Category Archives: influence

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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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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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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Today my Teresa and I celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.  What has happened in 40 years?  We’ve lived in 7 different homes, in 3 cities, received a total of 4 degrees from 3 institutions, been blessed with 2 sons, later … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Our Day

Leadership is the great crisis of our day in the church.  Such an observation has been made by many.  The Bible relates many examples of leadership.  Consider Ezra.  In the closing events of the Old Testament when GOD’S people were … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

A number of years ago before our younger son graduated from the local university, his mother and I had an evening out that we laugh about to this day.  It was not unusual for us to go to the college … Continue reading

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Some People Like to Talk

I heard someone recently complaining about a person who monopolizes the conversation.  He said the person just takes over a meeting and does all the talking.  It was said that this person obviously likes to hear himself talk.  We all … Continue reading

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The E-Bible and Study

The word study may conjure up negative feelings from our school days.  We may recall pulling those all-nighters prepping for some big exam.  We likely have had some kind of study beyond our school years.  Whether it is work related or … Continue reading

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Influence

“Never listen to the voice of a man, who doesn’t listen to the voice of GOD” Currently there are some professional athletes who are protesting what they perceive as a social injustice by refusing to stand during the playing of … Continue reading

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The Whistle

Can you whistle?  Some people cannot.  I’ve really never understood why anyone can’t whistle.  I learned to whistle when I was young.  I can whistle a tune like the theme from the Andy Griffith Show.  But I can also whistle … Continue reading

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