Big Shoes to Fill

Often when someone succeeds another person, folks will say, “He/she has big shoes to fill”. After Jesus’ short but power-packed three years of ministry, He told his followers something that surely shocked them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12 NKJV). Sounds like filling big sandals!

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The Blessed, Look Like This!!

There have been thousands of books written about being successful, rich, happy, fulfilled, and the list seems to never end.  Everyone seems to be looking for that formula of life that will bring the blessings of peace and joy.

Jesus began a sermon with some verses we call the Beatitudes (Blessings).  It is not a formula but a lifestyle likened unto Jesus.  For the follower of Jesus, these are not optional nuggets of wisdom but the principles for our lives as we journey with Jesus.

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The Humor of Old Men

This subject has been incubating in my mind for a few years.  I am quite qualified for this subject because I was reared in the midst of old men.  My Dad was forty when I was born so by the time I could listen with good reason, I was saturated with the wit of “The Greatest Generation”.  I am further qualified because now I am looked at, as that once revered title of, “Old Man”.  I have been a “hoary head” since my forties.

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More Than Enough

Recently as part of my continual reading through the Bible, I once again “stumbled” upon a scripture the Holy Spirit used to grab my attention.  It was in Exodus 36:2-7 where Moses instructed the people to bring an offering of materials for the construction of the Tabernacle.  They were to bring items of gold, silver, bronze, jewels, linen, thread of blue, purple, and scarlet, acacia wood, and other items.

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Five Simple, Spiritual Things in 2019

When I look back at the younger me, I am horrified at my lack of diligence.  I am not the poster boy for it now, but I have improved some over the years.  My wife has been a great example for me, when she sets her mind to accomplish something, she gets it done.

This time of the year, some folks make New Year’s resolutions that often fall flat by February.  (Oh well, I’ll finish this post later…  Second thought, I better just do it!)  I am not one to set New Year’s resolutions.  I just need to do the simple, spiritual things with diligence.

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