Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Song of Wrath and Mercy

Habakkuk 3:1-2       A Song of Wrath and Mercy             8-21-11  This week one of our church members reminded me the story of Stuart Hamblen, the songwriter who had lived a life of drinking and partying, but who was saved through the ministry of Billy Graham, … Continue reading

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The Third Team on the Field

At The Response, the prayer gathering attended by 32,000-plus in Houston a few days ago, most of the event was spent in some kind of prayer.  There were no “sermons” as such, although periodically, a preacher or recognized figure would … Continue reading

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Delight Yourself in the Lord

Psalm 37:4                   “Delight Yourself in the Lord”         8-14-11  p.m.       Years ago, Corrie Ten Boom wrote, “Look around, you’ll be distressed.  Look within, you’ll be depressed.  Look to the Lord, you’ll be at rest.”  From all of her experiences, she ought to … Continue reading

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“The Lord is in His Holy Temple”

Habakkuk 2:9-20      “The Lord Is In His Holy Temple”       8-14-11 a.m.    A couple of weeks ago, when we studied Habakkuk 2:4, we talked about how Job, when he had endured so much, asked God questions for which he never really received … Continue reading

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The Back-to-School Speech

 It was August 2004, and like children all over the country right now, our kids were getting ready to go back to school.  Our oldest, Paul, was going to be taking his first classes at McNeese State University in Lake Charles.  … Continue reading

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Some Running Advice Is Best Taken With a Grain of Salt

In one of my very favorite movies, “Chariots of Fire”, the great British runner Harold Abrahams is asked if he enjoys running.  He responds, “I am more of an addict.”  I fall probably somewhere in between those two categories.  Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Ungodly Appetites

Habakkuk 2:5         “Ungodly Appetites”         8-07-11 a.m.       In Leonia, New Jersey, back in 1995, a man was arrested for stealing a truck full of Snapple.  It turns out he had previously worked for Snapple, and had been fired from his job … Continue reading

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