Monthly Archives: August 2012

A New Song to Sing

I had never been depressed to this level before, it was so overwhelming. All I could think about was how my health had hit the bottom, and that my job was at stake. While I grappled to get my life … Continue reading

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Love

My friend, Jan, regularly reads my Manna devotions and has asked me to write on the subject of love.  And, once again, I look for wisdom in the scriptures. I use the New International Version for a clearer understanding for … Continue reading

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Give Us a King

In this cycle we go through every four years, our nation attempts to decide who will lead our country for the next four years. From Abraham to Samuel, a period of about 1400 years, the children of Abraham, Isaac and … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Word

Everywhere we turn enemies of God try desperately to make Christians out to be the bad guy. They say the message we preach is out of date and out of style, that it does not fit the time and hour … Continue reading

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The Predator

I had made that walk many nights to the old barn. I was maybe thirteen or fourteen years old at the time. We owned around ten horses; one mare had a new born colt with her inside the barn. Dad … Continue reading

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They Didn’t Know

Louise and I met in 1987 when I was looking to buy my first home in Phoenix. Before it was over, I’d bought and sold several homes; all with Louise as my agent. So many families that live in Phoenix … Continue reading

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Say So

A Church member said to their preacher, “You should have come to the hospital. I was sick and in need of prayer.” The preacher says, “I didn’t know you were in the hospital.” The Church member replies, “You’re the preacher, … Continue reading

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Game Plan

One boy from Stillwater became quite annoying to me. I tried hard to get along as we played baseball with the other kids of the neighborhood. It seemed everything I did, he saw as inferior or stupid. He even began … Continue reading

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Think About It

Evil has a cunning way of asserting itself into our lives. We’ve seen it for ourselves. Little by little for those who conform and accept, the line between evil and sin is blurred. Soon they lose sight of even the … Continue reading

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Too Far Gone

The dirty, disheveled patient in room 534 paced back and forth like a caged animal.  Heavy set and broad-shouldered, he towered above me.  A mass of shaggy dark curls spilled out from under his red Arkansas Razorback cap.  The admission … Continue reading

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