Conversion Hymn

Charles was raised in a pastor’s home with a saintly mother. He was religious, but in 1738 he trusted his life to Jesus. In the first year, Charles found victory over his bad temper and his drinking problem. To celebrate his one-year anniversary of his conversion, he wrote a hymn with eighteen verses. His brother, …

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Goliath Sized

I John 4:4 says we are overcomers because the One in us is greater than the one in the world. David was even younger and smaller than Israelites soldiers who were quaking in fear of the Philistines and Goliath. But David was a giant on the inside. It wasn’t arrogance; it was just confidence in …

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Transformational Discipleship

I reviewed notes from our district’s February 2020 Winter Retreat. Mike McCoy of 360 Church compared effective discipleship to an AA group. He said Christians really need a spiritual sponsor to meet with each week. We most often address the real-life issues in our lives in small, personal settings where there is high trust. Without …

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Facing Fears

I listened to a thought-provoking John Maxwell podcast on “Facing Fear with Nic Wallenda.” 2020 has brought fear into the spotlight. We all have fears (especially in a pandemic). Some fears are more obvious than others, but it is just a matter of what we fear and how we express it. One person fears being …

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Tree Service

How do we take down a huge Cottonwood tree that leans dangerously over a garage? We don’t. We didn’t have the manpower, expertise, experience, or the equipment. Even the local professionals didn’t have equipment big enough to fell this tree—and save the garage. A half dozen experienced guys worked with two cherry pickers, chainsaws, ropes …

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