Monthly Archives: July 2016

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 After a very brief stay in Thessalonica, the Apostle Paul had an abrupt departure from the city … Continue reading

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 Since I no longer drive because of the lack of focus brought on by Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, my wife does all … Continue reading

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Pulverize the Enemy

I beat them as fine as dust borne on the wind; I poured them out like mud in the streets. Psalm 18:41 If King David had been writing about my enemy, Alzheimer’s disease, he could not have written more clearly … Continue reading

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Overtaking the Enemy

I pursued my enemies and overtook them, I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. Psalm 18:37-38 I love today’s passage from the Psalms because … Continue reading

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Training to Defeat the Enemy

He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Psalm 18:34 As a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps we trained constantly. Each year we conducted hundreds of hours of training to improve … Continue reading

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A Fitting and Orderly Way

But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:40 In today’s passage the Apostle Paul is speaking about orderly worship. Prior to this particular verse, Paul instructs the Corinthians about the gifts of prophecy and … Continue reading

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Press on Toward the Goal

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which … Continue reading

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Don’t Cause Anyone to Stumble

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, or Greeks or the church of God- 1 Corinthians 10:31-32 In today’s passage the … Continue reading

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He Is Still God

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah … Continue reading

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Seek the Good of Others

Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:24 Yesterday was the day a group of us from Hodgenville United Methodist Church unload the food truck from Feed America where we buy food to supply … Continue reading

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