Category Archives: Tennessee

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Sending Rain

Matthew 5:45b: He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. It’s been a wonderful summer for growing plants in Tennessee this year. We’ve had plenty of rain … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: In Deep Water

Matthew 14: 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” There’s an old joke in Tennessee that the last words of many a redneck are: “Watch this!” I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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Devotions: Pledge of Allegiance???

1 Corinthians 15:30   And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour? The First Christians were incredible people. They came from all walks of life. Some were slaves and others were slave owners. Some were fishermen and … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Nothing But the Truth

Last night, our church hosted a special performance by the Word Players of Knoxville. They put on their production of “A Woman Called Truth.” It was a remarkable play, which told the story of a slave woman from the North … Continue reading

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Finding God in Disasters

Sometimes the Old Testament gives us the impression that we worship a churlish, vindictive God who seeks to smite and destroy His people at the first sign of rebellion. It’s hard for us to comprehend living under such a divine … Continue reading

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Heath Ledger – A Talented Tragedy

I liked Heath Ledger. I think he was a highly talented actor who had a lot of potential of becoming the superstar of his generation. I first saw him in “A Knight’s Tale,” which is a terrific movie. He played … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Gift Giving

Out with the Old and in with the New Podcast version here    Yesterday, I had lunch with two young men who both want to serve the Lord. One of them is a pastor who is in-between churches at the … Continue reading

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