Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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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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How to Turn the World Upside Down

This past Sunday was Missions Day at our church. It is a day we pray to God to impress on our hearts what we should do for missions. We are commanded to pray for missions. Yet, that is not enough. We are to give and go. As I thought about what I should, say, a passage...

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A Lost Son

One summer Judy went to the Columbus Zoo with some relatives and all four of our children. When the day was over, she walked out the gate and toward the parking lot. A friend asked her, “Where’s Justin?” In her haste to leave on time, she left Justin inside the park....

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A Lost Sheep and Lost Coin

When I was growing up I collected and traded baseball cards. Living in southern Ohio during the 1970s, my favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds. I traded for some really good, valuable cards. I even had a Pete Rose rookie card, among others. I decided to hide these...

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Radical Discipleship

Two flight attendants were called into the cockpit of a small passenger jet. The captain told them that the jet would soon crash and they needed to hand out parachutes, but do so in an orderly manner. The first flight attendant gave the parachute to their first...

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God’s Invitation

What is your favorite dinner? Though I enjoy many things, I'd say I would probably like pizza or Mexican the best. But I like all kinds of different foods.  Jesus' parable of the ‘Great Banquet’ in Luke 14:16-24 is a story about God’s great salvation. Heaven is like a...

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Why are people lost?

When I was growing up I played a game by myself. We had a finished basement and sometimes I would have all the lights on. Then at the top of the stairs I would turn the lights off, one-by-one, as I walked back to the back corner into my bedroom. Then I turned off my...

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Be a Humble Servant

In 2009 ABC premiered a new reality TV series, Shark Tank. It highlights entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of investors or “sharks” who decide whether to invest in their company. Now in it’s 13thseason, the show highlights the good and bad of...

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My other books are also available: Leading by Serving (deacon ministry),  Christmas Lessons  &  Ministry Lessons

 

 

 

 

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