September 11, 2012

September/October Beacon

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July 24, 2012

Waking up Dad

Ephesians 6:4 says, ” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” I have often times heard this verse referencing the responsibility of parents. Rarely (if ever) have I heard this verse call out fathers. But that is what Paul says, “fathers.” Fathers….discipline […]

July 24, 2012

One short a baker’s dozen

When Jesus began his ministry, He did not begin it alone. 12 men became His disciples.   Here are 4 reasons (I can think of) that Jesus invested time and energy into these men: 1) The most effective ministry is the kind that produces and reproduces disciples. Preaching to thousands of people can awaken faith and […]

July 11, 2012

What to do in a trial

James says to “count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds.” But what does that mean? Does it mean that we are to literally be “full of joy” when we are in a trial? I think the answer is yes and no.  The goal of trials is that we may be “perfect […]

July 3, 2012

June/July Beacon

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June 25, 2012

Why God made me a bad golfer

So, last week I had the rare itch to play a round of golf. I am not a good golfer and about 4 or 5 times a year, I am vividly and painfully reminded of this. But the itch came and I had to scratch so off I go (with my cousin) to Highland Golf […]

June 21, 2012

The Gospel’s in the Cradle

There is one thing that parents ought to teach their children: that the Word of God should be loved, cherished, believed and honored above all things.  Many things will change from generation to generation: Music styles, clothes, cars, church, culture, movies, hobbies, entertainment and careers. Your child’s life may look nothing like yours. But none […]

April 4, 2012

East Balsam April Beacon

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March 8, 2012

Are you gentle?

Gentleness is a fascinating quality. It has been defined as controlled strength or power contained.  Imagine the most gentle person you ever met.  This person was not weak and flimsy.  This person had power and strength but was able to demonstrate it through tenderness and affection. This is one of the rarest qualities you will […]

February 26, 2012

Sick bodies and healthy souls

Scriptures say that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Is this true when our bodies succumb to the stomach flu and we’re stuck in bed for 2 days? Yes, I think so. Being sick reminds us that we are truly weak, […]

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