You Are Seen

I do not begin to know all the struggles single moms face, but I did have a front-row seat to witness some of the difficulties my mother suffered as she, by herself, raised two kids on the poverty level income of a small Baptist college English teacher. I saw the emotional and physical strain my

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Our Substitute

I have had the honor being the pastor of many wonderful military personnel. One of those fine people was World War II veteran, Colonel Glen Pennywitt, a 90-year-old member of Central Baptist Church in Sanford, Florida, where I was the pastor from 1996-2006. Glen had the distinction of serving two different military branches during his

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The Crimson Worm

Psalm 22 is a “Messianic Psalm” because it contains some of the words Jesus, the Messiah, prayed while He was on the cross. The Psalmist recorded these prophetic utterances hundreds of years before Jesus actually said them on Mount Calvary. It is often referred to as the Crucifixion Psalm or The Psalm of the Cross.

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Perhaps you, like me, have been touched by the series of excellent television commercials produced under the banner of “HeGetsUs”. The 100-million-dollar campaign, culminating in a February 12, 2023, Super Bowl TV ad, is aimed at getting the viewer to see how Jesus understands us. Problems like stress, criticism, and family discord are felt not

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The Future

After our family eats a meal at a Chinese restaurant, we enjoy reading our fortune cookies to each other.  I wish knowing about your future was that simple. We would all have it made if we had a crystal ball that would accurately predict our destiny. Christians do not search for their future in tarot

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Christmas Questions

Galatians 4:4-5 answers questions about the when, who, and why of the first Christmas. We normally do not think of Galatians as speaking about Christmas, but it does. It says, “When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so

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