Go Find a “Rose Guy”

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (NIV) At the end of the Main Street/Grand Ave. exit off of Southbound Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio stands a man who sells roses for a living.  On more than one occasion, I’ve stopped and conducted business with him.  There is a place in my heart for…

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BEcoming the Hope

1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.”  (NIV) Several years ago a speaker by the name of Harvey Austin was at our…

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Handling the Holiday “Bomb”

The holiday season is fast approaching and it is no great secret that this is the most difficult time of the year for friends, family and loved ones who are suffering from any type of addiction, whether it be directly or indirectly. The holiday season stirs additional emotions and feelings that often lay dormat throughout the…

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“Why’s?”

Psalm 57:7 “My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident.  No wonder I can sing your praises!” (NLT) A few days ago I was talking with a young father as he shared openly about the challenges he has experienced with having a developmentally disabled child.  He knew I could relate because…

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The “Magic” Formula

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he (Christ) said to me (Paul), “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (NIV) James 2:17 “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (NIV)   A couple of weeks ago a friend met with me after…

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