Remembering Selma

Most of the Nation was horrified and stunned as together we witnessed the cruelest brutality, to date, ever viewed on a live nationally broadcast television report. The old saying is, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Most of Americans were left speechless and numb. There were no words to...

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NO POWER!

I believe the local church is the only real hope for stemming the tide and turning around the moral and spiritual decay in our society. There is nothing like the local church when the local church is on its “A” game. The challenge for those of us who are so...

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Pastors are People Too!

Pastors are people too! Sometimes I need to remind myself of that little simple fact. It is not that I think I am invincible or invulnerable it’s that sometimes we (pastors) get so busy being “strong” for everyone else that we forget to simply be human. Recently several of our...

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The Summer Slump!

Churches and para-church ministries are notorious for promoting the “summer slump.” Most do not do it intentionally it just happens.  Ministries slow down or taper off, choirs take a break, Sunday School teachers and Small Group Leaders look for opportunities to rest, church members opt for the links, the beach...

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FIVE WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CHURCH

It’s so easy ANY Christian can do it!  It’s not rocket science and it does not involve a steep learning curve.  The major requirement is a heart for God and a love for people.  That’s it plain and simple.  Our love for God and for people should be the hallmark...

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The Left Foot of Fellowship

When is it okay, if ever, to ask someone to leave a local church and not to return? I mean, after all, the church is a place for sinners, its Christ’s church and not ours, and we are supposed to be in the business of “reaching out” not pushing or...

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AMAZING GRACIE!

“How sweet the sound,” indeed! Gracie Schram is a fifteen (15) year old singer / songwriter that kept an audience of over nine hundred (900) teenagers locked-in and fully engaged for her entire presentation. When she finished she received a standing ovation.  All she did was share her love for...

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