I Haven’t Been Everywhere (man) or Meeting Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was quite the man. Born way before my time and passing away on my birthday, in September 2003 at the age of 71, he was an American Icon.  I became a Cash fan in the later stage of his life.  (During what some call the “American Recordings” era). I DID have the opportunity to meet him in the fall of 1991.  A friend was a roadie for David Copperfield.  I was waiting backstage

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3 Steps To Overcoming Sorrow

There are so many reasons and degrees of sorrow. Sorrow is most certain at the death of a loved one…many have experienced this recently. But there are many other types of sorrow which carry varying degrees of emotional response on our part. The loss of a mate or relative through a divorce, through either permanent or temporary separation such as one going off to military service, off to school or to a new job. A permanent

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Things You Must Know About Forgiveness

“Forgiveness” is like the weather, everyone talks about it but no one does anything about it! Well, “no one” is incorrect … “few Christians do anything about it” would be better terminology. This is a fundamental doctrine of the Word of God, but we hear very little about it from Christians. God deals with forgiveness in several aspects. First, we receive eternal forgiveness when we trust Christ as our personal Saviour. Through the act of inviting

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Irma Update

Then in their trouble, they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the raging storm, and the waves became quiet. Psalms 107 As hurricane Irma was approaching the Southern United States, and being right in the middle of the State of Florida, my family and I had to decide what to do…as I was preparing to head out west, to New Mexico for our WonderFull Weekend event. After six months

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How To Eat An Elephant.

You’ve probably heard the illustration about a man eating an elephant; How would it be possible? In a way that should be a challenge to every Christian … he ate it one-bite-at-a-time. Eventually, you would have consumed the entire elephant. What in the world has this to do with Christians or with Satan’s attacks on Christianity? A great deal … by example! We as followers of Christ are facing problems which are seemingly much more

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What My Granny Taught Me About Integrity

  When my maternal grandmother—Leda Mabry Flatt– passed away in May of 2006, and since I inherited the Flatt family gift of gab, my mother asked me to speak at the service. I was struck with, “What can I say at my granny’s funeral?” Each of my family members would have different memories that we could share of “Granny Flatt.” (She was “Granny,” not “Grandmother,” or “Nana” or any other term to us four grandchildren

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What’s Your Anchor?

  Recently we were subjected to unusually strong winds and heavy rains. During this kind of weather on the Florida coast, sailboats will break away from their dock and drift out into the ocean filled with overpowering waves. Without the anchor to hold them steady in the storm they are helpless against the onslaught of the storm. The older I get, the more I realize that the one anchor that can hold us steady in

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“You Have To Do What’s Best For You”

Isn’t it incredible that we can believe that we know what it better for us than God does! However, Satan knows how to make us believe that. First, he raises questions in our mind about God’s command and then contradicts God’s word. To question God’s authority and veracity is one of the deceiver’s primary tools. If he can get us to question God, then he has begun his victory over us. The Bible shares many

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Why Did God Do This To Me?

His beloved wife spent many months in pain and sorrow before her death now he is trying to cope with the sadness of his loneliness and the memory of her illness. He asked, “Why has God forsaken me? How can a loving God permit this sorrow? Even the money I have given to my church hasn’t helped. My faith is destroyed!” Throughout the centuries Christians (and even non-Christians) have asked this question especially when things

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