Monthly Archives: March 2011

A General’s Grace

Robert E. Lee was impressive in many different ways.  General Wilcox, having met Lee for the very first time, wrote: “I was much impressed with his fine appearance, either on horse or on foot … the handsomest man in the army.”  … Continue reading

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The Drink Offering: Don’t Waste Your Life

(There is a revised and expanded version of this message available here, preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, OK 7-13-14) The other day, as I was getting out of my car, I saw that I had a can of Coke in the … Continue reading

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Grandpa Is Smiling

A few days ago, someone gave us another king size bed – for which we were very grateful! – but it became an occasion for some re-arranging at our house.  We ended up putting our old king-sized mattress in Michael’s garage bedroom – along … Continue reading

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“Which Side Are You On?”

Although I haven’t heard the song since my college years, I can still “hear” the group enthusiastically singing the chorus: “Which side are you on, boys, which side are you on?  Which side are you on, boys, which side are … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Earthquake

A week ago Friday, I had been sleeping in, since it was my day off, when Cheryl came in and said to me, “There has been an earthquake in Japan.”  From the other room, I could hear the news, reporting … Continue reading

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So Many Needs …

I had not intended to write a blog this evening, or about this evening, but I felt compelled to do so.  Tonight at 6:30 we had the Missions Banquet at our church, First Baptist Moss Bluff.  Matching our conference theme, … Continue reading

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“Your Best Life Later”

It’s not an assignment any of us would have wanted from God – but it’s the one He gave Hosea: “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry, and have children of harlotry, for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking … Continue reading

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