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Compromise September 23, 2014

I got an emergency phone call from American Express last Tuesday night saying that my card had been compromised. Sure enough, when I got online, I saw some charges that I didn’t make. We all know that there have been issues with Home Depot and Target, and I’m sure I used my card in one of those stores. American Express, who has excellent security measures (in my opinion), was right on it. They cancelled my card. I’m not responsible at all for the charges that were made when my personal information was compromised. Continue

Worship Prayer September 16, 2014

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One of our people recently was frustrated with prayer meetings. They seemed to be boring, redundant, nothing more than a list of things to ask God for, and all about us and what we need. She found that it was kind of perfunctory, kind of boring. So she began to research different kinds of prayers, and she stumbled across a resource that talked to her about worship prayer.Continue

The Fear of the Lord September 9, 2014

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Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (NIV).

I was thinking about the time when I was most afraid. RobAnne and I were at a conference in Seoul, South Korea, and it was right before the Olympics. We were in a taxi going from the church where the conference was being held to our hotel, and there was a huge traffic jam, so we decided to get out of our taxi and simply walk over to our hotel.Continue

Looking Forward September 5, 2014


This past weekend I got to spend a little bit of time with my granddaughter, Flora, and something took place that really spoke to me. My son, R.W., and I were lying on the floor, and Flora was between us on her blanket doing what babies do – smiling, cooing, moving her legs and arms, and just being a great baby. Continue