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HOW TO LEARN TO TRUST GOD

Dear Friends, "One of the most difficult things to do in life is to trust God."  Have you ever heard anyone say that, or have you ever thought it yourself?  Everything in us wants to take matters into our own hands and make something happen.  Waiting on God and...

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HOW TO REALLY KNOW GOD

Dear Friends, I recently read a book Entitled "With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God" by Skye Jethani.  It challenged the way we think of, and relate to God.  I hope you will listen to my story as an illustration of the concepts developed in this book. BELIEVED...

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HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS SUFFERING

Dear Friends, During times in my life when I was suffering the most (like when my wife was killed by a drunk driver or when my son had a traumatic brain injury) many Christians tried to provide comfort and consolation.  Although their heart was in the right place,...

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HOW TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY NOW

Dear Friends, This past week my oldest grandson, Travis, played in his first football game.  They executed what they had been taught and were able to enjoy a 32-0 victory in their very first game. Did you know God intends for you and me to enjoy victory in our lives?...

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HOW TO TAKE THE RIGHT NEXT STEP

Dear Friends, Have you ever prayed for God to lead you?  Has there been a situation where you were truly seeking His will and His direction in your life?  Have you asked Him to show you how to make the right next step? After the Lord miraculously healed Graham, He...

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3 STEPS TO PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL HEALING

Dear Friends, Today (August 5) is our 29th Wedding Anniversary for Kathy and me.  This past Monday was also the 8th anniversary of the traumatic brain injury of our son, Graham.  Many of you know the story, but today I would like to take you "inside the ropes" by...

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4 CONCEPTS TO HELP YOU PASS (NOT FAIL) YOUR TEST

Dear Friends, Some of you are currently going through a difficult test…or you know someone who is.  It might be a tragedy, a sickness, a death in the family, a financial disaster, a loss of a job or relationship, but it is causing an extreme emotional struggle.  Can...

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WHEN GOD SEEMS UNFAIR

Dear Friends, About 4,000 years ago there was a godly man by the name of Job (pronounced Jobe) whose day started like any other, but by late evening his life was in shambles.  We learn that this was the result of a test that God had allowed.  In this test he lost his...

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4 STEPS TO FOCUS YOUR LIFE

Dear Friends, This past week I read a biography on one of my heroes of the faith:  Jonathan Edwards.1  He was born in 1703 in Connecticut and by the time he was 18 years old began writing a series of resolutions that he determined would guide his life.  In 1741, while...

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WHAT GOD TAUGHT ME ABOUT FORGIVENESS

Dear Friends, I won't write about this every week, but wanted to tell you a little more of my story of when Donna was killed 30 years ago this past June 17th.  As I was recovering from my injuries I was confronted with the reality of forgiving the person who hit our...

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7 THINGS GOD TAUGHT ME THROUGH TRAGEDY

Dear Friends, This past June 17th was the 30th Anniversary of the passing of my wife, Donna.  On that Friday evening, thirty years ago we were out together on a date to celebrate my 35th Birthday.  We enjoyed dinner and a movie and by 10:15pm we were on our way...

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THE SUICIDE EPIDEMIC vs. THE POWER OF HOPE

Dear Friends, In the last couple of weeks I have had to deal with the impact of a number of suicides.  It's always incredibly difficult to minister to the family left behind when their loved one has died at his or her own hand.  My heart goes out to the family members...

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