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Wonderfully Made

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Recently I had the privilege of sharing a brief devotion before a middle school aged volleyball game at our church. Here is the ‘semi-edited’ version.

What do the names James Naismith and William Morgan have in common? They both worked for the YMCA in the 1800s. Naismith created basketball and four years later, Morgan created Mintonette. Morgan thought basketball was too strenuous and fast paced for older Y members, so he created Mintonette.

He called it Mintonette, because the game had a similar shaped court and net as badminton. Only problem is it seemed like no one liked the name. Not long… read more

My friend the cop

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The Apostle Paul who seemed to regularly have run-ins with the law enforcement of his day – arrested and jailed and eventually executed, wrote the following:

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have… read more


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Webster’s Dictionary gives fifteen possible definitions of the word ‘curse.’ Fifteen! Sometimes it is a noun, sometimes a verb. A curse is an expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom would befall someone; a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another; a profane or obscene word, especially as used in anger. You get the idea.

The Bible uses the word as well – over 100 times. And in the Book, it means just what you would expect: to afflict, to vilify, to swear, to vow or make an oath, to stab with words, to doom, to bind… read more

The course of life

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I have walked a few wonderful golf courses. I say ‘walk’ and not ‘played,’ because on one I was only a spectator and I’m not sure you could call my quality of golf ‘play.’ It was more like I ‘played at it.’

Three courses stand out to me. When I was a junior in HS, we took a trip to the Black Hills of SD, where my older brother was working for the summer. The course was difficult (Black Hills!), but it didn’t matter for the beauty all around us was overwhelming! When I was in my… read more

Lessons from an Angry Man

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Last night we completed our six-month journey through the book of Jonah. The reluctant and rebellious prophet was sent by God to the people of Nineveh with a warning to repent. Our study was biographical in nature. The following are twelve lessons from an angry man named Jonah.

  1. Despite your anger issues, God can use you.
  2. It is possible for you to live as if God does not exist.
  3. It is impossible for you to hide from God, so it is better to run toward the will of God than from it!
  4. It is possible for you as a believer to harbor idols in… read more

Before you leave

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A friend of mine who worked third shift called me just a few minutes after 8:00 AM. He had come home from working his eight hours just as he had for years, parked his car, grabbed his lunch pail and then opened the door. It was then he was greeted with the shock of his life. Most of the furniture was missing, his family’s closets were empty and worst of all…his wife, his children and even the family pet were gone. Gone!

In one night, one eight-hour shift, she had packed up all the furniture, the clothes, personal items, photographs, everything…except… read more

Are you Spiritually Fit?

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I recently purchased a "Fitbit" for my wife, so she could track the amount of activity she does in a day. If you're like me you've seen these fitness trackers on every wrist or belt for sometime now as our culture continues to look for technology to enhance our lives. The device counts the number of steps she takes in a day, so goals can be established to increase that number over time. The theory is that if you walk, run, or step more you will increase your physical health enabling you to feel better and enjoy life!

I have to… read more

Why America Doesn't Work

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In 1992, Charles Colson and Jack Eckerd wrote a book with the same title. Their concern then and mine now is the lack of work ethic and integrity. I am very much afraid the situation has worsened rather than improved in the last 25 years. In our attempt to create a ‘better’ (happier) world for our children we have handicapped them and the next generation as well.

Some of my childhood memories include: Growing up in a busy family – music, sports, scouting, work, school and civic responsibilities. But I also remember Saturday mornings were dedicated to house work – all… read more

Looking back - Looking ahead

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Even while you are preparing for company coming tonight or tomorrow, there are moments when alone in your thoughts you discover yourself looking back… and looking ahead. Two ‘Words’ from God come to mind.

Looking back. Joel 2:25, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Israel had wasted a lot of years due to sin, disobedience, mistakes, judgment, etc. This past year we have all wasted those great gifts from God of time and opportunities. We can sit and… read more

'Secrets' to Effective Youth Ministry

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On August 2nd of every year, I call the man who led me to Christ. For it was on that day 46 years ago, he opened his Bible and shared with me the wonderful, life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ. On that day, Jesus saved me and set my path in a direction I could not imagine… and wouldn’t change for anything!

As we spoke, I asked Terry Davenport (who, after these many years, is still a pastor – in Iowa), “What was it that made our church youth group different – so effective?” I asked him that because out of those… read more

Hide God’s Word in Your Heart

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Recently with our Sunday School teachers, I covered the topic of ‘The Value of Memorizing Scripture.’ Among other thoughts, we considered:

The Importance of Memorizing…

  1. The Bible keeps us from sin! Psalm 119:11
  2. Memorized Scripture will come to our rescue when we sin. Psalm 119:9
  3. The Bible enables us to become effective Christians. Ephesians 6:17
  4. The Bible nurtures our growth in Christ. 1 Peter 2:2
  5. Scripture memory improves our prayer life. John 15:7

The Importance of Understanding…

  1. Sometimes we need to memorize something before we understand it.
  2. But to understand it first, aids in memorizing and motivates us to retain it.
  3. This is what Paul told the Corinthians.… read more

Is there strife in your home? Part 3

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It was 1976 and a pastor from Wyoming came to our home in Iowa to interview us for an assistant pastor position in his church. One of the questions he asked startled me and has stayed with me. “Do you and your wife ever fight?”

What would you say? If I tell him ‘Yes’, will the interview be over? If I tell him ‘No’, will he believe me, because I’d be lying?! Well, I took a look at Debbie and then at him and said with chagrin and hesitancy, ‘Yes… we do from time to time.’ There! The truth was out… read more

Is there strife in your home? Part 2

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Last week you had the assignment to kick strife out of your home… and maybe you even changed the locks! Now, lest you get the idea that your home will always be conflict free, let me remind you that when you put two sinners under the same roof, there will be conflict! You might remember when the Apostle Paul and Uncle Barnabas disagreed with what to do about ‘the nephew’, Acts 15. Two of the most godly men you’d every meet, but they disagreed and it got a little intense! Maybe one of these days we can think… read more

Is there strife in your home?

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While reading in the book of Proverbs today, I ran across a note I made perhaps ten years ago. It simply reads, ‘Strife in the home?’ and then lists several verses…

Proverbs 13:10, “Only by pride cometh contention:…”

1 Corinthians 3:3, “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?”

James 4:1, “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”

Ephesians 4:26-31, “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your… read more

I love school!!

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I love school. I get excited looking at school supplies at Walmart. Thoughts of freshly sharpened pencils, the ‘aroma’ of new textbooks and finding a Hostess Snowball in my hand-me-down Gene Autry lunch box, get’s me pumped! How about you?

Too many times I hear children and teens lamenting that school is about to start. And then parents who are happy, not because their children are going to get to learn, but (they wouldn’t put it this way) somebody else can watch their kids for them. I have even heard this during newscasts. What are we teaching our children? ‘You are… read more