Category Archives: 2003

Monthly observations on spiritual matters during 2003

O Pioneers!

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” Hebrews 11:13 On December 17, 2003, aviation … Continue reading

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Acting Under The Influence

“And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit…” Ephesians 5:18 My dad slipped the surly bonds of earth at 6:21 the morning after Thanksgiving Day. One of the many things he … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

“Therefore He says, when He ascended on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men…And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers…” Ephesians 4:8,11 Dallas Morning News columnist Marilyn … Continue reading

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Mortal Combat

“You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring, for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s ring, no one can … Continue reading

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One Talent Woes

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to … Continue reading

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A Lesson In A Pear Tree

 “…and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2 I have a pear tree that hasn’t the sense God gave a goose. Oh, it’s a beautiful tree in April, all white with blossoms … Continue reading

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In Defense of Childlike Faith

“You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…” Matthew 6:24-25 Some years back I vacationed in San Antonio with the pre-teen children of friends. We had a good time. We spent … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequences

“The foolishness of man twists his way, and his heart frets against the LORD.” Proverbs 19:3 Have you heard the definition of insanity? It’s been a catchy saying the past few years. The definition of insanity is doing the same … Continue reading

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A Cure For Get-There-Itis

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45 There is a malady that is common to both pilots and Christians. The slang for it is … Continue reading

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Hit It With Tongues

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the … Continue reading

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Pro-Christ

And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” John 6:42 Fasten your seat belts. This month is my … Continue reading

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A Bumper Crop Year

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7 Early in 1998 I decided to conduct an experiment. “That’s a pretty specific recollection,” you might say. “The experiment must … Continue reading

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