How To Prepare Your Heart for Service

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The verse reads, “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel” (Ezra 7:10). When I read that verse I instinctively replaced Ezra’s name with my own, “For Tim had prepared his heart to seek the...

Responsible for the Blame

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One of the “enjoyable” challenges of parenting is discovering who is to blame when something is broken, not where it is supposed to be, or not completed the way it is supposed to be completed. Many times I have seen Matthew with a look of frustration as he was blamed for something he...

Why Prayer Doesn't Work

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Prayer is tricky, especially in those times when it does not seem like your prayer is being answered. When I am thinking about how to respond to peoples questions to me about unanswered prayer I am often reminded of a childhood experience I had with unanswered prayer. I had prayed that certain...

Is Responsibility Overrated?

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There is a very deep and profound question I would like for us to consider today. It is a question I am sure we are very familiar with; I also believe this question sheds light on some of the issues we face today. I want to consider this question today because I believe many of the issues we...

The Path of Life

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Throughout all of life, the ups and the downs, the disappointments and the victories, we can still remain confident that we are on a path leading us to a greater awareness of God. At times you may not feel so confidence that God is with you, but then you can recall these words of the Psalmist...

A Grudge that Kills

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The other night I watched a crazy news story. The news story was about Glenn Ford, a man convicted of murder in 1984 and then released from Angola Prison in March 2014. For thirty years Mr. Ford served a death sentence for a crime that he did not convict. As I watched the journalist interview...