Continuous Circumstances: The Fuel for Conquering Change – Part II

Our definition of the word circumstance literally means the things that stand (stances) around (circa). As long as we live all of us will always have issues, demands, duties, pressures, and some crises standing around us. Most will delight or challenge while many can depress, but all will drive us to decisions that create our

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Continuous Circumstances: The Fuel for Conquering Change: Part 1

I can’t remember the first time I heard the phrase “under the circumstances.” I do recall that it had to do with people being under pressure and trying to maintain some kind of joy and victory even though their circumstances were weighing them down and creating frustration. It’s a great tragedy when we allow circumstances

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CHRISTMAS 2014

Shirley and I were watching a dramatic television show recently where a young woman and her husband were happily on the way to the hospital to deliver her firstborn. But on the way she and her husband were involved in a tragic auto accident. Both of them were alive and escaped the car, but they

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

The beloved Paul prayed for the Ephesians (and us) that “… the Spirit of wisdom and revelation would enlighten our hearts …” (Eph. 1:18). To be so enlightened means the Lord Himself continually explains to us the reasons for the good and evil on earth as well as His purposes and promises for each of

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Live Forgiven

Having sought to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus for over 60 years and to disciple others as well, I have come to a solid conviction about the only three possible attitudes that a Christian can have about their following of the Lord. Those three mindsets or attitudes are as follows: you can live

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The Good Life

  A Testimony of Greatness “When I recollect the treasure of friendship that has been bestowed upon me, I withdraw all charges against life. If much has been denied me, much, very much has been given me. So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life

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Invincible Comprehension Always Defeats Inescapable Conflict

I’m a committed believer in the fact that all reality is triune. Nothing really exists for us or has full meaning unless we see the three parts, the three essences, the three facts, the three expressions that make it what it is. This given in our creation begins with our belief in the triune God

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The Splendor of Releasing and Revealing

In the book I’m working on I have a chapter on the subject of The Spiritual Scale to Lamb-Lion Splendor. I discuss the two high points of these two great words – Lamb and Lion – and what they should mean for us in our daily Christian walk. In the Gospel of John (1:36), John

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Discouragement versus Encouragement: The Continuing Conflict

No matter how many years we have known Christ or how fervent our belief in the Scriptures, we will never be totally free from the attacks of discouragement. Even in my 80s and having known the overcoming strength of the Lord Jesus for 64 years, I have been solidly hit with this old and constant

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