Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Thankfulness

I’m sure many people made a list of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s also normal to make a list of Christmas gifts. It's wise to make a grocery list. However, one list that we don’t hear much about is a "Gratitude List - Things we are thankful for." I challenge you to...

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Forgiveness

One of my favorite TV openings is from The Dick Van Dyke Show. While looking for a memorable way to open up each show, director Rob Reiner suggested Dick fall over a stool as he entered his living room. After one take, they decided to shoot another scene when he...

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God’s Gift of Love

Every Christmas there is a toy that everyone wants and that creates all sorts of craziness. In 1983 it was the Cabbage Patch Doll! It was my oldest daughter's first Christmas and I would have given nearly anything to get her one. But none were to be found. There was...

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Give More at Christmas

What makes a good gift? Is it the amount of money that is spent on the gift? Is it the amount of money saved on the gift? Does a good gift come from certain stores only with certain names on them? Is a good gift one that is completely practical? Is it exactly what was...

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Spend Less At Christmas

Americans will spend over $850 billion Christmas this year. Every individual citizen is expected to spend $1,000 for Christmas gifts. Yet, according to CNBC, a record high amount of people (11.5%) of Americans, aren’t buying any gifts this season due to economic...

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Keeping Christ in Christmas

One Christmas a husband put an assortment of beauty products in his wife’s stocking. She tried one of the facial masks. She explained to her 8 year old son that it was a present from his dad and it would make her beautiful. He patiently waited as she rinsed and patted...

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Thank God for Jill

Today (December 1, 2021) is only two weeks after my daughter, Jill, had a surgery for a brain aneurysm in Dayton, Ohio. Complications followed and she died on Saturday, November 20. She was a 34 year old mother of two preteens. Just a week later, November 27, we had a...

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A Good Soldier of the Cross

This past Sunday was our church's annual Veterans Day recognition... In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point...

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LEADING BY SERVING – Now available on Amazon

Spiritually healthy deacons are vital for a spiritually healthy church. Effective deacon ministry enhanced the explosive growth in the early church. Yet today, so very few deacons are prepared for effective ministry and many churches suffer, Leading By Serving shares...

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