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Perspective: Another date of infamy
Jan06

Perspective: Another date of infamy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt described Dec. 7, 1941, as “a date which will live in infamy.” He was referring to the surprise attack of Japan on the Pacific Fleet of the United States anchored in Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In a matter of a few minutes, the Japanese dealt a crippling blow on the United States Armed Forces. On that day, more than 2,400 American servicemen and women died. Because of Pearl Harbor, America engaged in World...

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Perspective: Stronger in prayer today
Dec22

Perspective: Stronger in prayer today

Many years ago, I felt a great burden to see Oklahoma Baptists take a strong step forward in regard to prayer. After all, we can work, strain and exhaust ourselves in the work of the Gospel, but the results are not ours to produce. Only God can bring revival, spiritual awakening and a great harvest of souls. The Bible is clear—prayer is at the heart of our spiritual growth and productivity, both individually and corporately. For this...

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Perspective: Giving the greatest gift
Dec16

Perspective: Giving the greatest gift

During this time of the year, do you find yourself scratching your head trying to find that special gift for family and friends? Perhaps for weeks you have been asking your spouse, children, and grandchildren, “What do you want for Christmas?” Gift giving is often hard because we are trying to find a gift that someone wants, doesn’t have, or one that we can afford. I can tell you that I cause problems for my family because I don’t...

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Perspective: Adjustments
Dec09

Perspective: Adjustments

Like many people, I am a sports fan and I especially love college sports. These young men and women are not professionals, and while they do get scholarships, they play for the love of the game. Yes, I know a small number of them will end up in professional sports and make millions of dollars, but the vast majority will not. I have observed that halftime is one of the most important parts of the college game. Good coaches know how to...

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Perspective: God at work
Dec02

Perspective: God at work

I love to watch God at work. His thoughts are beyond our thoughts, and His ways beyond our ways. We think He is silent, but silence on our end often means He is speaking on the other end. Across the years, I can assure you that God has used no place on Earth to speak to me as He has at Falls Creek. He called me to ministry there, and time and again, I have had the fresh wind of the Spirit breathe life into me. He has done it again....

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