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That Love Connection
Feb13

That Love Connection

God is love (1 John 4:8). If you have put your faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection for salvation from the consequences of your sin, then you are a beneficiary of God’s love, eternally richer for His sacrifice. What better day than Valentine’s Day to celebrate the gift you’ve been given? No matter what your specific “heart day” plans happen to be, let’s all make a point of heaping the same kind of grace and mercy God showed us...

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Surviving this Presidential election year without burning bridges
Jan30

Surviving this Presidential election year without burning bridges

Truth? I’ve been dreading this election year since the last one, not for political reasons, but social ones. Listen, friends, if 2016 is any indication, things are going to get messy in the months ahead. Whether motivated by altruism, greed, arrogance, fear, pride, regret, empathy, anger, the need to impress, or something else, people are going to behave badly, and the chances are very good some of them will be people you know, maybe...

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My Word for 2020
Dec31

My Word for 2020

FOCUS. A dear friend of mine and Todd’s recently challenged us to choose a word for 2020, one we felt led by the Lord to embrace and pursue over the next 365 days. This is mine. Up until a few years ago, I would say I was pretty focused, even goal-oriented, but then life got complicated. Messy. I won’t make a list of excuses. I know my struggles are not unique. They were just new to me, and although I see clear evidence that God did...

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Why We Don’t Forgive: Four Simple Reasons
Dec12

Why We Don’t Forgive: Four Simple Reasons

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.”- Anne Lamott “The weak do not forgive.  Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela We all generally agree with statements like these, so why don’t we do a better job...

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Kennedy centers career on kids: OBHC president retires after 32 years in ministry with children, adults
Dec08

Kennedy centers career on kids: OBHC president retires after 32 years in ministry with children, adults

Tony Kennedy ends his time as president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) in 2016. This week’s Baptist Messenger shares of his experience and accomplishments that have happened during his leadership at OBHC. “We can provide children with acceptance, encouragement, education and activities,” said Tony Kennedy, president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), “but only God can move in their lives.  We don’t win every...

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