Monthly Archives: June 2014

Should Newlyweds Tithe?

Brian’s story:  “When we first married the thought of getting a full-time job and supporting a wife was frightening. I was a Christian, yet I was unsure about tithing 10% of our gross income.  My wife and I prayed about it and … Continue reading

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Ice Blended Mocha

Last week we had four workers digging trenches in our yard and laying pipes. They were all Hispanic and spoke broken English. When they took their lunch break I went outside carrying paper cups and a pitcher of ice blended … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Six years ago a schoolteacher in our fellowship retired.  He wanted to serve God in some way. Could I make a suggestion? Certainly! There were many opportunities for ministering to inmates at the local jail.  Or, perhaps he could teach … Continue reading

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Zimbabwean Preaches Sermon

As an online missionary for GMO (www.globalmediaoutreach.com), I received an email from Gordon in Zimbabwe. He’s a solid Christian, but his life savings and property are gone, confiscated by lawyers through the courts. His question: “What could be wrong?  I have become an … Continue reading

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What’s a Messianic Jew?

A man sat on the bench next to our Bible table at the beach. He began eating his hamburger when I noticed he was wearing a name badge. “So how is that hamburger, Richard?” “Huh? Oh, I forgot I was … Continue reading

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The Poem Became a Song

Writing this blog has provided opportunities to meet the most interesting people!   One new friend who follows the blog lives in Australia.  She ordered my CD and apparently liked my style. She wrote explaining she was a poet!  Would … Continue reading

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Young Love

Many couples today prefer to cohabit rather than marry. Yet there are some who want to obey God and do what is right. One young man said, “If I don’t think of a girl as a girlfriend, then I’m not … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Doing It? Must Be Wrong!

I met Allen at the beach today. He spoke of his love for his 4-year-old daughter whom he gets to see three times a week. I asked if he’d ever been married to her mother.           … Continue reading

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Summit Ministries for Teens

When the twins, Jessica and James were 17, their parents  forced them to attend a two-week program at Summit Ministries Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO.  That’s right, they were forced against their will. Their parents explained that this program would … Continue reading

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Restless People

 “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”       St. Augustine of Hippo, 400 AD Remember my friend Martha who was not interesting in attending Bible study?  She said … Continue reading

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