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Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Coffee Stains: Jump In!

Once, way back when, when I first met that lovely vision who became my wife, I had a dream. ‘Another dream? C’mon David.” I…

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Coffee Stains: Lady in the forest

The young man spotted her just up ahead on a forest trail that veered off to his right. He ran towards her slowing as he approached. Oh, she…

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Coffee Stains: My Name in Lights

My high school football career nearly reached its zenith my senior year when I got my name in the local paper two weeks in a row””each…

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Coffee Stains: How to Hurt Someone

We pray for power. Maybe we ought to pray for compassion first because compassion paves the way for miracles ____________________ I had one…

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Coffee Stains: The Worst Singers

Once I started a church here in Europe and right from the start the second-worst female singer in the world joined us. The worst followed…

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Coffee Stains: The Three Clocks

I stayed in an apartment this past weekend that had three clocks. The one in the bedroom proudly announced that the time was 12:50. The one…

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Coffee Stains: Public Opinion

“I could care less what they think!” You ever said that? You were probably lying weren‘t you? It seems most of us care much more…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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An Anxious Life

It is morning and anxiety is already beginning to rise in John’s life. His boss has put high demands of productivity at the factory where he…

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No Need to Fear

Fear is an emotion given to us from God as a means of keeping us from harm in times of perceived danger. I always heard that if something is…

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All Will Die

All will die, but some only once and others twice.           All live once, but some will live a second time. DEATH IS AND HAS BEEN…

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Get Up and Stand Firm

I have always thought that the true test of a man’s character is not how he revels in victory but how he responds in the face of crushing…

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The Benefits of Suffering for the Follower of Christ

I once was carrying a briefcase filled with Gospel literature for my ministry in a local jail. I would visit there once a week and pass out…

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Race Relations and Hospitality

One of my first duties as a new chaplain was leading the young adult ministry. The group was well established, racially diverse, and seemed…

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Christian response to suffering and sickness

Have you ever wondered how someone first becomes interested in Jesus? It might be that God suddenly appears to them in a vision. It might be…

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7 Last Words of Jesus: Good Friday Reflections

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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The Ministry of Comfort During Loss

Reflection on John 11:1-44 NIV Every culture has its traditions in how to proceed with a funeral after the loss of a loved one. In Africa,…

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Three Ways to Thrive at Home During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned our world in ways we have never experienced. We are encouraged strongly to wash our hands, do not touch…

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Episode 1: Resurrection to Pentecost—The Resurrection

Welcome to Network211’s JourneyTalks. We want to help you discover and grow in your journey with God. We will engage the Bible with…

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Episode 2: Resurrection To Pentecost—Jesus Appears to His Followers

Welcome to Network211’s JourneyTalks. We want to help you discover and grow in your journey with God. We will engage the Bible with…

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PEOPLE NEEDED TO STAND IN THE GAP

It’s funny how two lives can seem to drift further and further apart, only to bump into each other near the end. This was the case between…

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Episode 3: Resurrection to Pentecost—The Road to Emmaus

Welcome to Network211’s JourneyTalks. We want to help you discover and grow in your journey with God. We will engage the Bible with…