Remodeling Your Spiritual House

Remodeling Your Spiritual House

There are tons of television shows centered around the idea of remodeling your home, and most of them operate on the same principle: helping a homeowner improve their living environment. Without proper care, houses deteriorate, or residents simply tire of the old furniture, paint and decorations around them. They need to remodel! Sometimes we need […]

These Little Troubles Are Getting Us Ready!

These Little Troubles Are Getting Us Ready!

These Little Troubles Are Getting Us Ready (read 2 Cor. 4.17). There’s a purpose. Have you looked for it? Jesus said we’d have problems (John 16:33). Nobody gets a free pass. Solve one problem and another is waiting to take its place. They’re not all big, but they’re all necessary to your spiritual growth. How […]

Stoke the Folk!

Stoke the Folk!

Stoke the Folk! While on vacation a couple of weeks ago, we had the occasion to build a fire. The whole family sat around it for a couple of hours just talking and tending the fire. It was a great opportunity to discuss the benefits of fire (i.e. we had cooked our food over it […]

I Can

I Can

“I Can” I can vividly remember that as a child, my father would not allow me to say “I can’t.” Eventually, I realized that my dad was striving to build confidence in me, to instill in me that by trying, I could accomplish most things. The notion of “I can’t” continues to be a problem […]

Nahum: The Forgotten Book

Nahum: The Forgotten Book

Nahum: The Forgotten Book One small, almost forgotten book in the Old Testament is the book of Nahum. Nahum should be studied along with the book of Jonah. Nahum gives the account of what happened to Nineveh when they failed to keep their promises to God. Nahum begins with the truths earlier expressed in Exodus […]

Using What God Has Given Us

Using What God Has Given Us

Using What God Has Given Us A band director was having a lot of trouble with one of his drummers. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but performance didn’t improve. Finally, in front of the whole band, he said, “When a musician just can’t handle his instrument and doesn’t improve when given […]

Small Taters

Small Taters

Small Taters — Malachi 3:6-18 Years ago Chinese farmers decided they would eat the good big potatoes and just use the small ones for seed. A new understanding of the laws of life came to them when through the years during which they kept up this practice, nature reduced all their potatoes to the size […]

Leading God’s People

Leading God’s People

Leading God’s People Leadership is a crying need within every organization, and the church is no exception. When I first heard about the Broad Street Church of Christ, I was impressed that a church this size could find nine men who were both qualified and willing to serve as the overseers — elders for the […]

Finding Things

Finding Things

Anyone else feel like they spend half their lives looking for things? According to Nielsen Media Research, the average American spends 90 minutes a day frantically looking for lost and misplaced items. So you are not alone! This is the way it is around my house. The most common phrase always begins with, “Where is […]

Spiritual Snipe Hunting

Spiritual Snipe Hunting

In the realm of practical jokes, “snipe hunting” is a famous prank. During the dark of night, the unsuspecting victim is invited to join the hunt by holding a gunny sack open and waiting for the rest of the hunting party to “herd the snipe” toward him. The prank, of course, is that the victim […]

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