God so loved the world…

  The best recognized verse in the entire Bible is John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  God so loved the world.  Who or what is the world spoken of...
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Christian medicine

  My wife and I lived in a small North Dakota town when we were first married.  My heart to serve the community drove me to volunteer for the local ambulance service.  I enjoyed camaraderie among the volunteers, and I loved benefitting the lives of others.  I also learned...
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Belonging to God

  Wrestling was my sport in high school.  I loved everything about it.  I loved the challenge of head-to-head competition.  I took pride in physical and mental toughness.  I even enjoyed grueling practices… but not at first.  Wrestling was painful.  I would often go home and...
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Who do you think you are?

  I dream of owning a good bird dog someday.  I love dogs, but I have never quite understood dog parks.  They must be great for the dogs, because I see people there with their furry friends.  This is odd to me, because it always seems awkward when dogs meet out in the open. ...
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I’m home

  A house is nice, but it is great to have a home.  A home is a place where you belong to each other.  A home is where love and commitment bind family members together in safety and security.  I was fortunate to grow up in a home with loving parents and siblings.  I may have...
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Behold the Lamb of God

  I am humbled and pleased to work with a group of pastors in Kobwin, Uganda.  I visited them recently and had the honor of starting our week by preaching.  This was my fourth trip there, and we have become friends.  However, I was not expecting to be introduced as a son of...
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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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Production is No Substitute for Reproduction

We had a great library at my high school.  Well-stocked with books and magazines, the room was organized efficiently with comfortable seating, and signs were strategically positioned to inspire thought.  I still remember one of those signs.  It said, “Give a man a fish, and he...
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Action is no Substitute for Production

I worked for a young farmer when I was sixteen years old.  The farmer was only a few years older than I was; he married right after high school and did not yet have children to work alongside him.  We hauled square bales, built fence, and shoveled grain.  It was all hard work,...
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