Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Commit to Believe in Jesus

Ancient doctors tested the sanity of their mental patients with the following test: The patient was placed in a room with a sink. The faucet was turned on and a stopper was put in the drain until the sink overflowed. The patient was then handed a mop and the door was...

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Committed to Follow Jesus

“For better, for worse… for richer, for poorer… in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.” I have led hundreds of couples to vow these words to each other. I have said them myself. Making a commitment is easier than keeping a...

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Don’t just hear, LISTEN!

Have you ever misheard a song lyric? I remember listening to the 1969 song "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedance Clearwater Revival. This song talks about bad times. One line is supposed to say, "There's a bad moon on the rise." However, I always thought they sang, "There's...

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Love, Sin, and Forgiveness

In 2017 the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in 7th game to win the World Series. However, it was found out that they had been stealing signs to the pitcher and communicating to the batter by banging garbage cans in the dugout. Yet, no players were...

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Making Wise Decisions

Do you make wise decisions? A very successful executive was having a retirement party from his company. He had been there a long time and the company had grown because of his wise leadership. He was respected by all the employees and even his business competitors. One...

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Strength when you Doubt

Tell a man there are 581,678,934, 341 stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. But put up a sign “Fresh Paint”” he’ll have to touch it to prove you’re telling the truth. Maybe it’s our pride that wants to prove others wrong, but doubt is part of the thinking...

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Turn Sorrow into Joy

Two years ago our family got together for a wedding. It was such a happy occasion. Relatives from throughout the U.S. met in Dayton to dance, sing, and eat. Everything was just right, or so we thought. Within a month, we all met back in Dayton for the funeral our...

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How To Have Marvelous Faith

Are you frustrated? I remember a college spring break and six of us were in one car heading from Missouri to Ohio in the pouring rain late at night. The back passenger tire went flat. So John and I pulled out all the luggage from the trunk so we could get the spare....

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Are you building for success or failure?

Do you sometimes feel like a failure? When I was young I had dreams of what I would be and what I would do. To be honest, I haven't lived up to my own expectations. I want to be a success in my family, my occupation, and my personal life and ambitions. But how? Every...

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