Category: Life in the Rock
Expecting the Impossible

Expecting the Impossible

      John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the United States.  He served with distinction as President, Senator, Congressman, and ...

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Loving God

Loving God

This week in June, 26 years ago, I was at the Crowley’s Ridge Youth Camp, where for the past three years I was known as “Sledge.”  This nickname was given to me apparently because ...

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Overcoming the Sin of Racism

Overcoming the Sin of Racism

  The word “racist” certainly carries with it a negative connotation.  Hatred and intolerance from one race toward another is not anything new to our society and culture.  Since ...

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Like a Child

Like a Child

Every morning for the past four years, I have led chapel at Central Arkansas Christian Elementary.  The order of chapel is usually the same: welcome, boys lead a song, scripture ...

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Christian ≠ Political Activism

Christian ≠ Political Activism

  Is it our goal to cause the world to act like Christians?  Sadly, too many Christians, and even churches are placing a high emphasis on political activism.  Are we going there ...

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Why Me?

Why Me?

  It was a usual day in many respects.  His hired-hands were out performing their regular tasks, and his children had gathered for a celebration.  They were unaware that a great ...

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Waiting for the Storms

Waiting for the Storms

 I was speeding, driving about as fast as my dad’s Ford Aerostar minivan would go – about 64 mph.  The cloud had moved across the horizon, through the northwest side of town.  I ...

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Jesus prayed, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13).  Many would respond that certainly God would never lead us into temptation.  This verse ...

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Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgive Us Our Debts

Forgiveness is difficult for one simple reason – sometimes we just don’t want to forgive.  We are angry, we are hurt, and we are not ready to let that go.  We feel justified and ...

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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Should we ask God for everything we want?  I’ll always remember how excited I was when my mom would bring home the Sears Wish Book.  When it arrived, I knew that Christmas was ...

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Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

So what’s different because I pray?  We often hear, “If God wants me to have it, I will get it.  If it doesn’t happen, he didn’t want me to have it.”  Is this true?  Are there ...

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Hallowed Be Your Name

Hallowed Be Your Name

Jesus says we are to pray in this manner: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9).  “Hallowed” is a form of the word “holy”.  Certainly, God is holy.  Jesus is ...

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