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Greatness? What is greatness?

To hate and berate is not the way to be great. True greatness flows from integrity, kindness, and compassion. It isn’t made out of power, coercion, or dominance. Greatness is the ability to disagree with someone, but still love, inspire, … Continue reading

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Greatness/being great/making a great nation

Greatness is not wealth, fame, prestige, or power, but honesty, compassion, humility, and character. Greatness is not striving to be at the peak of the hierarchy, but faithfulness to truth and love. Greatness breaks the bondage of self-focus, soars in serving … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #4 — Do Whatever Feels Good To You

A great myth in our society tells people to do whatever feels good to them.  This idea has risen to the level of a god in our culture.  However, are feelings always a good guide for behavior? Feelings are frequently … Continue reading

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Modern Myth # 3 — Life Is All About Stuff

How much is stuff is enough? Our closets, basements, and garages are overflowing with stuff, but still we can’t get enough. So we call a charity to bring a truck and pick up our “old” stuff so that we will … Continue reading

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Negro Spirituals — A Message We Desperately Need!

“Over my head I hear music in the air, There must be a God somewhere.” –Negro spiritual. Those words were written and sung during the most difficult of days, a time of great oppression and evil — a time of bondage, … Continue reading

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Playing The Keyboard In Your Mind

Life is like a piano. A concert pianist comes into the great hall of life and plays Bach, Brahams, and Rachmanioff and there is tumultuous applause and a standing ovation. After the concert one of the members of the clean-up … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Words From Prision

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and later executed (in 1944) by Nazi Germany.  While in prison, he wrote many letters that were smuggled out.  Here are some quotations from those letters: “It is only when one submits to God’s law that one … Continue reading

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Is This Guy A Modern Day Prophet Or What?

Browsing through McKay Used Bookstore in Nashville recently, I found a book full of powerful prophetic statements by a present day United Methodist minister, Carlyle Fielding Stewart III.  The book was published by Abingdon Press in 2001.  It is called:  … Continue reading

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Can A Church Be Full Of The Glory Of God?

A popular worship song says: “The splendor of the King; clothed in majesty . . .” It is great to sing about God’s splendor, but how do we bring it forth? There is a simple, but powerful answer to this … Continue reading

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