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Funeral for a Friend

Celebrating the life of C.J. Bordeaux This weekend Mary and I drove to the eastern part of our state to visit with the family of our longtime friend and ministry mentor, Dr. CJ Bordeaux, who went home to be with Jesus on March 25, 2018.  I have known CJ since 1979 as a student at Campbell University. As the first guy I met on campus he proved over and over again what it meant to have a true friend.  We have been through some very wonderful times together as well as the most tragic.  Although CJ was nearly 5 years...
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Being a Person of Influence

We are constantly influencing others. Sometimes it is for good and other times it can be for bad, but never forget that we are always having influence. One of the greatest responsibility we have is to understand the power and possibility of influence. The word of God says, Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 niv When we realize that our influence is a gift from God (the above scripture reminds us of this) and that we have a mandate to...
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Masters Moments

A couple of weeks ago Mary and I were able to check one more item off our “bucket list” by attending The Masters tournament in Augusta. Having the opportunity to walk the hallowed grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club with my best friend was exciting and enlightening. We sat at the famed “Amen corner” on Saturday and watched every golfer in the field on holes 11, 12, and 13. On Sunday we were front row on holes 15 & 16 and had the thrill of soaking in all grandeur and majesty of what is The Masters. We are both...
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Our Conduct Reveals our Character

The first quarter of 2018 is in our rearview mirror. For some it was an incredible way to start the year while for others it was less than they had hoped for. Regardless, it is in the past. There is absolutely nothing you can do to change it. It is my prayer that your mind stays in the right place in this regard. Remember these words of the Apostle Paul: “I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly...
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Follow-Up in Ghana

  Rev. Dr. Samuel Lartey, National Director in Ghana, provides an update on the Ghana project.
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The Secret of the Second Mile

A few years back I was reading “The Joshua Code” and one of the things that stuck into my mine were the authors reflections on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5.  The writers’ insight on this verse is the theme for much of this blog. In many arenas of life, we hear the phrase, “Going the second mile” and all of us have our own concept of what this means.  For some it implies working twice as hard, twice as long, or twice as smart as the others around us. While all of these might have a place in our life,...