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The Secret of Success

Check out these two verses from 1 Chronicles. “So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD. He failed to obey the LORD’s command, and he even consulted a medium instead of asking the LORD for guidance. So the LORD killed him and turned the kingdom over to David …

The God Who Forgets

“For I will forgive their iniquity and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34) Divine forgetfulness. God chooses to forget our sin. How I wish I could do this – forget my sin, or forget the sins of others. By God’s grace, I don’t remember all of the …

Four Reasons He Died

This morning I read about the tragic end of King Saul. Here’s the part of the story that struck me. Notice it cites four reasons Saul lost his life. Did you see the four reasons? Here they are: 1) Unfaithfulness 2) Disobedience 3) Consulting a medium 4) Prayerlessness. His was a …

How to be a Dad: A Fathers’ Day Story

I was overwhelmed. It was July 9 or maybe July 10, 2003. It wasn’t Fathers’ Day, but you might say it was for me. It was my first few days as a father. She was just a little baby. The tinniest thing. She was in the car – a brand new …

My Mom

It was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 1984. I was seventeen. It was the last day I would see my mom alive. I was in my room playing my guitar. Singing songs to Jesus. I might have been praying or reading my Bible. Mom and I had talked earlier that day …

Pray About It

“So Moses brought their case before the Lord.” Numbers 27:5 The Lord wants a leader to pray – to really pray. I know we often say “Pray about it,” But we really need to “Pray about it!” You cannot know what God wants in many situations without prayer. It’s been …