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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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Sowing Seeds —We earn it?

There is an old commercial about an investment firm featuring British actor John Houseman in his immaculate 3-piece ...

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Sowing Seeds — Something cut me to the soul

Inspired by a mission trip; Sara Groves wrote the following song: I saw what I saw, and I ...

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Sowing Seeds — A church fire and Easter

One Friday morning, I received an emergency phone call about a fire at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in ...

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Holy Week and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Every year about this time I look through my oldies music and listen to a Rock Opera popular ...

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Sowing Seeds — It’s your church, It’s God’s church

Mike Abrashoff is the author of “It’s Your Ship” — Before Mike took command of the USS Benfold, ...

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Day by day, more aware

Author and Consultant, Patrick Lencioni asks six questions to guide any organization seeking purpose. I would think any ...

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Sowing Seeds — ‘20/20’ and God’s Love

“20/20” featured a story about Mary who confessed to murdering Matthew, a pastor in Tennessee. According to the ...

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Sowing Seeds — The narrow door and humility

Flannery O’Connor wrote about Mrs. Turpin, a lady sure of her heavenly destination who does not hesitate to ...

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Dream big! Act small

As a pastor, I encourage churches to dream big dreams toward making a difference in people’s lives. I ...

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Love the Lord

Recent statistics regarding the spiritual state of our country are alarming: 96% of Americans polled say they believe ...

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Sowing Seeds: No pain? No gain!

Zig Ziglar used to say: “There is no elevator to the top. You’re going to have to take ...

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Stairway to Heaven

Some dormitories at Virginia Tech are grouped in quads: four buildings in a square with a grassy area ...

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Are you the Messiah?

Events this week seemed especially conflicted and depressing: Ukraine – Threat of invasion with potentially dire consequences. Pandemic ...

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Greatness as a No. 2: Dan Abrams and Robb Almy

Sometimes the hardest number to be in life is two: second string, second clarinet, vice president or assistant ...

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Religion, fasting and wine

One day some people said to Jesus, “John the Baptist’s disciples fast and pray regularly, and so do ...

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Who Is Jesus?

2022 is off to a rough start. Sunday was warm and beautiful, but Monday brought a massive winter ...

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Sowing Seeds — Resolutions

Every year, many of us make new year’s resolutions that are forgotten by Super Bowl Sunday. According to ...

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Real Christmas giving conclusion

Recently, I shared a plea from a family asking for help. Christmas can be a visible reminder of ...

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