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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

We have a living God, a speaking God! One who loves us, His children, and He particularly loves to speak to us! He can speak to any one of us who love Him. You might be thinking, “I read the Bible every day, so I’m hearing from the Lord every day.” While it’s good to read the Bible, the recorded Word of the Lord, which is the foundation of our Christian faith, it’s wonderful to also hear straight from the Lord …

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

What do you want for Christmas more than anything else? What is your greatest heart’s desire? Sometimes you don’t even know what that one thing is that would bring you total fulfillment, but guess what… God knows. He knows because He planted it in your heart before the foundation of the world. What could that be?

Mercy, Ministries, OPPORTUNITIES »

[29 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

“The Persecution Project Foundation was founded for the express purpose of collecting and disseminating information about the worldwide incidence of Christian persecution, with particular focus on Africa.”
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” (Psalm 46:1,2)
What will you do to help this 4 year old desperate girl?
On Friday December 19, Ed Lyons called to ask me for Rick Heeren’s contact info to …

Convergence, CULPEPER, Goodness, Mercy, VIRGINIA, Youth »

[5 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” –  Mother Teresa
‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food’ (Matthew 25:35)
Do you know what it feels like to be hungry?
Have you ever gone 3 days without eating any food?
If it was one of your kids going hungry, what would you do and when?
What role is God asking you to play in stopping hunger NOW?
In my devotionals on January 1 and 2, 2008, I mentioned that 2008 will be a year of convergences. Today’s story is a wonderful …

Adventure, Goodness, Mercy, Ministries, Obedience, OPPORTUNITIES »

[9 Jan 2008 | One Comment | ]

“Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.” – Alexander Pope
Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. – (Matthew 5:7)
What would the Good Samaritan do?
We continue today with this week’s theme of the Good Samaritan – a message of mercy and compassion.
Yesterday when I was riding my bicycle home, I came across a significant two car accident. As I passed by, I asked if anyone was seriously hurt and was told “No.” About …

Goodness, Justice, Mercy »

[8 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” – Abraham Lincoln
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25)
What must I do to inherit eternal life?
As mentioned in yesterday’s devotional, God worked out the circumstances such that I listened to Pastor Randy Orndorff’s sermon about the Good Samaritan three different times on my 7th spiritual birthday (Sunday Jan 6). It became very clear to me that God wants to drill home the message …

FAITH, Goodness, Mercy, Obedience »

[7 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

Faith makes things possible, not easy.
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29)
Who is my neighbor? How should I respond?
Yesterday I attended all three morning worship services at the Culpeper United Methodist Church. Pastor Randy Orndorff allowed David Bean and me to support Sam Reeves and Operation Rescue Liberia during each service by sharing short testimonies of how God moved in our lives to get us involved. The Holy Spirit moved in power to inspire other people to get involved.
Around 7 AM …

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[19 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.” – John Wesley
“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.” (Luke 10:33)
How can you create more margin in your life to be able to help more people?
This past Saturday (July 14), I drove to visit my parents. They …

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[12 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

“You are responsible forever for what you have tamed.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. And he killed an Egyptian, a spectacular man. The Egyptian had a spear in his hand; so he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian’s …

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[15 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

“It is change, not time, that turns fools into wise men, and sinners into saints.” – A.W. Tozer
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. (1 John 3:18)
Do you have a heart for your suffering brothers and sisters in the world?
Sunday November 12, 2006 was the annual International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. About 150 nations of the world held some type of prayer service.
In Culpeper Virginia, the Persecution Project Foundation hosted this event at the Culpeper United …