Category Archives: Personal thoughts

It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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Truth from a five year old

She read the title, “When people are big and God is small.” She then asked me what it means. Continue reading

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Christmas gift idea

This is just a little personal stuff. I drive a 2005 Toyota Avalon mainly because I like the large cabin space. I have a life-long case of claustrophobia. But since my Avalon has a lot of miles on it, I … Continue reading

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My night-time reading stack

My wife has long ago accepted being married to a man of books! Continue reading

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Get perspective!

Perspective or how we choose to see things can make a big difference in the quality of life. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can usually choose our perspective toward them. Spiritual change is about transformation of perspective. Continue reading

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With Al Mohler Monday Evening

Steve Nichols, Gary Bredfeldt, Peter Teague, Al Mohler, Steve Cornell

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Memorial to my Dad

I couldn’t believe that I might lose two of the men who had most influenced my life on the same day. My father lasted four days and passed away. Continue reading

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When faith causes doubts

Some struggle with doubt but faith has often caused me to struggle. Continue reading

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Good-bye for now Dad

Today I was given yet another reason to look forward to heaven. At 11:30 AM my mother called to tell me that my father passed away.

Just four days earlier, I received a call in the evening to tell me that my pastor, mentor and friend (Dr. Richard Gregory) passed away. Continue reading

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Good-bye to a great spiritual leader

Good-bye to my pastor, mentor and friend in ministry, Dr. Richard Gregory. He will be missed dearly by many! “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (II … Continue reading

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