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Wear Out or Rust Out?

The older preacher, located at the time 40+ years in the same congregation, stood before the audience and spoke the words, “I would much rather wear out than rust out in the work of God. For Heaven is a place and rest and the church is a place of work.” In the truest...

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Some Thoughts on Journaling

Several years ago I heard Jim Rohn talk about journaling and at first, I ignored it. The more and more I listened to Jim Rohn and other personal development speakers, the greater understanding I gained. I always pictured journaling as keeping a diary and I was not one...

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New Sermons: Loneliness and Guilt

Human emotions are tricky. One day your emotions are perfectly fine and another day they seem to be all confused. Life, aka - the human experience, can be a roller-coaster ride and your emotions flow right along with it. Throughout a person's life, they have feelings...

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The Christians Described — Second Century A.D.

I might have posted this before but I was not able to find a date, but the words provide a very interesting look at the description of a Christian during the second century. Take a moment and give it a quick read and see what you think. This description was found in a...

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“Sorry, I am ________________________.”

A few years ago, I strolled up to a door of a nearby house without a thought in my head, as I began to knock on the door I looked around to my see my door-knocking partner one house down. He had already knocked on the door and was passing along information about the...

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Hooked: A Book Review

Whether the world desires to believe it or not, casual sex is having powerful effects on the lives of thousands of teenagers. The effects are not only felt immediately, but linger for years in a person’s life. No book speaks to the effects of casual sex in the lives...

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A Few Thoughts on Worship

The stripes wave in the breeze to the passing cars, pedestrians and children on the school bus. The majestic stars are embroidered against the blue background creating an image offset by the story each star tells. From childhood, we have stood, placed our hand over...

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2017 Goal – Read 100 Books

Today, over 20 people have given me the names of their recommended books and their recommended authors. I stated and personal goal and asked one simple question. Does the goal seem impossible? I bet to some it does. Just think about it; 100 books is almost 2 books a...

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A Voting Guide for 2016

This election has created friction between friends, family and even Christians. No matter who you are voting for, or even if you are voting, you will agree that our country is in a place of decline. Each day, the social media newsfeeds show a majority of politics and...

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The Gallagher Experiment

This morning another aspect of the journey begins – The Gallagher Experiment. The organized chaos which I create daily is brought to life through a few simple posts, photos and information on this page, but this experiment will take place on Instagram at...

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42 Things I Learned at 42

Today I turn 42. In my feeble years on the this dirt clod we call Earth, I have made many mistakes but also done some fun things. I have been blessed with people in my life who have pushed me to keep going and have been blessed with great critics who tried to bring me...

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When the Minister Goes Forward…

Scrolling through my Facebook feed this past week, I noticed one of my minister friends had gone forward and asked the congregation to pray for him as he struggles in life. There is no need to mention his name, nor his struggle. All that is necessary is to ask that...

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A Facebook Favor

Another day, another stolen Facebook identity. Friends, lock down your Facebook. The world of identity theft is growing rapidly, because people are trying to find easier and more efficient ways to become a criminal. There are those who sit at home and do nothing more...

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Review: Psalm 23 Pamphlet by Rose Publishing

Today, another section of the website makes its debut -  a "Review" section. This section will consist of reviews on a variety of products: books, food, and many other things which make their way across my desk. The review today is for a pamphlet from Rose Publishing...

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20 Minute Habits (Podcast Episode #2)

Download the Podcast MP3 here. Welcome to episode #2 of the podcast. This episode is a little over 20 minutes, just barely, but the information can help you develop 20 minute daily habits to assist you in personal growth.  20 minutes can give you the edge you need....

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