Tag Archives: faithfulness

How to Change Your Complaining to Gratitude

In the late 1970’s as a junior in college I was privileged to serve in a wonderful church in Madison, Alabama.     Each weekend I traveled from Chattanooga to minister in a variety of ways.   They were very special years in … Continue reading

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Best Friends Care for Each Other

It was late at night, around 10 p.m., and our doorbell rang.   I’m still up at that time of night, but rarely have visits at that time unless it is a family member.   After turning the porch light on and … Continue reading

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Best Friends are Loyal to Each Other

My dad had a stroke in 2001 and gradually degenerated physically until he passed away in July of 2008.   He had a transportation business and loved to drive his bus and got to know many people through the years.   When … Continue reading

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Broken Promises Produce Anger in Children

My wife taught me a valuable lesson when our children were very young.   Sometimes the kids would ask me about going somewhere or doing something special and I would think it was a great idea.   So, my response was, “Yeah, … Continue reading

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Love Stays the Course Even When It is Difficult

Robertson McQuilkin was the president of Columbia Bible College and enjoyed a very successful and effective ministry.   After being married almost forty years, his wife began to forget things.    Tests were run and it was discovered that she had Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Love is Strong

As a boy and teenager I understand very much what it meant to be loved.   I was blessed with two wonderful parents that never offered me anything but unconditional love.   But I knew very little about what it meant to … Continue reading

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Important Times to be Quiet – When You are about to Make a Rash Promise

God is very serious about the promises He has made to us.   The Bible says He “cannot lie” (Titus 1:2) and that He is faithful to keep His Word (Philippians 1:6; I Thessalonians 5:24). He is just as serious … Continue reading

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