Simple Concerning Evil

How do bank tellers know when they are handling fake money? Do they study counterfeiting in-depth? Must they mark every bill? No, they keep it “simple concerning evil.” They study real money. They handle real money on a regular basis. And on those occasions where the bills are big, the counterfeiters are busy, or the money feels funny, they’ll use a marker. That’s how it ought to be with good and evil.

The Truth is Simple

The truth is relatively simple; it is weeding out the lies that makes things complicated. Whether it be discerning truth and error in a discussion or choosing between right and wrong in practice, the differences are largely clouded by falsehood.

Learning from History

Recently, a gentleman came to my office and we were discussing the past; more specifically we were discussing his past. As we talked, the old adage came to mind, “Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.” We discussed the thought, and how it applies to us and our stories. The …

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Building Up The Temple – The President’s View

In my experience, children like to sing, “Building Up the Temple.” But when asked, they don’t have a clue about what they’re singing. Sometimes, I take a few moments to explain the concept of the church as a building, the need for working together, and building each other up in the Lord. COVID-19 has revealed …

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Malawi Police Receive the Word!

We have been so encouraged with the reports from Malawi from Pastor Charles. Pastor Charles received both HOPE Bibles and Chichewa Bibles from Pastor Victor at TWR and distributed them to people in his village, including these Police Officers who recently accepted Christ. Below is what Pastor Charles says about it: “Police officers gave their …

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Water

Our family moved away from a small city and we are running into the “challenges” of country living. When you live in a city there are certain conveniences available when a group of people live in proximity to each other, for example city water, sewer, and natural gas. When you live in the “country” you …

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Snares & Tares

I have been thinking about the temptations of Jesus. He did not sin, but he was tempted. He was tempted like we are.1For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. – Hebrews 4:15 …

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Relationships x Systems = ?

The other day, while going over orders in our family business, my one son and I realized that an order was set aside, while we waited on parts.  That was two days prior to the incident. We suddenly realized the parts had not been ordered.   I blamed him; he reciprocated and blamed me.  It went something along the lines of “Why didn’t you tell me we …

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