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Sowing Seeds — Duty, honor, grace and teachers

Anyone in the military, looking at this title: “Duty, Honor, Grace” would be tempted to correct me. The ...

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Sowing Seeds — Answering life’s final questions

Recently, I was asked: “Most Christians do not have an appropriate understanding and appreciation for the end times ...

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Sowing Seeds — Job: When we stumble

For a children’s message, I wanted to illustrate Job from the Bible losing his family and his possessions. ...

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Sowing Seeds — Take risks, make sacrifices

Chip Ingram wrote, “Good to Great in God’s Eyes: Ten Practices Great Christians Have In Common.” Two of ...

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Sowing Seeds — An old-fashioned fire engine red water pump

Zig Ziglar once told a story of an old-fashioned, fire-engine red, hand water pump. I have seldom used ...

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Sowing Seeds: Now what?

As we would say in the South, “I was raised right!” My family attended church off and on. ...

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Sowing Seeds — European sampler

If you want to see as much of Europe as you can in one trip then read on ...

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Sowing Seeds: A story about church bazaars and ministry

Mell and I often traveled to church bazaars. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well as meeting people at ...

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Sowing Seeds — The thermostat war

We had a thermostat problem and it was getting out of hand. Actually, we had a thermostat war!! ...

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Sowing Seeds — Pick up your cross…and fly? 

There is a parable about a wild goose shot down by a local hunter. Only wounded in one ...

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All it cost was a simple $7.43

I’ve learned the hard way that helping opportunities are often unplanned and if you are not careful unnoticed. ...

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Sowing Seeds — I just wanted some mulch

I  was not looking for an opportunity to be a preacher. All I wanted was to purchase some ...

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Sowing Seeds — Living at peace in a cat-kicking world

This story was originally told by my friend and mentor Zig Ziglar. I also want to say that ...

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Sowing Seeds — Godly influence and shooting stars

A  friend recently described tense moments while waiting for his wife’s surgery. He wrote: “It was ten o’clock ...

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Sowing Seeds — Surfing for God

You don’t hear much about it anymore but during the 1960’s and early 70’s there was nothing cooler ...

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Sowing Seeds — Don’t hesitate: Take a ‘walk across the room’

“What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying “hello” to someone, you could change ...

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Sowing Seeds — Evangelism? Not Me!

My home church supported a mission ship sailing to poorer countries offering free books, and other supplies. They ...

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Sowing Seeds — Popeye has helped create ‘spinach theology’

This is a repeat but it’s one of my favorites. What do you think? I grew up watching, ...

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Sowing Seeds — Prayer can provide an audacious miracle

I  was at a clergy meeting talking to one of the pastors. I mentioned experiencing a tough day, ...

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An audacious miracle led to major life changes

The following Bible story is not one people usually remember, yet it is this story from Chapters 6 ...

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Sowing Seeds: Prayer, care and share

Transitions are seldom easy, but the right transitions directed by God enable you to find fulfillment and be ...

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Sowing Seeds — Comfort during strife

Last week, I said goodbye to two churches I dearly love and prepared to go to another church ...

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Sowing Seeds: Fishing – The rest of the story

My life was falling apart. I even considered quitting ministry. Peter after failing Jesus was ready to quit ...

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Sowing Seeds — Fishing

Before I became a pastor, Zig Ziglar, the famous motivational speaker, signed one of his books and added ...

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21 Empty Chairs

Garfield the cartoon cat is sitting in a comfortable chair and sees the dog, Odie at the window ...

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Sowing Seeds — Trinity

Recently, I received a letter from Trinity MacDonald, a student at Virginia Tech who attends one of our ...

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Sowing Seeds — Rounding the bases

Have you ever battled for control over your own life? Many of us fight that battle every day. ...

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