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Jun 21, 2022

For God’s Sake: Trust in what God has provided for redemption

Recently, I found myself in an uncomfortable situation; I was in the men’s section of a local department store buying pants.

In my mind, I am still that young man whose leg length is greater than his waist girth. So, I head to the changing room with two pairs of pants, one pair that agrees with my illusion, the other that I know I am going to purchase.

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Jun 13, 2022

For God’s Sake: Trust in Christ today

It’s summertime and those pests are back.

No, I don’t mean the tourists, and shame on you for thinking about our valued guests that way! I’m talking about the bugs, the mosquitos and all their hungry friends, who now lie in wait just outside your door.

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Jun 7, 2022

For God’s Sake: God like music score for our new life in Christ

I have been a musician since being introduced to the guitar at age 11.

I studied music in high school, advanced in music theory, then pursued a music education degree at a university.

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May 31, 2022

For God’s Sake: Disciple-making creates a win-win situation

“It’s a win-win arrangement,” Jack’s mother said enthusiastically to a friend.

A party to their conversation, I nodded my head in agreement and added, “It sure is!”

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May 24, 2022

For God’s Sake: Flag a reminder of sacrifice made for you

The giant flag on the Camping World site on Hwy. 98 is magnificent.

I see it several times each day on my way to Gulf Breeze, twice in the morning and twice later in the afternoon, and I have begun to notice a pattern in the flag’s activity.

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May 17, 2022

For God’s Sake: , The wise man builds on the rock

I love button-down shirts, I always have.

Fashion trends are ever changing, one minute, shirts have wide lapels with enough wing area to provide some lift, the next they are sporting the band collar with no lapels at all.

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May 10, 2022

For God’s Sake: The zenith of God’s creation is the human race

My wife is still unable to drive, so our daily commute adventure to her work in Gulf Breeze continues. I drive, she takes in the sights; not a bad arrangement – for her!

My wife does not miss anything – her observations skills are off the charts. She sees and delights in the smallest details. She should have been a cop.

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May 4, 2022

For God’s Sake: Thank God for your mother

One night early in January of 1993, my father called with the news that my mother had pancreatic cancer.

As a pastor, I am called on to counsel others with words of hope and encouragement in Christ after they receive such news. I now stood on the proving ground of those words.

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Apr 26, 2022

For God’s Sake: Trust in Jesus

A billboard along I-75 declared, “JESUS SAVES!”

A t-shirt depicting Jesus sitting behind a computer also declared, “JESUS SAVES!” What does “Jesus saves” mean?

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Apr 18, 2022

For God’s Sake: Those who know Christ call him my God, my Lord and my Savior.

“We locals call it ‘our Basket Full of Diamonds,’” said the guide as our tour boat glided past the lighthouse in Jupiter, FL in the diminishing light of evening.

My wife and I, both locals, gave one another an incredulous look and mouthed, “We do?”