Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Steps of Reconciliation

"It all started when somebody stole a pig " The Hatfields and McCoys were two American Appalachian mountaineer families who, with their families and neighbors, engaged in a legendary feud that attracted nationwide attention in the 1880s and ’90s. It lasted for decades...

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How is your Quiet Time?

Start Every Day With A Smile. Yesterday I talked about a morning quiet time. Though some people have their Quiet Time at another time of the day, I think morning is a great time to get your day started with God (Make Time For God). Not only Christians, but many people...

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Help me write my next book – MINISTRY LESSONS

What valuable lesson have you learned about ministry? If you have found this post, it is probably because you were invited or discovered a link seeking help writing my new book, Ministry Lessons. Thanks for your consideration. I have written two books so far. Life...

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Make Time For God

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) Mornings have always been a challenge for me. I am not a morning person. At least, at the beginning of my ministry. I would get out...

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Make Time for God

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) Mornings have always been a challenge for me. I am not a morning person. At least, at the beginning of my ministry. I would get out...

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Cheating on God

"... Forsaking all others keep only unto her so long as you both shall live. " The words above are part of the traditional wedding vows. The marriage covenant is an exclusive agreement. It isn't mean or judgmental for a husband to throw off the flirtatious advancement...

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Today – Tell Someone THANK YOU!

One of the deepest and most powerful principles of human nature is the craving to be appreciated. Everybody wants to feel wanted. Even pastors have the deep down desire to know that people appreciate their ministry. I have been in full time ministry since I graduated...

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Three Motivations for Sharing the Gospel

What's in it for me? This seems like a selfish motivation. Most of the time it is. But Is the desire for reward a proper motive for service? The fact that God promises rewards is proof that the motive is not a sinful one, even though it may not be the highest motive. ...

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Your Future Rewards

Where there is not future, there is little motivation for the present. Years ago, a small town in Maine was proposed for the site of a great hydroelectric plant. Since the dam would be built across the river, the entire town would be submerged. When the project was...

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