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6 BIBLICAL CONCEPTS FOR GENEROUS GIVING

Dear Friends, My Uncle Floyd (my Mom's brother) worked as a commercial concept artist for R. G. LeTourneau in Ft. Worth, Texas many years ago.  Mr. LeTourneau was a committed Christian who built some of the world's largest earth moving equipment at that time.  He was...

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5 ELEMENTS OF BEING A PEACEMAKER

Dear Friends, On the side of a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee Jesus taught the multitude in what we call The Sermon on the Mount.  As Jesus begins His teaching He declares, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Matthew...

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HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH?

Dear Golf Fans and Friends. This week is the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.  For golfers this is the high point of the year as Augusta National Golf Club is as if it were holy ground.  It is also an indication that spring has come (although this year...

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7 THINGS THE RESURRECTION DOES FOR ME

Dear Friends, He is risen!! It is such a joy to be able to worship the Lord on this Resurrection Sunday.  I was thinking about what I experience because the Jesus died for me and rose from the dead on that first Easter morning. Here are 7 things that I experience...

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Paul: Apostle of Christ

Dear Friends, THE CONTEXT—Opening night, Kathy and I went to see the new movie Paul Apostle of Christ. It stars Jim Caviezel (as Luke) and James Faulkner (as Paul). It takes place in 67 AD during Paul’s second imprisonment in Rome. When the book of Acts concludes,...

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3 Ways to Pour into Your Kids

Dear Friends, This week I had an opportunity of talking with a good friend encouraging him to make sure that his children weren’t neglected as he faithfully served the Lord in his ministry. I paraphrased Jesus by saying, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole...

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7 Lessons from Daylight Savings Time

Dear Friends, “YOU’RE BURING DAYLIGHT!” My good friend, Dusty, would say after eating dinner. We used to make evangelistic calls on people who had attended one of our church services. We would meet for dinner around 5pm on Thursday evenings. As we sat there eating and...

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Four Things Jesus did on Monday

Dear Christ-followers: Leading up to Resurrection Sunday this year we are following Jesus day-by-day through the Scriptures. Each Sunday, plus Good Friday, we will examine what He did and taught. My hope is that we will feel more connected to our Lord as He headed to...

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7 Things I Learned from Billy Graham

Dear Family and Friends, I was saddened this week when I learned of the passing of Billy Graham—very happy for him—but very sad for our nation. He was the voice of American Christianity for many decades. I had the incredible honor of meeting Dr. Billy Graham during...

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Our Only Hope

Dear Friends, My heart was grieved when we witnessed the tragedy this past Wednesday at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nikolas Cruz, age 19, went on killing spree that left 17 dead and 15 hospitalized. An ongoing Washington Post analysis has found that more...

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4 Components of Having Your B-E-S-T Marriage

Dear Friends, Today at Conner Prairie at 10:30am we conclude our marriage series: “12 Things Your Spouse Wished You Knew.” One of the powerful concepts I’ve learned about marriage is from Dr. Ed Wheat in his book Love Life for Every Married Couple. He describes how to...

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4 Pillars for Marriage

Dear Friends, Kathy is my Best Friend! I have many wonderful friends, but I she is by far my best friend. I could say to her, “I have a need for companionship that only you can meet!” I believe she would say to me, “I want to be your special sweetheart—respected,...

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