Give Me That Mountain

Jesus Understands What It Feels like to Be Abandoned

Being Faithful. Day two...

I can't think of anything more painful—for me at least—than to think God has left me and might not come back. And it's a far more horrifying thought now than it was back when I didn't have much invested in my relationship with Him.

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We Are Not Abandoned Children

Being Faithful. Day three...

I have an image in my mind, from a few years ago, that I can't shake—a four‐year old boy, weeping uncontrollably as he sits in the middle of the bed in our guest bedroom. He was spending the weekend with us while his parents were trying to sort things out. Even though he had talked to his dad on the phone he could not be comforted.

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God Is Always Faithful, Even When We Are Unable to Believe It

Being Faithful. Day four...

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “foundation”? If you're interested in houses, you will probably think about the foundations of various types of buildings. If you're interested in Quarter Horses, you will probably think about foundation‐bred mares and stallions whose bloodlines go back to the origins of the breed. If you're interested in the arts, you will probably think about non‐profit organizations that promote new artists.

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If the World Persecuted Jesus, It Will Also Persecute Us

Being Faithful. Day five...

According to the Center for Study of Global Christianity, between the years AD 30 and 2000, 70 million Christians were martyred. Of this 70 million, 45 million were martyred in the 20th century. These figures for the 20th century “exclude those killed for national, ethnic or political reasons who just happened to be Christian but were not killed because of their being Christian.”

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When We Are Weak, Then We Are Strong

Being Faithful. Day six...

Picture yourself driving down a dirt road in Kansas… and you come upon a farmer just finishing up in his hayfield. When the last bale drops out of the baler, the farmer steps down from his tractor and trades his hat and boots for a football helmet and sneakers.

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God Was Faithful to Us Long Before We Were Faithful to Him

Being Faithful. Day seven...

I was in a client's store last winter waiting to speak to an employee, who was helping a customer find the correct part for his equipment. The talk between the two was so crude and rude that I wanted to grab a broom and sweep them both out the door, into the street. But instead, God put it on my heart to strike up a conversation with the customer, while the employee was in the back looking for the part.

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God Doesn’t Like Unfaithfulness

Being Faithful. Day eight...

What does it take to get employees interested in working for something other than just a paycheck? The multi‐billion dollar motivational industry supposedly has the answers. Or at least the business community must think so. Why else would it shell out all that money to send people to motivational seminars, or to bring motivational speakers in for company meetings?

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Living under Grace Doesn’t Mean God’s Standards Have Changed

Being Faithful. Day nine...

My salvation experience happened a few years after I began my furniture manufacturing business. I wanted to let my employees know of the change in my life, because I was considered by many of them to be a real… let's just say I was a tough, no‐nonsense businessman.

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What Does It Look like to Be Faithful to God

Being Faithful. Day ten...

I know of two different business owners who kept their one‐employee businesses open long after they wanted to close them down. They kept them open until their employees reached their full retirement age.

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We Must Unhitch the Law from Grace.

Grace to Us. Day one...

As a child, I remember one particular conversation Dad had with his cousin, Victor. This one stuck in my mind because it was about Indians and cars and horses—all of great interest to this little boy.

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It’s All about Grace

Grace to Us. Day two...

My Aunt Mardel nicknamed me “Little Dillinger.” I guess she had good reason, but I was too young to remember all my crimes against her. She did, however, tell me about one of them.

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Grace Doesn’t Diminish the Law, but Fulfills It

Grace to Us. Day three...

At our former church, Sherrel and I drove the bus to pick up children for our Wednesday night “Kids' Club.” Most of the children lived in a low‐income apartment complex.

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