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About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.

POINTS TO PONDER

I remember reading the word “visionary” to describe an early church saint. But it also came to identify someone with farsightedness and innovation as a visionary. Or as Dr. Martin Luther King stated, “I have a dream.” For instance, for … Continue reading

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GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT! I’m sure you know people who are always thinking negative thoughts even when they hear good news. In fact, one of them might be you. Not only does this affect your way of life, but it … Continue reading

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There are few things that bring a smile to our faces than when someone is thankful and shows their gratitude for what they received. But that smile can be quickly erased by another who is unthankful and exhibits a sense … Continue reading

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DON’T’ BE A VICTIM, BE A VICTOR A lady worshipper shares her story of several years ago when thieves smashed the windows of eight cars in the church parking lot during the Sunday morning worship service. It was devastating. When … Continue reading

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Our pastor, Rick Warren, wrote a beneficial and successful book titled, “The Purpose Driven Life.” But it is hard to get his real message if we don’t understand what purpose means. It begins by realizing how important your life’s purpose … Continue reading

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HIS WORD IS A LAMP FOR MY FEET In the last few weeks, I’ve heard the phrase “Gaslighting” on the news, especially about the current political situation. I always try to keep up with the latest terms so I can … Continue reading

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The famous Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said: “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”[1] What this wise man was talking about was integrity. Psychologist Seth Meyers tells us that … Continue reading

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WOUNDS WON’T HEAL UNTIL THEY ARE CLEANED This story is written by a lady named Kimberly. It is something she went through after doing something she knew was wrong and didn’t know if God would ever forgive her. So, she … Continue reading

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I remember my first class in “Ethics” at the University of North Dakota. The professor wanted to introduce us to the subject. His definition was short and sweet. He said, “Ethics is determining what is right and what is wrong.” … Continue reading

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A GENTLE ANSWER CALMS FRUSTRATION (Proverbs 15:1) Mary Ellen Mann is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Denver. Here is her. I recently returned from a trip to California deeply grieving that my opportunity to be interviewed … Continue reading

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