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Abraham Lincoln offers Thanksgiving to God

Abraham LincolnIn response to the persistent requests of Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, President Abraham Lincoln was the first president to establish an annual day of thanksgiving. This was to occur on the last Thursday in November as a day of repentance and humility before God almighty.


Who we WERE, who we ARE now in Christ

cardboard testimonyA blog reader posted a link to this video (thanks), which I found powerful. I think it’s worth every second of its 8 minutes. And it also may be a great idea for your church.

Book Recommendation: Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey

Rescuing AmbitionMy friend Dave Harvey wrote a fine book on marriage called When Sinners Say "I Do": Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage. His new book is called Rescuing Ambition. I love it. Interested in reading a portion of it, see these excerpts.


Protecting Our Children in a Modern Corinth

I remember speaking at a Bible college as a visiting lecturer in the early 1980s. During one week of teaching, I had three different female students approach me and confess that they each were having an affair with a youth pastor or senior pastor in their church. It was like cold water thrown in my face. I think the Lord strategically brought those contacts into my life to help me realize I needed to address this issue.

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