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One Sunday night many years ago I received a phone call that I was sure would be good news—but the news that night was deeply disappointing. It was a shock and a deep and bitter disappointment. The Christian gentleman on the other end of the line was named Gordon. He has since gone to be with the Lord. He closed the phone call with words of comfort written by Paul:
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for you know that your labor is not in …

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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 5 views]
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One Sunday night many years ago I received a phone call that I was sure would be good news—but the news that night was deeply disappointing. It was a shock and a deep and bitter disappointment. The Christian gentleman on the other end of the line was named Gordon. He has since gone to be with the Lord. He closed the phone call with words of comfort written by Paul:
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for you know that your labor is not in …

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[25 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 63 views]
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Here is a story from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association web site with an additional comment at the end:
“Have you ever been tempted to doubt the impact you can make for the Kingdom? Have you ever thought, “God can’t use me; I’m just a simple [fill in the blank].” Most people have never heard of Edward Kimball, but the results of his faithfulness to God are known across the globe. How? Read on and see what God did after this Sunday school teacher dared to share his faith with others.
A …

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[22 Aug 2014 | 6 Comments | 105 views]
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I’m in mid-life. I’m not at all in a mid-life crisis, but aging is sobering and thought-provoking. What am I to do with the rest of my life? At mid-life you think every day about how much time you have left to do what God has called you to do this side of the next life.
I’m a Follower of Jesus.
This I know. I am a follower of Jesus and I always will be. Whatever my future holds I will always and eternally be first and foremost a joyful, …

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[15 Aug 2014 | Comments Off | 67 views]
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Sometimes life can just crush you. It can break your heart. There are seasons disappointment can be so oppressive that you wonder how you can go on. I’ve had a bit of pain and disappointment in my life over the years. Sometimes to buffer the pain of life I have visited the little village of Mayberry (the setting for the old Andy Griffith television series). Sometimes I have visited Walton’s Mountain. In the last twenty years I have returned over and over again to Jan Karon’s village of Mitford in …