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Are You Falling For Satan's Greatest Lies of Our Time? I did!   

"How's it going?"

"Great! Man, I'm BUSY! Works going great. We have more business than we know what to do with and I got that raise at the beginning of the year. It just never seems like enough though!!"

"I know what you mean."

"How's the wife and kids?

"I guess good. The wife and I see each other passing in the hall and I send the kids text messages each day to catch up and everything seems to be good. Work just has me so wrapped up, I can't even see straight. How about you?"

"I'm the same. Between

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A Glutton For God  

Have you ever spent much time around truly HUNGRY or STARVING people? I'm not talking about someone who has missed a meal between breakfast and dinner. I'm talking about a child or adult that hasn't eaten for days. Or, if they have eaten, it's been small morsels of food. Not life-giving, health-sustaining food with substance to it. 

For nine straight years, I was blessed enough to go on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico with our former home church Cross Bend Christian Church in Plano, Tx. We would spend a…

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Trump, Clinton and The Mirror of Our Society 

“Eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of God or the work he had done for Israel.” 
– Judges 2:10 MSG 
  
The cry throughout our land the last few weeks has been a consistent “with all the millions of people we have in this country, how did we end up with these two as our only choices?” The answer to this question is a fairly simple one – we “The People” have allowed it to happen. 
  
While that answer may be a blinding flash of the…

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What Are You Focused On Today? 

What does it mean to serve a Holy God?  
Less of me; more of thee. 
I must decrease so He can increase. 
No idols. 
The daily and constant removal of the trash in your mind.  
An every moment reminder of WHOSE you are. 
Take every thought captive for the cause of Christ. 
Recommitting yourself daily to your Creator, Counselor and Savior.  
Being a light, a city on a hill, His hands and feet and letting your actions, demeanor and countenance say to those you come in contact with today that “I am proud to be a child…

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Choose Wisely 

"Above all, be strong and very courageous to carefully observe the whole instruction My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go."
-Joshua 1:7
 
As I read one of my devotional and passages this morning, the only thing that kept running through my mind is how compromise is a funny thing. It appears in veiled ways, never as the ugly, disfigured and unattractive beast that it truly is; it may appear attractive, pleasing to the eye and…Read more

Whiffle Ball Bats, Stolen Eggs and a Failed Political Strategy 

It seems like just yesterday. August 1973. I had come home from another miserable day at school where I had been bullied and pushed around by Jon Jon. As we sat at the dinner table and my dad asked me why I was so quiet, I tried to ignore his questions and not talk about what had happened that day on the playground. Seeing right through my pain and fear, my dad continued to press me for the cause for my silence.
 
Digress here for just a minute. Anyone that knows me today, knows that I am very rarely at a…Read more

It's Time For A Celerabration 

“At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres. The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem…for the musicians had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem. When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.”

If you ever…

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And All God's People Said - WOW! 

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 

I’ve always believed that sometimes God gives us a glimpse of His favor by giving us WOW moments when we’re in His will. Tonight was one of those nights for me.
 
Almost six months ago, God clearly put on my heart the picture for the Music With A Message – A Night of Family, Faith and Friends Concert Series. Through the process of praying and seeking His will I had a tendency to superimpose MY vision of what this was…Read more

God's Math Is Always Right  

"Above all, be strong and very courageous to carefully observe the whole instruction My servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you will have success wherever you go." -Joshua 1:7  

As I read one of my devotional and passages this morning, the only thing that kept running through my mind is how compromise is a funny thing. It appears in veiled ways, never as the ugly, disfigured and unattractive beast that it truly is; no, it appears attractive, pleasing to the eye…Read more

Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying 

"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life."- John 6:63 
 
One of my favorite movies of all-time is Shawshank Redemption. One of my favorite lines in that movie is when Andy is talking to Red about where he would go and what he would do if he got out of prison. Red's response was that Andy needed to stop dreaming because he was where he was (in prison) and that was never going to change. Andy's response was as profound as anything…Read more