Category Archives: Personal

A Man of Integrity

Integrity is a characteristic that God will always honor. From the bottom of the pit and the dark prison cell, Joseph rose to the highest office in the land. How did that happen? “The Lord was with him, and whatever … Continue reading

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Treasures of Darkness

We are well in to 2018, yet these verses in Isaiah 45:1-3 keep reverberating in my heart as a New Year’s theme. The Lord will uphold your right hand so that He may subdue nations before you loose the armor … Continue reading

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God’s Pain; Our Pain

Have you ever felt that your work is in vain? Have you ever thought that all the effort, energy, time and money you put into something was useless? I certainly have. Today we started the 2017 Bible Read-a-Thon. We saw … Continue reading

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Reading God’s Word

This year, I am using a Bible that belonged to my father for personal devotions. His Bible was one thing I requested for after his death, and my brothers graciously agreed. I enjoy reflecting on his notes and markings as … Continue reading

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The Master Builder

Tip – TAP – BAM – pause – tip – TAP – BAM – pause. You could almost use the cadence as a metronome. It was the sound of my father driving nails into a piece of wood; usually a two-by-four … Continue reading

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Time for Bed

My father had very rigid ideas about bedtime and waking up time. Staying up late, for him, was almost as serious of a wrong as other behavior we would typically label as sin: smoking, drinking, or other vices. Sleeping in … Continue reading

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Keep the Knives Sharp

My father was passionate about the importance of several things: studying the Bible, hard work, integrity in church leadership—and, sharp knives! Though generally even-tempered, if he was given a task that involved cutting and found that the knife was not … Continue reading

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