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God’s Purposes for Your Life, Can you Trust Him?

Suffering and Trials I’ve posted several blogs about finding God’s purpose for your life and then pursuing it.  God’s purpose will involve suffering and trials.  That’s a given.  Think of the suffering and trials Jesus went through, the Apostle Paul survived, or Joseph in the Book of Genesis lived through. If you decide to follow…

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Joni Eareckson Tada: An Advocate for the Disabled

God’s Purpose, a Disability Can I assume that many of you know who Joni Eareckson Tada is?  But do you know her story?  It’s a story of brokenness, anger, depression and wanting to commit suicide as she struggled through her two years of rehab after her horrific accident in Chesapeake Bay.  It’s also a story…

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Albert Schweitzer, Christian, Theologian, Physician

Albert’s Beginnings Albert was a man who was born in Germany in 1875.  By the age of 30 he had acquired his academic degrees (bachelors and then PhD in philosophy).  He was a trained and gifted organist (his father had trained him while growing up) , he had published several pieces of his writings, and…

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A Man Who Trusted God for the End Result: Ulrich Zwingli

I went to Europe one summer to tour the site of the Protestant Reformation.  In the process of learning about Martin Luther, I was also introduced to Ulrich Zwengli.  After touring through Geneva, Switzerland and reading about what he did, I was very impressed.  Despite major backlash from the Roman Catholic church he stood for…

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Let Us Remember the Cost of our Freedom this July 4th!

July 4th: A national holiday, a time for BBQs, family fun, camping and watching the fireworks.  But let us not forget the real reason for the existence of July 4th: it is to honor and celebrate those brave men who fought for our freedom from what was believed to be a tyrant, the British King.…

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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself (Matt 19:19)

A Disturbing Survey I came across some disturbing news this week and that is the lack of social cohesion, I’m specifically speaking to the lack of knowing your neighbors.  If you don’t know your neighbors this tends to led to social isolation, loneliness and a lack of trust in other people.  Overall this isn’t good…

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Edith and Francis Schaeffer, Witness’ to the Lost

Many of you have probably never heard of the Schaeffer’s.  During the 1960s to 1980s way too many of the young generation (those in their 20s and even 30s at the time) were spiritually lost.  They didn’t know what to believe in, or what the purpose of their lives were.  Students were hiking around Europe,…

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A Lesson From History, Martin Luther

A History Lesson From Martin Luther  I’ve heard that those in the millennial generation did not learn history when they were in school.  Instead they learned bits and pieces of it, but not what lied behind the actions and wars, taken by one country onto another. If you don’t know your country’s history, the whole…

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