

  My mother is a wonderful person.  I never get tired of bragging about her.  She has a quiet spirit about her that I deeply appreciate.  Perhaps this quiet spirit is the reason she pasted a bumper sticker to our kitchen window.  It read, “I’m the Mommy.  That’s why!”  There...
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Keep It Simple Sweetheart

  I began my military career at basic training the summer before my senior year of high school.  Basic training provided a great opportunity to grow up a bit faster.  Among other things, I learned to get out of bed without hitting a snooze alarm.  I learned to take orders...
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Independence Day

  I celebrated Independence Day early this year.  A young Dickinson man just began his military career at Annapolis, and I have been living vicariously through him and his family.  I have known him since he was a young boy.  I have seen him tackle one life challenge after...
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A proper stirring

  The Feast of Booths was at hand, and Jesus was nowhere to be seen (John 7).  Jesus had already begun his public ministry, and the crowd obviously expected Him to attend the feast.  In His absence, Jesus was the talk of the crowd, “And there was much muttering about him...
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Our Father

  Prayer appears to be one of the more difficult things for Christians to understand.  The topic of prayer invokes many questions.  What is it?  How does it work?  And how do we actually pray?  Jesus taught about prayer within His famous Sermon on the Mount.  “Pray, then,...
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Fear not

  Our church hosts Hope Christian Academy in our facilities.  It is a privilege and honor to have the option of Christian schooling in our community.  For years the school only educated students through junior high, but they recently added a high school.  They graduated...
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No you don’t

  I was driving and listening to some sports radio last week.  I don’t remember the topic, but I do remember the announcer talking about his and his wife’s religious upbringing.  He was raised with one religion, and his wife followed another.  He said they both believe in...
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The way out

  I used to play a game with my children when they were very small.  I would get down on my hands and knees and encircle one of them as they laid on the floor.  I would then lift one arm or one leg and exclaim, “There is one way out!  Find it!”  There were times when my...
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Mind your own business

  We have all heard it, and many of us have said it.  Mind your own business.  I am the oldest of four children, and the next in line is my brother, Justin.  It was often tempting to question my parents.  Why does Justin get to do this?  When are you going to make Justin do...
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