Category: Life in the Rock
Somewhere Out There

Somewhere Out There

  This world is a big place.  But at the same time it often seems so small.  In 1986, Steven Spielberg produced the animated film An American Tail.  James Horner, Barry Mann and ...

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An Army of Servants

An Army of Servants

We have just completed our annual Vacation Bible School.  And as usual, we had lots of volunteers who helped make it a success.  We had a great number of kids and adults in ...

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Love, Love, Love

Love, Love, Love

The year was 1967.  Our country, and the world for that matter, was going through philosophical turmoil.  Racial tensions were high and the white hippie movement was in full ...

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God’s Mighty Work

God’s Mighty Work

My family and I were recently able to travel out west and visit some of the most breath-taking sights in our country.  This was not our first time.  As a matter of fact, it was ...

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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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