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A GIFT WITHOUT GIMMICKS

Something happened to me on June 30, 2014 that I’ve got to tell you about. Making my way homeward from a weekend trip, I was on the shuttle bus that transports passengers from the Kansas City airport to the long-term parking lot. I had earned some free parking passes to the lot and had two more free parking passes than I needed for my own parking tab. Since the coupons happened to expire the next day, I decided I would try to give the two free passes to another passenger on my bus. All the passengers on my bus were going to my long-term lot, and all would be paying $7.00 a day for parking … READ MORE...

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JOB THE PIONEER

The following is an excerpt from Pain, Perplexity and Promotion. As the first book of the Bible written, Job becomes a precedent-setting book.  When the Holy Spirit prepared to inspire Holy … READ MORE...

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TRAVEL UPDATE

Every week I post updates on my travel blog, which you can view from the main navigation bar of this blog.  If you're interested in staying up-to-date with my traveling ministry, you can check back … READ MORE...

PERSONAL

LESSONS FROM JACOB – INTIMACY MAKES IT PERSONAL

At the end of his life, Jacob made a statement that is easy to gloss over and not fully absorb. Jacob uttered these words in the context of his blessing over his son, Joseph. But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by … READ MORE...

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LESSONS FROM JACOB – A GRANDFATHER ANOINTING

When Joseph brought his two sons to Jacob for a blessing, Jacob crossed his arms, placing his right hand on the younger grandson. Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his … READ MORE...

EVEN NUMBERS

LESSONS FROM JACOB – EVEN NUMBERS

I have noticed that sometimes God uses even numbers, or numbers with a meaningful association, to draw attention to the significance of a certain person’s story in that moment. Let me give a few examples. Enoch walked with God for 365 years, and then God … READ MORE...

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LESSONS FROM JACOB – THE HARD WAY

We learn from Jacob’s life that sometimes God wants things to transpire the hard way. God could have made everything so much easier on Jacob by just saying to him, “Jacob, go down to Egypt.” God led Abraham down to Egypt, and He could have just as easily done … READ MORE...

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LESSONS FROM JACOB – ABRAHAM, ISAAC, & JACOB

Several times in Scripture, God identified Himself as the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob (e.g. Ex. 3:6). Let me explain one reason why that designation is significant to me personally. It helps me define who I serve. In today’s world … READ MORE...