When is it wrong to give?

Recently the cell group of which I am a part of was discussing the struggles of knowing when to give and when not to give.  When does giving become enabling?  Is the person you are giving to going to use what you gave them the way you would want them to use it.  Should I…

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This Disease Sucks

Last night as I was having fellowship prior to our Next Step Recovery service at church I saw an old friend of mine.  I was excited because this man has been fighting alcoholism for years and instantly I thought “cool he has shown up at our recovery service and maybe he is ready to get…

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“Serenity Now”

Two weeks ago I was asked to deliver the weekend message at my church.  If you would like to listen to or watch the message please click on the link http://ginghamsburg.org/sermon/ and scroll to July 20, 2008.  The topic for my sermon was “Serenity Now” and I did a review and life application of The Serenity Prayer….”God grant…

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What in the heck is hell?

Have you ever wondered if hell really exists?  Do you believe that people who do not believe in Christ go to hell?  I’ve got to be honest, ever since I can remember, I never worried about hell.  I have close Christian friends that believe very strongly in hell. We recently had some people at our church leave for…

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How should Christians handle a cause..?..?..?

It always saddens me when I observe Christians disagreeing on what “our” biggest “cause” should be. While we all have different callings we can never afford to get so caught up in that one calling that we forget our true calling, our one and only calling and that is to bring others to Christ.  I…

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Business and Mercy…do they mix?

My business is a very customer service oriented entity.  We sell a commodity and the only way to separate ourselves from the competition is by focusing our product around the wants and needs of our customers.  The key to great customer service has and will always be building solid relationships and these relationships are built…

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Vegas…

I am not a world traveler by any stretch of the imagination but I’ve been in several cities throughout the United States. I really like Boston and I am always awestruck by the mammoth size and “busy-ness” of New York City as well as it’s cultural diversity. Washington D.C. has so much history I could…

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Fool on the Hill

Day after day, alone on a hill, the man with a foolish grin is keeping perfectly still, but nobody wants to know him, they can see he’s just a fool, and he never gives an answer, but the fool on the hill sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head see the world spinning ’round… Most…

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If we aren’t careful there will be nothing left…

I recently spoke at my high school’s graduation ceremony. I spoke with the Class of 2008 about the importance of giving vs. taking, contributing vs. consuming and committing to making a difference. I learned a long time ago that my life was not mine, it was a gift to me from the Lord. I also learned that the Lord…

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What is wrong with us?

As we get closer and closer to electing a new President I often sit and scratch my head as I listen to the comments of fellow Americans.  The one that blows me away is when someone says “I am voting for so and so because they are going to take care of my needs.”  What an…

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