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BOUNTIFUL EYE – A THANKSGIVING BLOG

Thanksgiving is a time for football, food [aka gluttony] family and friends. It’s the one BRIEF moment we take to think about all that’s right and good in our lives- only to be immediately swept away by BLACK FRIDAY and the onslaught of consumeristic “HOLIDAY”...

God’s Presence — My Happy Place

God’s presence truly is my happy place. And the good news is, God is omnipresent, so God’s presence is all around me. However, experiencing His presence in all its fullness takes practice. Years ago I read a book written by a 17th century monk called “Practicing the...

PLUS, MINUS, EQUAL

He was voted “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990’s. He held World Championship Belts in multiple weight classes and disciplines. In short, this guy was A BEAST! His name is Frank Shamrock. I know as a pastor I’m not supposed to be drawn to such barbaric and brutal...
PLUS, MINUS, EQUAL

PLUS, MINUS, EQUAL

He was voted “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990’s. He held World Championship Belts in multiple weight classes and disciplines. In short, this guy was A BEAST! His name is Frank Shamrock. I know...

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The Diamond Tree

The Diamond Tree

by Pastor Gareth Lowe of Every Nation Berlin 1 Samuel 6:12 Then the cows went straight up toward Beth Shemesh, keeping on the road and LOWING ALL THE WAY; they did not turn to the right or to the...

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ROLLING THE DICE ON THE WILL OF GOD

ROLLING THE DICE ON THE WILL OF GOD

I’m not much of a gambler, which is a good thing I guess because I’m a pastor, but I have participated in “Bible roulette” a time or two. You know that thing you do when you’re not sure what to read...

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Thank You: God’s Password

Thank You: God’s Password

One of the many things I am thankful for is that I have a direct line to God. When I ask for direction in what I should do he answers me, sometimes quicker than others, but he is always there ready...

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The Voice

The Voice

Season 16 of NBC’s hit TV series “The Voice” has just begun with the Blind Auditions. While I hope you all tune in (my wife swears she is boycotting this season though. We’ll see if she can resist!)...

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The Name Game

The Name Game

OK Bible nerds, let's play a quick round of Bible trivia. 4 questions, speed round: What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? Which one of the 12 disciples was not from Galilee? Which 2 men recorded...

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Hit the Delete Button

Hit the Delete Button

As I sat down to write this blog I was brought back to when I first started teaching. I remembered as I prepared for it, I used to write it all out. If something didn’t quite line up I would either...

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Get Your Hopes Up

Get Your Hopes Up

What comes to mind when I say the word, “HOPE”? Have you ever met a person that was downright delusional in what they wished for and yet they called it hope? Or are you inclined to be like my wife...

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Does Life Have a Purpose?

Does Life Have a Purpose?

by Pastor Rollan Fisher of Every Nation: Second City Church, Chicago Most of us do not spend a lot of time thinking about our purpose, at least on a cosmic scale. But the times we do can be pretty...

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Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Author and researcher Malcom Gladwell goes to great lengths to show how your greatest weakness could be your greatest advantage. In his book “David and Goliath”, he reasons that David’s small...

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Heaven Bound

Heaven Bound

My blog this month is a tribute to my mom, Betty, who this month went home to be with the Lord. Although my heart is breaking in two, my mind is filled with memories I will always treasure. Memories...

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Cross Training

Cross Training

The Apostle Paul gives us some amazing advice on how to fulfill our purpose and destiny as followers of Christ:  Philippians 3:12–14 (ESV):  “Not that I have already obtained this or am already...

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WHEN A SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

WHEN A SONG IS NOT ENOUGH

By: Justin Gray of Every Nation Music It’s a dark day in American society, and I’m not talking about the solar eclipse. Ethnic tensions have risen to levels that we have not seen in several decades....

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FLIP OR FLOP, YOU CHOOSE

FLIP OR FLOP, YOU CHOOSE

Our cable TV provider gives us access to roughly 150 different channels. Why we have so many is beyond me, we only watch 2: HGTV and ESPN [don’t worry, the rest of my time is spent praying and...

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BIGGEST LOSER

BIGGEST LOSER

We live in a time where reality shows have flooded the airways -- everything from New Jersey Housewives to Dance Moms. So we shouldn’t be surprised when one was called The Biggest Loser. This show...

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WHY I BELIEVE IN USING P.E.D.’s

WHY I BELIEVE IN USING P.E.D.’s

I started using P.E.D’s about 2 yrs ago. The results have been astounding: I feel strength in areas that have historically been weak and I’ve made gains in areas I never dreamed possible. P.E.D.’s....

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