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[12 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 517 views]

A woman found lying in the snow outside a church in South Lanarkshire froze to death, it has emerged.
The woman was alive when she was discovered by the church organist on a path in the grounds of St John’s Church in Carluke on Sunday morning.
She was taken to Wishaw General hospital but died a short time later.
Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is understood the woman, who was in her 30s, had hypothermia.

Strathclyde Police said a post-mortem examination had taken place.
The church organist …

Ministry Development »

[8 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 357 views]

I had this book passed on to me by a friend who had suffered a great personal loss.
I can’t explain how deeply moving the pages are, and how significant it is to those who are, or will, deal with people through time of grief.
This book is written by a professor/theologian from Calvin college who lost his son to a mountain climbing accident. It is a very profound glimpse into the mind and soul of an individual struggling with grief.
Pastors, ministers, counselors… do yourself and those you serve a favor and …

Illustrations and Research »

[4 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 295 views]

This is from a secular marketing blog I frequent… though it’s not “spiritual” in nature, the author unwittingly tells a very spiritual description of Jackson, his quest, and his end.

It seems fitting, ironic and ultimately tragic that Michael Jackson’s best-known ad moment involved a freak accident. In 1984, at the height of his mega-fame in the wake of Thriller, Jacko’s hair caught on fire while he was filming a Pepsi commercial for BBDO. Even in the pre-Internet age, and though he wasn’t that badly hurt, the story was everywhere, all …

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[25 Jun 2009 | One Comment | 533 views]
A Brickhouse Incinerator

I was conversing with a friend recently, discussing the issue of preachers among us walking away from holiness and Apostolic doctrine. He made the statement, “Their ‘revelation’ today is building a prison that their children will inhabit tomorrow.”
This statement brought to mind a sobering story heard recently.
Pastor Doug White, from Silsbee, Texas was approached by a father/son team in his church about a ‘job opportunity’ that was presented to them. The Dad is a foreman on large construction jobs, and he was given a proposal to manage a large project …

Quotes »

[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 329 views]

When I’ve learned enough to really live, I’ll be old enough to die.

Quotes »

[4 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 2,806 views]

Seek the truth
Listen to the truth
Teach the truth
Love the truth
Abide by the truth
And defend the truth
Unto death.
JOHN HUSS (C. 1370-1415)

Illustrations and Research »

[6 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 301 views]

Do NOT ride in automobiles.
They cause 20% of all fatal accidents.
Do NOT stay home.
17% of all accidents occur in the home.
Do NOT walk on the streets or sidewalks.
14% of all accidents happen to pedesdtrians.
Do NOT travel by air, rail, or water.
16% of all accidents happen that way.
Only .001% (yes that’s “point” 001) of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are related to previous physical disorders.   Hence, the safest place for you to be, most of the time, is church.   One …