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FAITH in Our Covering

FAITH in our Covering           A friend sent me a picture he snapped while in downtown Nashville recently. Sadly, it captures the struggle going on for the heart and soul of much of the American Church—and … Continue reading

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The Truth About Deception

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. (I Timothy 4:1 NIV) While reading in I John this morning, the Holy Spirit began to emphatically speak … Continue reading

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The Gift of Obedience

Merry Christmas!  If you are like me, this time of year always brings a child-like excitement with it.  If you are like me, this time of year always comes too quickly and ends too soon.  And, if you are like … Continue reading

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An Un-American Church

The Church in America and Europe is failing—and fast.  Over the past 100 years, 4,300 people have left the church daily in Europe and North America—and that rate is increasing rapidly.  Think of it—every day for over 100 years—over 36,500 … Continue reading

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Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters.  After almost 27 years of having children underfoot (or behind the wheel…), Tina and I are facing that great transition into an empty nest next month.  While we are crazy about our kids—and granddaughter—we are actually looking forward … Continue reading

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Why First Church?

As is hopefully obvious, Livingston First Church, which I pastor, has adopted new signage and a new logo, which simply says “First Church.” As with every decision made in the life of this church, many people were involved along the … Continue reading

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God is using “Conquering Control!”

I recently received a Facebook message from a couple of special Christian parents in another state.  Their son had found Conquering the Game of Control on a book cart…at the local jail.  While his incarceration was short and for a … Continue reading

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Amazed by God’s Favor

I just finished reading about renewal in the United Methodist Church found in the December issue of Charisma Magazine – an article written by me.  The publishing of “A Fresh Method” is another example of the remarkable ways the Lord … Continue reading

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A Long, Busy Summer

It has been two months since my last blog, for which I am truly sorry.  All I can tell you is that it has been a very long and busy Summer–not traumatic or horrible–just extremely full and at times, even hectic. The … Continue reading

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The King Owns the Contents

I was deep in prayer last week concerning the book Conquering the Game of Control (and future writing projects) that this website was built to promote.  I discovered a couple weeks ago that if a person types in a phrase such as … Continue reading

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