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December 15, 2019

Immanuel – God With Us!

With Christmas just a little over a week away, I wanted to share with you something that continues to boggle my mind.  Of course, everything that surrounds the true meaning…

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December 8, 2019

What Does It Mean?

It is amazing to see how the meanings of words change over time.  Unfortunately, many Christians fail to understand that this is even happening.  This results in them using words…

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December 1, 2019

Measuring Success

It is hard to believe that another year is coming to a close.  It seems like 2019 just started a few days ago.  Did you set any goals for the…

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November 17, 2019

A Sense of Urgency!

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at a worldview conference sponsored by Precept Marketing and BJ Press at the Creation Museum.  These conferences are conducted 3-4 times a year…

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November 10, 2019

Has It Lost Its Meaning?

We hear it all the time!  We use it all the time!  However, how often does one take the time to think about what it means?  That is a question…

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November 4, 2019

We Have To Be Ready!

For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing with you some of the cultural battles that we are facing and how it impacts the education we give our…

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October 27, 2019

Alarmed But Not Surprised!

I am more and more convinced that the most important thing that all education does is to shape the worldview or belief system of the student (regardless of age).  This…

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October 20, 2019

When Will We Wake Up?

It is hard to comprehend where society has slid to over the last decade.  I would have never thought we would be facing what we are having to deal with…

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October 13, 2019

Does God Really Care?

I am eternally grateful to many of you who regularly comment on one of my posts and/or send me quotes, articles and other information.  One of my readers recently sent…

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October 6, 2019

So Go Our Children…

Last week I wrote about a theme that is found throughout the Bible.  The theme is that the motivation behind everything that God does is that everyone will know that…

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September 29, 2019

This Challenged Me!

As I have been studying the Scriptures, I have become increasingly aware of two themes that run throughout the Bible.  The first theme is most often found in words like…

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September 22, 2019

The Answer To Today’s Insanity

Seldom does a day go by that I don’t have something cross my desk that disturbs me.  Many times these things are sent to me by friends and coworkers, for…

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September 15, 2019

How To Obtain Freedom!

Last week we looked at how a vast majority of people, including the majority of Christians, are being held captive by false ideas.  Many, if not all, of these false…

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September 8, 2019

Freedom or Captivity?

There is one thing that I have witnessed throughout my time here on earth.  Every person longs to be free.  No matter one’s condition in life, there is that desire…

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September 2, 2019

It Is A Matter of Perspective

The first Monday of September is designated as Labor Day in the United States.  Each time I think of this holiday, I try to reflect on the meaning of my…

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August 25, 2019

When Life & Ministry Are Difficult

Do you ever wonder if you can take much more?  Life is hard and ministry is challenging.  However, God’s Word tells us that we must persevere and endure even when…

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August 18, 2019

Who Are You?

This is the question that was asked Coach John Harrison in the Kendrick Brothers’ new film, Overcomer.  The coach hesitated and didn’t really know how to answer the question.  When he…

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August 11, 2019

Created In God’s Image

In last week’s blog post I shared two very important statements that we need to remember as we get ready to start a new school year.  The first statement explained…

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August 4, 2019

The Danger of Being Traditional

I can remember as if it was yesterday.  My former pastor, Dr. Michael Catt, was preaching a message and made a profound statement.  The statement was actually a quote that…

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July 14, 2019

Created to Know God

Throughout the Scriptures one can clearly see that God created man to know Him.  J.I. Packer understood this truth when he wrote, Once you become aware that the main business…

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July 8, 2019

Be Careful How You Plan

While I was at LifeWay Christian Resources, I participated in a leadership retreat that was led by Neil Anderson.  It was at this retreat I learned some valuable principles that…

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June 30, 2019

Are You Really Free?

In a couple of days we will celebrate July 4th in the United States.  This date marks a time in history when we declared our independence from Great Britain.  For…

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June 24, 2019

Being a Christian in Babylon

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the Kingdom School Institute in Plano, Texas.  Dr. Larry Taylor and I have co-directed the KSI for the past 17 years….

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June 17, 2019

The Importance of Fathers

Yesterday was Father’s Day in the United States.  I was privileged to preach a Father’s Day message at my church here in the Atlanta, GA area.  As I prepared the…

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June 10, 2019

The Danger Of A Bad Foundation

All education is built on one of two foundational beliefs that will shape all that takes place throughout the educational process.  Either man will build an educational system on the…

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June 3, 2019

What Grade Would You Receive?

It is the end of another school year here in the United States.  At this time of year, the majority of students will be required to take a final exam…

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May 20, 2019

The Danger Behind This Kind Of Thinking

Last week I received an email from a reader that asked me for some advice.  The person’s concern was about parents’ reasoning when it comes to enrolling their children in…

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May 13, 2019

Today’s Culture Was Inevitable

The average Christian is shocked by where today’s culture is.  I hear people talk about what has happened in the last 10-20 years as if they are surprised as to…

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May 6, 2019

Secular Education Will Always Produce Artificial Intelligence

In 1897, Robert Dabney published a series of works titled, Discussions.  Volume IV of this series was simply called, Secular.  His focus in this volume was on the consequences that would result…

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April 28, 2019

The Danger of Artificial Intelligence

There is a lot of attention given to the topic of artificial intelligence today.  Artificial intelligence (AI) uses machine learning to mimic human intelligence.  Some definitions of AI are: The…

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April 22, 2019

It Isn’t Too Late!

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at a Worldview Conference sponsored by Precept Marketing and BJ Press.  It was held at the beautiful Bible Museum in Washington, D.C….

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April 14, 2019

What Controls Your Life and Ministry?

As I was examining my life in preparation for turning to God with all my heart, I came across a quote that stopped me in my tracks.  Pastor and author…

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April 8, 2019

A Lesson From Moses

The Old Testament provides us with powerful truths that we must understand and grasp.  Today, there are some who believe that the Old Testament is outdated and Christianity can simply…

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March 31, 2019

The Danger of Dishonoring One’s Family Name

I am a fan of the old TV program, Perry Mason.  I enjoy watching this defense attorney cleverly outwitting Mr. Burger, the DA, and Lt. Tragg and identifying the real…

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March 24, 2019

We Won’t Get There By Drifting

Have you observed that when an individual, family, church or school drifts, it is never in the right direction?  When there is drifting in a relationship, it is said that…

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March 18, 2019

All Or Nothing!

Last week I shared how we must obey Joel 2:12 and return to God with our whole heart.  I challenged readers to set the date of April 23, 2019 as…

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March 14, 2019

How Do I “Turn to God?”

This week I have shared a series of posts about our need to follow God’s instructions that He gave His people through the prophet Joel.  God wants each of us…

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March 13, 2019

Turn Now!

It is clear that we, as Christians, have, in many ways, ignored God’s Word.  As a result, He is ignoring our children (Hosea 4:6).  To see the reality of this condition,…

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March 12, 2019

It Is Time For Action!

Yesterday I shared with you how God convicted me through His charge against His people, Israel, in the book of Hosea.  God saw that the people had forsaken His law….

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March 11, 2019

For The Sake Of Our Children

It is early Saturday morning, March 9, 2019.  I have been up most of the night talking with God about what I needed to share with you in this week’s…

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March 3, 2019

I Still Have Much To Learn

When I first started teaching in 1968, I had a dualistic belief system.  My life was compartmentalized into the sacred and secular.  I took my faith seriously but it didn’t…

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March 1, 2019

The Missing Piece

In 1996 the Southern Baptist Convention gave an assignment to its publishing agency, LifeWay Christian Resources.  This new assignment was to address the topics of Christian schools and homeschools.  Through…

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February 28, 2019

God Was Still At Work In My Life

Things were going smoothly in my life.  I was completing 16 year at Lynchburg Christian Academy where I served as Superintendent for the last nine years.  In addition to my…

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February 27, 2019

A Perplexing Question

God is always at work — even when we can’t see any evidence of it.  It is only when we take the time to look back can we understand what…

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February 26, 2019

50 Years Later: Understanding God’s Call

There are many times in life when we have difficulty understanding why certain things happen to us.  It is during those trials and testing that it is important to continue…

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February 24, 2019

The Danger of Drifting

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot, humid summer day in South Carolina than going to the beach.  I find it enjoyable taking a float out into the ocean…

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February 18, 2019

Walking In Wisdom

Over the past several weeks we have been looking at the purpose of education through a biblical worldview lens.  The education we give our children and youth has significance to…

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February 11, 2019

Work Isn’t a Dirty Four-Letter Word

When you look at this cartoon image, does it describe how you feel when the weekend is over and you have to go back to work on Monday?  For many…

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February 3, 2019

What Are Our Children Being Equipped For?

In light of last week’s post Enough is Enough, I want to look at another essential goal of education that must be pursued by all Christians.  There is no question that we…

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January 28, 2019

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

January 16, 1947 is a very special day to me.  It is the day on which my mother gave birth in the afternoon to a son in North Tonawanda, New…

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January 20, 2019

Conformed or Transformed?

We continue to look at several key goals of education through a biblical worldview lens.  I want to remind you that these goals must be pursued in the home, church…

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January 14, 2019

What Will They Worship?

Last week I shared how the purpose of education must be seen in relation to God’s highest purpose for man.  Since God’s purpose for man is for man to glorify God,…

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January 5, 2019

Will God Work In Your Life & Ministry In 2019?

For those of us in the United States, we are probably just getting back to normal after having a break for Christmas and the New Year.  However, do we really…

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December 30, 2018

How To Enter A New Year

It is hard to believe that another year is almost over.  Two thousand and eighteen years have gone by since Jesus entered the world as a baby.  Tomorrow we will…

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December 16, 2018

Looking Back On 2018

It is hard to believe that 2018 will soon be over and a brand new year will be here.  As I look forward to 2019 with a sense of excitement,…

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December 10, 2018

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Christmas is just around the corner.  I find that too many of us get so busy at this time of year that we actually miss the season’s true meaning.  When…

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December 2, 2018

Some Haunting Questions

Have you ever received an email or text message that hit you hard and you couldn’t get it out of your mind?  Well, that happened to me last week.  I…

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November 26, 2018

Tradition or Christ?

There are some buzzwords and phrases that have caused me great concern over the past several years.  I hear these words from leaders in churches, schools and other ministry organizations….

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November 18, 2018

It Must Be More Than Just One Day

All across the United States family and friends will gather together on Thursday for fellowship, fun and food.  This is because the third Thursday of November is celebrated as Thanksgiving…

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November 12, 2018

Was Blamires Right?

I had the privilege of speaking at the BJ Press Worldview Conference at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter last week.  I came away from the conference encouraged, challenged and…

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November 4, 2018

The Danger of Memory Loss

This past Friday I had the distinct privilege of attending a powerful Veterans Day Program.  I have always enjoyed and been moved at these types of programs over the years….

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October 28, 2018

This Is Important!

I seldom address politics in my weekly blogs.  However, it is important that Christians deal with government, including politics, from a biblical worldview.  Jesus told His disciples that they were…

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October 21, 2018

The Key Component of a Biblical Worldview

Every person forms a worldview.  One’s worldview determines how he/she interprets all of life and, therefore, drives his/her everyday actions and attitudes.  Depending on what definition one refers to, a…

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October 14, 2018

The Danger of Double-mindedness

There is a passage of Scripture that has been on my mind for the past several weeks.  It is found in James’ letter to the Christians who had been scattered…

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October 1, 2018

Contaminated Waters: The High Cost

We have been looking at what happened when one city decided to change its source from where it was getting its water.  I want to remind you that the main…

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September 24, 2018

Contaminated Water: Masking the Problem

If you are joining the conversation new, I encourage you to read the first two posts in this series.  The first one was Contaminated Water: A Fatal Decision and last…

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September 16, 2018

Contaminated Water: The Cover-up

When the city officials of Flint, Michigan made the fatal decision to change the source of their water, there were concerns as to the wisdom of this decision.  Some residents…

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September 10, 2018

Contaminated Water: A Fatal Decision

On April 25, 2014 a city in Michigan made a decision that would end up devastating the city’s entire population.  The city was Flint, Michigan and the disaster is known…

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August 26, 2018

Preparing Our Children For The Future

Last week I shared how the majority of parents, church leaders and teachers believe that the main purpose of schooling is to prepare students for more schooling!  They may not…

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August 20, 2018

What Are We Preparing Our Children For?

Over the past 2.5 weeks, I have had the privilege of conducting professional development seminars for nearly 700 administrators, teachers and parents from 15 different schools around the country.  During…

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August 13, 2018

Created For Eternity

I am amazed at how every person desires to live as long as possible.  Even the atheist wants to go on living though he says that he doesn’t fear death….

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August 5, 2018

Created to Create

Man has the amazing ability to create pictures in the mind and then bring into reality what was imagined.  We see man’s creativity in manufacturing, art, literature, music, humor and…

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July 27, 2018

Created to Work

Today there are two dangerous extremes that people exhibit when it comes to looking at the topic of “work.”  One extreme is to view work as something evil and, thus,…

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July 22, 2018

Created to Worship

One of the most important aspects of understanding what it means to be human is to grasp the reality that God created man to worship.  When we hear the word…

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July 15, 2018

Created to Reproduce

It is hard to comprehend how mixed up society is today.  A major point of controversy is being battled over one’s gender.  It has even gotten to the point that…

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July 7, 2018

Created to Relate

In order to fully grasp what it means to be created in the image of God, we must understand that God created man for relationship.  The doctrine of the Trinity…

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July 1, 2018

Created to Reflect

In order to understand what it means to be human, we have to go back to the beginning of human history.  Even though the world tries to convince us that…

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June 17, 2018

Three Simple Acts To Bring God’s Blessing On Your Life

I have a book on my shelf that I take down a couple of times each year.  The book was written by a young man that I first came to…

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June 11, 2018

Is There Not A Cause?

One of my favorite historical accounts found in Scripture is that of David’s fight with Goliath.  When you read about this confrontation in 1 Samuel 17, there are several points…

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June 4, 2018

The Importance of Having a Kingdom Focus

In preparation for a sermon I had to preach this past weekend, I was studying some of the key concepts that Dr. Ken Hemphill wrote about in his book, EKG: The…

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May 20, 2018

Will Our Children Be Able To Stand?

Last week I heard a sermon on the family that had a different twist to it.  The text for the message was taken from Matthew 12:25 which reads: And Jesus…

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May 14, 2018

Strengthening One’s Authority

It is important that parents, church leaders and educators understand the importance of effectively exercising their authority.  Many years ago I read about what makes up one’s authority in any…

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May 6, 2018

Authority: A Stewardship Responsibility

I have been highlighting the issue of authority and submission to authority in several of my recent blogs.  I am giving so much attention to this subject because I believe…

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April 30, 2018

Exercising Authority

Over the past couple of weeks I have attempted to address the issue of authority and subjection from a biblical perspective.  So far, we have seen how authority is set…

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April 22, 2018

My Flesh Always Wants To Say NO!

If you want to get a good argument going, all you have to do is bring up the topics of authority and submission.  Trying to discuss the importance of authority…

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April 16, 2018

Both Sides Have The Wrong Starting Point!

I don’t ever remember when American culture was more divided.  It seems that when topics such as government, public spending, regulations, social welfare, individual rights, and race or gender are…

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April 8, 2018

The Subtle Deceit Behind Secular Education

I asked some questions in this week’s email blast.  If you are reading this, you probably tried to answer these questions and want to know how you did.  The three…

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March 26, 2018

A Parenting Crisis!

I recently read an article that reported on George Barna’s speech to an Ohio pro-life organization. The report caused me great alarm as it revealed the state of Americans in…

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March 19, 2018

Just Do You — Really?

I was on a flight to the Answers in Genesis’ Creation Museum to speak at a worldview conference.  Since this was my first flight in March, I picked up the…

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March 11, 2018

Why Are We In The Mess We Are In Today?

I believe that every one would agree that this world has gone absolutely crazy over the past decade or two.  This country is very divided right now.  We are divided…

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March 5, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees – Part 5

This series is taking the metaphor of a tree and relating it to raising the next generation to think and act from a biblical worldview.  We have identified several keys…

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February 26, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees – Part 4

We have been looking at what it takes to grow healthy trees.  Growing healthy trees is a metaphor for raising young people to be disciples of Jesus who can engage…

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February 17, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees – Part 3

We have seen in previous posts that the soil in which we plant our children is very important if we are going to raise strong, healthy trees.  I explained how…

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February 11, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees – Part 2

Last week I shared how the soil in which a tree is planted is a major factor in the future growth and health of the tree.  I also equated the…

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February 4, 2018

Growing Healthy Trees

Ever since the age of 12 I have loved landscaping.  My first job was with a company that was the largest producer of annual flowers in Western New York.  From…

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January 31, 2018

Are You Walking In An Eclipse?

I usually post blogs on Monday mornings.   However, there were two things that happened last night and this morning that caused me to post this morning.  Romans 1:20 is…

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January 29, 2018

How Do We Engage In Today’s Culture War?

It is hard to comprehend the cultural slide that has taken place in our country over the past decade.  (Even though I will be focusing on what we are facing…

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January 21, 2018

Developing a Kingdom Mindset

Having a kingdom mindset is absolutely necessary if we want to live a life that is pleasing to God.  The topic of the kingdom is a key theme in the…

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January 15, 2018

Influencing Culture

Last week I shared my desire to make sure that my salvation will be evident in all I am and all I do in 2018.  This will become a reality…

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January 7, 2018

My Desire for 2018

In my last post I shared with readers how God had spoken to me during the Aleph Tav Conference that I attended a few weeks ago.  It was at the…

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December 18, 2017

I Will Never Look At Jesus The Same!

This past week my wife and I attended the Aleph Tav 2017 (AT17) Conference in Shreveport, LA. Aleph and Tav are the first and last letters of the Hebrew language…

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December 11, 2017

Having The Proper Motivation

Over the past several weeks we have been focusing our attention on the essentials that must be at the foundation of the education we provide our children and youth.  So…

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November 20, 2017

How To Be Thankful

Have you ever found yourself wondering if all that you are doing is accomplishing anything and if it is worth the effort?  I know I have found myself in that…

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July 3, 2014

Engaging In Today’s Culture War

It has been said repeatedly that life in America changed forever on Sept. 11, 2001. No one in the United States will ever forget that fateful day when 19 terrorists…

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July 3, 2014

The Right Motivation Unleashes God’s Power

Have you ever wondered what will it take to unleash God’s power in your life or ministry? We have all read the accounts in the Bible where God unleashed His…

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July 3, 2014

Kids Have Been Big Losers

I entered school in the 50s. Since that time, a lot of changes have taken place in education and these changes have made a significant difference in the lives of…