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I long to lead people to worship God for his practical advice. All Scripture gives me practical truth that will show me I’m worse than I realized, then fix the mess it has exposed, purify, perfect, and equip me to help others. God is so smart and caring, yes, and kind and powerful, etc., etc. […]

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Lois and Verle’s celebration of God’s sustaining grace.

(We were not able to celebrate our 50th because of Covid so this Sunday we are reminding ourselves and the church of what it takes to go the distance.) Verle and Lois Bell would like to celebrate God’s ability to, not only, begin a good work but, also, to perform it until the end. Almost […]

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Jeremiah talks to the people of the United States. (Jeremiah 2)

 Tell the people of the United States, “This is what God says to you.   I remember you, the kindness of your young love towards me, when you sought after me, in your beginning days. You were started as a country in order to bring freedom. So you could worship me as I directed you and […]

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The Sermon On The Mount-(My modern take)

And Jesus, seeing all the needy people around him, seeing that what they wanted was food and health; decided that what they really needed was to be taught. Taught what was practical and real. So, he went up into a mountain, sat down and when his disciples had gathered around, he opened his mouth and […]

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DANGEROUS EXPECTATIONS

It is impossible to live logically, to think, feel, and act-in the light of God’s truth. It just does not come natural! Whether it is, friends at church, or family of origin, or friends at work, or marriages, we get into relationships, with certain irrational tendencies that always lead to destruction. Three of these are: […]

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Diamonds in the Rough

God loves to teach using analogies, and one of the best that I have heard came from a wise teacher at his seminar in Illinois. He said that God is like a skilled diamond hunter and cutter. What everyone else sees as worthless junk, he sees as potentially a gorgeous multifaceted diamond to reflect his […]

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Feeble efforts

God covers for my lack of abilities. The Marines might be looking for a few “good men” but not God. He says there is only one who is good! God! Mark 10:18 So he is just looking for imperfect humans, like me, to accept his love and, love him back. When a healthy parent teaches […]

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Positional facts

What does it take to be a US citizen? Well, for most of us we just had to be born here. Then certain rights are ours. We have a right to vote, to get a high school education, to run for president (Oh, great privilege there!) When we are born into God’s family, certain “rights” […]

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Trust my heart?

The following is my poem based on I John 3:19-21 Which I now paraphrase (When my heart is not sure that I am of the truth, even when my heart condemns me, I need to remind myself that my opinion does not count! I remember one person who said, “I can’t accept a God who […]

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HABITS OR HEART? YES!

The devil loves to get me off balance. Yes, I need to be motivated by relationship, good intentions, and good attitude/ but on the other hand I need to have relationship, good attitude and good intentions backed up by habits tools and efforts that lead to that end. There is an old but practical saying,” […]

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Unconditional Surrender!

When I decided to quit being at war with God, (like a commander surrendering the city to an invader) I wanted to know what were the terms of surrender. How about I give him 10% of my income and the rest his mine to use, however I want? How about I give him Sunday morning […]