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An Open Letter To My Younger Self - Chapter 1 

In four days, the calendar will flip to October 22, 2020.

On that day, I will have walked, run, biked, flown, crashed, wrecked, and fallen down on this rock for... 

  • 55 Years 
  • 660 Months 
  • 2,860 Weeks 
  • 20,075 Days 

I've always…

Only You Can Do It

Who are you in Christ? 

God created you to be you - not to be anyone else. He gave you a specific calling. A specific task. A specific word, touch or expression that only you can give to others. I…

Who Is Your Whosoever? 

One of the most famous verses in scripture - and probably the one that most children raised in a Christian home learn from the moment they can speak - is John 3:16. 

"For God so love the world that…

God's Math - Less is More 

The paradox of The Gospel never ceases to amaze my feeble mind. It's also the thing that I continually struggle with in this world of self-promotion, individual "brand" management and the what-about-me society that we live in today.

Paul wrote…

Perspective Makes All The Difference 

Where is your perspective when facing all the walls, mountains, challenges and obstacles in your life?

Do you look horizontally and focus on what you see?

Do you look around and only take note of what is within…

What's In Your Emotional Wallet? 

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15:13 

Capital One has built one…

Surrendering All

"Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil." - 2 Kings 4:2b

In this story in 2 Kings, Elisha has encountered a lady whose husband was a faithful servant of God but is now…

Focus on Him 

"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 (NIV)

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need;

Whose Toes Are You Dancing On? 

There were a lot of things that I loved about being a Daddy to Daughters. 

I loved teaching them about what it means to be valued. I loved telling them silly jokes. I loved to hear them laugh. I…

Your Harvest Is Coming 

I hate waiting!

There have been many times in my life that I have made choices - probably not the wisest of choices - based on the simple fact of how long I'd have to wait. I've chosen doctors…

Grab Hold Of The Keys 

A little over two weeks ago, I penned a blog titled Are You Falling for Satan's Great Lie? You can read it HERE. I ended that post with a "tune in tomorrow for Part 2" and then left…

A Glutton For God 

Have you ever spent much time around truly HUNGRY or STARVING people? I'm not talking about someone who has missed a meal between breakfast and dinner. I'm talking about a child or adult that hasn't eaten for days. Or, if…

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Spiritual Fast Food Almost Killed Me

For the better part of my adult life, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted and never worried about the health ramifications of that diet. If it's passed to you through a drive-thru window, I probably ate it. If…

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Impossible? Tell That To God!

"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."

- Luke 1:37 

What are you facing today that seems insurmountable? 

What mountains are in front of you that seem impossible to climb? 

What financial, health or emotional battle…

A Major Transformation and Change

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." - Romans 12:1

It only took 52 years for me to realize…

I Come From A Long Line Of Love - Another Goodbye

People deal with the ups and downs of life in different manners. Some people work; some workout. Some eat; some stop eating. Some folks cook; some choose to deal with things by masking the pain with medication, alcohol or drugs.…

The Dash Between the Dates - Saying Goodbye To My Dad

Lloyd Randolph Obituary 

Lloyd Randolph, 87, of Kingsville, Texas passed away May 24, 2017. He was born in Kingston, TN on January 9, 1930. 

Lloyd graduated from the 3rd Grade and dropped out of school to start…

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Trump, Clinton and The Mirror of Our Society

“Eventually that entire generation died and was buried. Then another generation grew up that didn’t know anything of God or the work he had done for Israel.” 
– Judges 2:10 MSG 
  
The cry throughout our land the last few weeks…

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Perfect Peace; Perfect Rest

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"  
- Psalms 91:1-2  

This…

What Are You Focused On Today?

What does it mean to serve a Holy God?  
Less of me; more of thee. 
I must decrease so He can increase. 
No idols. 
The daily and constant removal of the trash in your mind.  
An every moment reminder of…

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Salt and Light

This morning as I read this passage..."Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete…

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Are You Wearing The Badge of Busyness

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
- Exodus 14:14


But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions then stand still and watch the Lord's victory. He is with you...do not be

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Choose Life!

"The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and LIFE."- John 6:63  
  
One of my favorite movies of all-time is Shawshank Redemption. One of my favorite lines…

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A New Perspective & A New Pilot After 50 Years

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hunger, whether living in plenty