Category Archives: service

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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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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Grow up

I love the spring time.  It is a time of renewal, a time of growth.  I remember as a young man growing up on the farm, it was a time to plant.  By this time we would be putting fertilizer … Continue reading

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Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

In the movie, What About Bob, the lead character, an extremely needy personality, has the following line:  “Gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need, I need.”  Bill Murray stars as the neurotic Bob Wiley in one of my favorite comedies. … Continue reading

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The Hortatory Subjunctive

Surely the title of today’s blog will cause some to read the devotional just for curiosity sake.  My thoughts today actually are focused on the New Year and thinking about how to be better in the New Year.  So what … Continue reading

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What’s in it for me?

We live in a time and culture that is generally selfish.  For many it appears to be all about me.  All about self.  I need cite only one example.  Go to Facebook and look at the pictures.  This generation has … Continue reading

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Who can find a faithful man?

I suppose our society is struggling with the idea of manhood now more than ever.  What is your definition of manliness?  What is your description of a real man?  Is it the idea of the Marlboro man of the cigarette … Continue reading

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Will you scratch my back?

The phrase “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” usually means I will do something for you and then you return the favor.  Man is not meant to live an isolated life on an island.  We have relationships with … Continue reading

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