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It's How We Get Free

Lewis Smedes, in his book, Forgive and Forget tells about a self-righteous man named Fouke whose wife betrays him. Superficially, he...

FAKE NEWS

A lot of people these days are talking about "fake news." I've got some fake news to share: -God is powerless -The Cross is pointless ...

How To Learn Self-Control

Someone recently asked me for some advice on ways to learn self-control. Here are twenty things that came to mind. What would you add? 1....

The Run That Matters Most

Last week, along with about 2,000 others, I ran the Blue Grass 10,000, a 6.2 mile "race" in downtown Lexington. I wasn't running to win;...

Have You Been Lavished?

Has anyone ever lavished you with love? If you have trouble answering that, always think of the Cross. Nowhere was love poured out with...

Happiness and Joy

Most people confuse happiness with joy. They’re not the same. Happiness usually depends on circumstances, but joy is something deep and...

When God Moves Suddenly

Jesus' disciples had expected a leisurely dinner cruise on the eight-mile journey across the sea of Galilee that night… but “suddenly a...

"Turn or Burn!"

One of the things I'm most ashamed of in life is that the title of this post was also the title of my first sermon. I was 16 and thought...

We Will Not Forget, Ever

Recently I listened to the conversation of two men sitting in a booth behind me at McDonald's. They weren't speaking softly and I found...

PARENTING TIPS

I was looking through some old emails today and came across a request from someone who asked for some "brief advice for parents, sort of...

Thoughts About Success

Thoughts about Success Many people spend years trying to become a success, only to eventually discover that it has little to do with...

How to Arm Teachers

Some politicians, including our President, are talking about providing firearms for teachers to protect against "active shooters." Here...

Has God Forgotten You?

Has God forgotten you? Sometimes it feels that way, doesn’t it. Like after your third miscarriage, or that divorce from the former love...

Mary, Did You Know?

We’re not told much about Mary in the scriptures. We don’t know who her parents were, or if she had siblings. We know she had a cousin...

God Doesn't Wear a Watch

One of the great challenges of the Christian life is to learn how to use your talents and abilities according to God’s timing. There’s a...

TRAVELING THROUGH TRIALS

Someone asked me today what I tell myself when I'm going through trials. Here are some thoughts that came to mind: 1) Live today, today....