Monthly Archives: June 2011

Respond To The Spirit Like A Windmill

There is a 245 year old windmill from the Netherlands on Windmill Island, a city park in Holland, Michigan.  It even has a name, De Zwaan, which means in Dutch, graceful bird.  As I was walking through the park yesterday, the Holy … Continue reading

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How Can Christianity Be Boring?

Christianity teaches that God loves every human being and that He showed His love through Jesus dying on the cross for each one of us. Perhaps that concept is too familiar to many of us. We’ve heard it since we … Continue reading

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Joel’s Jolts — Powerful Words From An Old Testament Prophet

Joel is an Old Testament prophet whose words will give you a jolt.  Are you ready for a jumping Joel jolt?  Here are some quotes from Joel: “The word of the Lord that came to Joel, son of Pethuel.” “Hear … Continue reading

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Positive Reading Is Super Inspiration

Faster than a speeding worry; more powerful than an evil motive; able to leap tall obstacles in a single bound . . . Look in an uplifting book! Positive reading is super inspiration! Some books contain ideas that connect, not … Continue reading

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A Fisk University Professor’s Unusual View Of Education

Over the years there have been so many plans and programs designed to improve the quality of education in America. However, after all these plans and programs, politicians, educators, and others are still talking about how something needs to be … Continue reading

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Winner Words / Loser Language

Words are powerful. All the words that we hear, read, think, and say, have an impact on our life. We can choose to hear, read, think, and say words that pull us down or words that build us up. Our … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Omitted Second Half

What is the world’s most omitted second half? Here are some nominations. * The second half of NFL preseason games. (Look how many people leave before or during the second half.) * The second half of a homework reading assignment. (If I … Continue reading

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Things That Stir My Soul

Here are some things that stir my soul to sense the spiritual reality that surrounds us — that create a sense of awe in my heart.  These things motivate me, inspire me, and help me be aware of the reality … Continue reading

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My Top Five Christian Groups (Churches) Of All Time

I am an avid church history reader.  However, I don’t much enjoy the politics and religion of the institutional church.  Instead I love reading about the living faith of Christians in the past and about spiritural movements when multitudes came to … Continue reading

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Didn’t You Know You’ve Got to Cry Sometime?

Diana Ross sings a song that asks this question:  “Didn’t you know you have to cry sometime?”  However, a popular myth in our day says: “Strong people don’t cry,” or “Real men don’t cry.”  Why, then, do they have tear ducts? The … Continue reading

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