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Resolved: Exposure to Scripture

“Sanctify them through the truth, Thy Word is truth” (John 17:17) Success rarely sneaks up behind you and kicks you in the seat! Normally, a successful endeavor is one that results from deliberate effort and disciplined planning. Spiritually, success is seen as conformity to Jesus Christ. This is the ultimate end of everything God has purposed for us. Scriptur...

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Coming Home to the Family

I don't want to romanticize this too much - but as I sit at my kitchen table, I have such a sense of joy as I reflect on my children coming home and allowing our love for one another to be celebrated. As I write, my son, Rich and his family are driving up from LA - I just got a text saying: "On our way... on the grapevine!" My heart leaped with joy at the thought of havin...

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The Reason for the Season

During this month, all over the world we are able to see a heightened awareness of the grace of God and the glory of His love. Although in the experience of many, the celebration is diluted with commercialism, materialism and greed, there remains an awareness in many people’s minds that the reason for the celebration is the gift of God that is named “Jesus.&rdq...

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Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow marks the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack that resulted in the American participation in WWII. Earlier this year, I fulfilled a lifelong dream: to visit Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. My wife and I had the pleasure of spending portions of two days touring the Memorial at Pearl Harbor, the USS Bowfin Submarine, the Battleship Missouri, and the Pacific A...

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