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DROUGHT

My ancestors who came to Oklahoma to begin a new life did well until the drought of monumental proportions came and stayed.  No rain with hot winds caused problems beyond our modern thinking.  The precious top soil blew away leaving … Continue reading

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CARGO SHORTS, APATHY AND IDOLS

When cargo shorts first hit the scene as popular clothing for men, my first thought for those who wore them constantly was, “you just don’t care anymore, do you?”  Because young men are not going to iron these cotton linen … Continue reading

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WHY DO BAD PEOPLE HAVE IT SO GOOD?

No sooner did God take care of the two conspiracies than Jeremiah found himself struggling with a theological crisis. Jeremiah couldn’t understand why a holy God would permit the false prophets and the unfaithful priests to prosper in their ministries … Continue reading

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THE DANGERS OF CRISIS-ONLY PRAYING

“OH GOD!  Help us!”  “All hope is gone.  So, we turn to you.”  “Get us out of this mess we are in.”  “We are overwhelmed by the enemy, pull us out of danger!”  The man falling off the cliff prayed … Continue reading

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THE COLLABORATION OF GODS

Because of being a short-term mission planner for college students, I’ve traveled to places such as Haiti, Brazil, Moldova, Bolivia as well as our own country that includes the Navajo nation in the southwest many times.  What is prevalent in … Continue reading

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THE SADNESS OF SIN

Jeremiah wept over the sad spiritual condition of the people, and this is one reason he is known as the weeping prophet. Today, finding tears either in the pulpit or the pews is unusual, with the emphasis in church seeming … Continue reading

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WHEN THE TIME COMES…

Who grieves the most, with hearts breaking, when our children are in trouble with seemingly no way out?  As parents, we are given the task to raise, love and nourish the children God has given to us in His ways.  … Continue reading

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ONLY IF—ONLY THEN

God is perfect.  God’s Son, Jesus is perfect.  God’s Holy Spirit is perfect.  Only if we obey God and turn to Him, offering our very lives as a living sacrifice to Him will He abide in us.  Only then can … Continue reading

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THE POINT OF NO RETURN

First, the Lord spoke to His people and warned them that judgment was coming. The Jews had three main ways to get military information: from the watchmen on the walls, from trumpet signals, and from signal fires lit on high … Continue reading

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ALL UP IN OUR GRILL!

Imagine some ordinary person jumping into the middle of your “make do” life with a message he says comes from God.  You’re just trying to survive the day to day.  You eek out a living so you can put food … Continue reading

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