Category Archives: discipleship

Among Whom You Shine

Have you ever been in total darkness?  Teresa and I have visited Ruby Falls in Chattanooga a couple of times.  We took an elevator deep into Lookout Mountain and then walked ¼ mile back into the cave to see these … Continue reading

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A Thorn

We all have had a splinter or briar in our hand at some point.  Sometimes it is even so small we can barely see it.  But oh how it can hurt.  And if it is not removed, the area begins … Continue reading

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Immanuel

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isa 7:14 Matthew 1:23 makes clear this prophecy was fulfilled with the birth of Christ. Matthew … Continue reading

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READ

There is an old adage in education stating that by 3rd grade you learn to read and then you spend the rest of your life reading to learn.  You learn to read and then read to learn.  Think about that … Continue reading

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Do I really know Him?

We find the following question relative to Jesus, in various forms 5 times in the Scripture.  Who is this?  (Mt 21:10; Lk 5:21; 7:49; 9:9; John 12:34) Who is this Jesus?  Do you know Him? One might say, of course … Continue reading

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See a Little

Kevin Elko is a motivational speaker.  Recently he shared the story of when he was asked to go to a speaking engagement. When he got to the airport, his driver never showed so he had to take a taxi. After … Continue reading

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Character and Reputation

Schwarzkopf and Wooden A serious study of leadership could include Norman S. Schwarzkopf and John Wooden.  These were two men whom I greatly admired.  They are both gone now but their lessons live on.  Let us visit each briefly and … Continue reading

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Be or Do

I recently heard a speaker make the observation that instead of putting the emphasis on what GOD wants us to do, maybe we should first emphasize what GOD wants us to be. Now this is not to say our “do” … Continue reading

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My Life According To

I read an interesting paper once that described how television influences the way people see the world around them.  There is no denying the effect that the world’s most potent communications instrument has on the viewers. I have long railed … Continue reading

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Fatherhood in 5 Passages

I am passionate about several subjects.  If you get me talking about them you might not be able to quiet me.  Some of these are: what constitutes being a man, the home and marriage, financial management, and parenting particularly as … Continue reading

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