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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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Unexpected Glory

It passes like a red, green, and gold blur of lights, wrapping paper, and familiar carols. Bombarded by gift requests, holiday programming,…

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give

‘Where is He who is born king of the Jews’ the Magi asked. ‘We’ve seen His star rising in the east and we’re…

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God’s Glorious Creativity and Power

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 104:24-35 Central Thought: Appreciate God’s power and creative beauty that is evident in the world in which we…

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Journey to Wholeness

No one can doubt that we live in a broken world. As Jesus told us in advance, there are always wars and the fear of new wars. People suffer…

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Nothing Wasted

You would never call time of doing nothing with an earthly lover a waste of time would you? Would you call sitting at home doing nothing…

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The Fathers’ Cry

In the background of every single one of our own personal stories, there is the sound of a Father calling after His children. There is a dad…

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Speak Out

My whole life I have always been soft-spoken. From the time I could form sentences till now I cannot tell you how many times I’ve…

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David’s Story – Finding Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Changes Everything! David’s family was torn apart because it didn’t have the love it needed… His aunt…

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Child of Sorrow, Child of Peace (Abortion)

A Hurting World. Someone, somewhere in our world today aborted a child. Our hearts break, and the heart of God breaks more, for this was not…

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Freedom from Shame (Easy English)

My heart is broken to hear stories of people who kill themselves when they are caught doing something wrong. A leader in Asia was caught…

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Somatization: Stress and Some of Its Effects on Our Children

Children can experience a significant amount of stress in our culture. The traditional family unit has changed over the past few decades to…

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Retirement Time: The New Prime of Life?

This generation of senior citizens has been blessed with more years – and more opportunities. When I was growing up I didn’t know a lot of…

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It Takes Three

“Are they fighting again, Destiny?” Allison asked her 8-year-old neighbor, who was sitting on the porch of the house next door.…

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Three Discipline Basics

How do you discipline your child? You should have some definite principles that you use regularly to create a safe atmosphere for your…

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Teens Identify Roots of Violence

The killing of 8-year-old Maddie Clifton by 14-year-old Joshua Phillips in Jacksonville has come to resemble an all-too-familiar pattern:…