Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Jesus Teaches a Lesson on Prayer

One day a boy watched a holy man praying on the banks of a river. The boy went over and asked him, “Will you teach me to pray?” The holy man took the boy’s head in his hands and plunged it into the water. The boy struggled to get free. Finally, the holy man released...

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NT40 Challenge

82% of all Christians only read their Bible at church. You may or may not believe this statistic. I'm not sure if I believe it. I think it's quite a bit high. However, I have discovered that many Christians do not read their Bible as a daily habit.  The reasons for...

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The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

What is the best marriage advice you ever received? Wedding receptions have a fun dance that is called simply "The Longest Married Couple Dance." The DJ asks all married couples to get on the dance floor. He then asks those married less than 5 years to sit down, then...

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Have a Mary Heart in a Martha World

On June 4, 2001, in the Detroit suburb of Harper Woods (west of Grosse Pointe) 12 year old Robert Knight pitched the game of his life. Batter after batter came to the plate – each tried and failed, again and again, to hit a pitch off the 5’ 3”, 100 pound Robert...

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Stop & Help – Lessons from a Good Samaritan

In 1918, German pediatrician Ernst Moro discovered a similarity in all newborns. It is called the Moro reflex. If a newborn is startled, its arms will fly up and out, then come together in a desperate clutch. This isn’t a learned behavior. It is preloaded into our...

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Do you have real joy?

On August 13, 2014, many of us woke up to the news that the King of Comedy, Robin Williams, who made so many laugh, had apparently committed suicide due to severe depression. For years his happy face had masked a sad heart. Many today are sad and depressed. The...

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Help! I’m a Deacon – BOOK LAUNCH TEAM

Several months ago I was having a conversation with a fellow pastor and we were talking about the lack of instruction material for deacons. I discovered many good books to help pastors but very few to help deacons. He suggested I write a book (since I had some...

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Doing The Thing That Matter Most

Is your life busy but not accomplishing much? My To-Do list is longer than I have time to complete it. Sometimes it’s longer at the end of the day than it was at the beginning of the day. I have many days where I have been extremely busy and yet wondered what did I...

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Achieve Your Goals for 2021

What was your goal for 2020? I set a goal to run 2020 miles in 2020. Fortunately, I was able to accomplish this on December 30, 2020. However, many of my goals remained incomplete. I can blame some of my failures on coronavirus. However, many of my goals were unmet...

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