Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stars and Dots

“So he decided long ago to adopt us. He adopted us as his children with all the rights children have. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it.” ~ Ephesians 1:5 One of my favorite children’s books is called You Are Special … Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord

As a high school student, I became very involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  I had the opportunity to attend a FCA camp in the mountains after my junior year.  As a big fan of the Miami Dolphins, I was excited about the opportunity to meet a former player … Continue reading

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One more Good Friday Reflection

As I shared yesterday a reflection of my Good Friday stations of the cross experience, I would also like to share one more Good Friday reflection.  Filled with the aroma of perfect white lilies, I started to proceed through the path Christ took on his way to the cross.  My … Continue reading

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The Smell of Lilies

“Consider how the lilies grow.  They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”  Luke 12:27 NIV   My favorite time of year in our church life is Easter.  It is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection.  … Continue reading

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Decisions

Satan’s purpose is to steal the seed of truth from your heart by sending distracting thoughts and events in your life.  It is not the temptations you have, but the decisions you make about them that counts.  Decisions will have to be made each day.   Prayer- Lord, with your … Continue reading

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Be Still and Know that I Am God

“Be still and know that I am God.” ~Psalms 46:10   This verse has multiple meanings to me, all of which I could improve.  At face value, this verse addresses the busyness of life and how we are on the go constantly, either in mind or body.  Being still is … Continue reading

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Standing in the GAP

“I searched for someone to stand in the GAP in the wall, so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”  Ezekiel 22:30 New Living Translation   Sometimes when we need people to help in the church, there is a GAP.  Sometimes we find no one … Continue reading

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Koinonia – Acts 1

For the past few weeks and the next several weeks to come, we have been and are studying the beginnings of the early church in the book of Acts.  I have found this study extremely interesting as our church, Zion Baptist, is celebrating our 200th anniversary.  As we take time … Continue reading

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Humble Servant

I started attending Zion Baptist Church in 1978 and became a member soon after.  I had started dating my high school sweetheart, Betty Cabaniss (Angie, as a lot of folks knew her) and her church was an important part of her life.  We were very involved in the youth group, … Continue reading

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A Season of Dryness

There are times in our lives where we feel distant from God, perhaps even struggling to experience God in any part of our lives, those times can be described as seasons of spiritual dryness.  This was my prayer during one of those dry seasons:   Dear God in this season … Continue reading

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