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A Hunger to Do More

  • Mon, Aug 18, 2014

It's human nature.  It begins at infancy. 

I remember when my oldest (who turns 21 this month!) was a baby.  She would squish up her nose and make this silly grin over and over again  . . . as long as I reacted.  She'd make the funny face.  I'd laugh.  She'd do it again.

When what we do causes someone else to react positively, it's human nature to want to do more - be silly and make someone laugh more, take on more projects on the heels of your boss' accolades or speak words of encouragement to someone causing ...

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Planting Seeds

  • Mon, Jul 28, 2014

My daughter has this thing for planting flowers.  She loves to plant seeds and watch them grow into flowers.  Problem is, she doesn't have much of a green thumb.

So, what ends up happening is the whole family gets involved.  I buy the seed and the soil, Rebecca plants the seed, her sister waters it and her brother makes sure it gets a few hours of sunlight a week.

Eventually, the flower blooms.

Evangelism can also be a matter of planting seeds.

Sometimes, it's telling someone you're going to pray for them.  Then, another person invites that ...

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The Example of His Father

  • Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Current day statistics about Father's Day:

- Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion with 87 million cards given every year.

- Two top-selling categories are "Dad from Daughter" and "Dad From Both."

- Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., is credited with starting Father's Day after hearing a sermon on Mother's Day. Dodd wanted to honor her father William Jackson Smart, a widower who raised six children on his own.

In this week's Father's Day edition of "Peace with God," Franklin Graham reflects on the example of his father, Billy Graham -- past, present and future ...

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