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BLOG: God Himself Planted a Garden
Apr08

BLOG: God Himself Planted a Garden

Freedom is a precious thing. Have you ever thought about this, “How free are you if you don’t have the ability to provide food for yourself?” We discover very quickly that we are not so free when we’re hungry and can’t provide food for ourselves. We don’t know where our food comes from, and we don’t know how to grow it. When we are dependent on others to meet one of our most basic needs then we are no longer truly free. Food...

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BLOG: Happy Easter? Yes!
Apr06

BLOG: Happy Easter? Yes!

For many people, it’s Christmas. For others, it’s Halloween or the Fourth of July. My personal favorite holiday, from my earliest memories as a child to today, has always been Easter. Quite simply, I like everything about it. I like seeing people get dressed in their Sunday best. I like that more people attend church services, including those who may not at other times. I like the hymns (“Christ the Lord is Risen Today” is just...

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DHD: Even More Thoughts During a Pandemic
Apr03

DHD: Even More Thoughts During a Pandemic

Greetings, I’m still alive and glad that you are too! And thank you for reading! Here’s six timely topics that I hope you find encouraging to read. Status of churches I read this morning Aaron Earls article “Most Churches Have Stopped Meeting, Few Plant to Meet on Easter.” The headline sounds more discouraging than what is being shared in the article. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, many churches are involved in online worship...

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Strategic Grading for Strange Schooling
Apr02

Strategic Grading for Strange Schooling

Many families have wrestled with the question of whether or not to homeschool their children. For a variety of reasons, some families choose to utilize the home as the primary education environment, and that’s OK. The struggle to direct time, resources and energy in this direction is worth the cost for these families. For others, their path may be investing the same time, resources and energy in other ways for the strategic education...

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Dust to Dust: Loving Each Other Well in Times of Crisis
Apr01

Dust to Dust: Loving Each Other Well in Times of Crisis

If nothing else, the current pandemic has taught or reminded us of this: we are touchable.  Strong in spirit and resolve, maybe, but vulnerable in our flesh.  No matter how much we wished or actually believed that they were, our very temporary bodies—their functions, plans, emotions, thoughts, etc.—are not, for all our efforts, invincible. There are as many ways to respond to this revelation or reminder as there are people on this...

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DHD: More thoughts during a pandemic
Mar27

DHD: More thoughts during a pandemic

Greetings! After record-high temperatures yesterday, we just experienced a hail storm. At least you can’t say we are not entertained during this pandemic. Thank you for reading my DHD. Here’s six timely topics for you! Statewide prayer meeting Last night, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt organized a statewide prayer meeting that was televised and livestreamed. Karen and I watched and were encouraged. We enjoyed singing “You’re a Good, Good...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.