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Building a Foundation For Life

The Word of God In the Bible, the term ‘foundation’ refers to the foundation of a building during construction and the foundation of reading, believing and practicing God’s Word. God wanted us to know that His word is the key for our development, starting when we are children. Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ […]

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Grace

Let me tell a story of grace. My father grew up on a 600-acre family estate in Virginia. The land was granted by the English Earl of Dunmore in the mid-1700s. “Back Creek” is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, some of the most beautiful country in the world. My first ancestor there built a […]

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Best Known Verse in the Bible

John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible.  When TV camera crews pan the crowds at pro football games, we often see placards referring to it.  It’s important, though, to read the next verse too: 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in […]

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Agricultural projects in Mozambique

World Food Day Celebrated with Thanks

Nebraska. Growing up in rural Nebraska, I was literally surrounded by food.  Fields of golden corn, soybeans, wheat and grains lined the highways.  Roll down the window of your car and you’ll likely be greeted by the gritty smells of grazing cattle and squirming piglets.  Yet, even with these “caloric” surroundings, I never really thought […]

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Painting of the parable of the good shepherd separating the sheep from the goats

“You will always have the poor among you …”

I can’t prove it, but after many years of pastoral experience, including numerous conversations on the subject with believers and non-believers alike, I’m convinced this is the best known reference in the Bible concerning poverty.  For believers especially, this is frequently quoted as proof that poverty will always exist and cannot be overcome.  Because this […]

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Elena poses for a photo with her sisters in Guatemala.

A singer, pastor and attorney in the heart of Guatemala

Another country? In my last few blog posts, I’ve been sharing about my experiences from a recent trip to Nicaragua. What I haven’t mentioned is that after spending eight days in Nicaragua, my coworker and I flew one hour north and spent another week in Guatemala. I can’t begin to describe the drastic difference between […]

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