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Everybody loves the Promised Land but nobody likes the trip

February 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

“The vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often a fraud.” (G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy) I’ve been to Israel a half dozen times in the last few years. You’d think it would get old after so many visits … it doesn’t. There’s something about Israel, the Promised Land, that’s different from any […]

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A Pottery Lesson

January 4th, 2010 · No Comments

“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand …” Jeremiah 18:6 I’ve been reading in Jeremiah for the last few weeks – boy is it a tough book. A lot of folks avoid Jeremiah; they think it’s too difficult to understand, too depressing and too long. They’re right … […]

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Another Rich Young Ruler

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” (I Peter 3:9) Last week I introduced you to a modern day ‘rich young ruler’; Reuel McFarland. Unlike his biblical counterpart, Reuel said yes when Jesus told him, “If […]

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Tags: agape · Fruit of the Spirit · God's purpose · Israel · love · peace · purpose

John Brown’s Faith

October 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Hebrews 11:1-2) Last week we learned that faith – believing in God – is a lot more than holding some concept in our minds as true. Faith requires action. […]

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Who Put the Buckle on Orion’s Belt?

July 14th, 2008 · No Comments

PURPOSEVol. 2, Issue 26July 07, 2008Starry, Starry Night“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” (Psalm 147:4)My buddy Roger called last week. He wanted to share a new software program with me; “Stellarium.” Stellari…

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Tags: God's purpose · Israel · purpose · Stars · Tapestry

Discovering Oil in Israel

July 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments

PURPOSEVol. 2, Issue 25June 29, 2008The Great Treasure Hunt“‘But you, O mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home. I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plo…

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Courage Part 3

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 18 May 2, 2008 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part 3 “In those days Israel had no king; every one did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:6) “We have met the enemy, and he is us” – Pogo We’re going to hang with the Judges for one more […]

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Courage Part 2

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

“Let me die with the Philistines!” (Judges16:30) Purpose Vol. 2 Issue 17 The Weekly Newsletter of True Potential Publishing Courage Part II What Makes a Hero? Remember last week? Gideon fought the bad guys, the Midianites, and won. He was a Judge, remember? There was another Judge in old Israel, a few Judges down from […]

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Tags: Celebrity · community · Courage · faith · Fear · God's purpose · Israel · Justice · love · money · Obedience · Prayer · purpose · success · suffering · Thriving in Tough Times · Trust