• Bible Studies,  Inspirational Collections,  The Native,  Writing Notes

    The Native: Silencing Our Doubts

    We’ve talked about him before, “In The Order Of His Course“, but I would like to revisit the scene.  Zacharias, a Priest of God, a child of Abraham, is having a conversation with an Angel. He had his doubts, as a result, the Angel told him that he would not be able to speak until the prophecy was fulfilled. On the surface, we humans, might be puzzled at this, until you examine more closely. Yes, Zacharias was human, yes, it was an extraordinary promise, but it was not an unprecedented one. Since David, the promise of Christ from the family of Bethlehem was well known. Also famous, was the birth…

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  • 140 Mile Stretch,  Serials

    140 Mile Stretch: Meet Walter Reynolds

    We are a post away from the high flying conclusion of 140 Mile Stretch. Before we wrap things up, we wanted to introduce you to someone. Meet Walter Reynolds. Walter Reynolds adjusted his tie. He wore a black suit, a green tie, and set down at his desk. He was fifty five years old now, having spent half his life working for his country. The problem was, he was tired. He had insomnia, it wasn’t eight in the morning, it was four. Walter didn’t know it, he had spent the last eight years underground. At some point, his circadian rhythms had been affected, between living in a bunker, and all…

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  • Inspirational Collections,  Messages,  Writing Notes

    Unlocking The Doors

    The keys were in the ignition. The car was running, and the seats were warm.  It was ready to go, the only problem was it’s two normal passengers.  We were also excited, but for a very different reason.  I had locked my Wife and I out of the car. In thirty eight years, I don’t think that I’ve ever had to call a locksmith to open my car.  Thankfully, it was covered by insurance.  However, I lost roughly two hours in the process. It may not seem like a lot of time, but a great deal can happen in two hours. In reflecting back on this, The Lord directed my…

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  • Gallery,  Guest Artist,  Guest Posts

    Guest Artist: Spencer McCool Jr.

    Our special guest artist this month is another of my dearest friends. Spencer McCool Jr. is a man of many talents. He is the Pastor of Greater Life Ministries in Utica, Michigan. He, and his wife Tessa, have two wonderful children, and are involved in their community. You might not expect someone as busy as he is to be a skilled artist, but you’d be wrong. He describes his love of art this way, “Art for me is a release. It’s an opportunity to go into my own world for a few hours. I feel like art should be something you love, and it should be fun. If art isn’t…

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  • S.T.A.R.T. Workshop

    S.T.A.R.T. Workshop 2

    The letter that we want to concern ourselves with today is the second letter in our S.T.A.R.T. Workshop. Today our questions will focus on What you want to accomplish, who your audience is or will be, and what steps to take. Those steps may even include altering your strategy. The components of our S.T.A.R.T. Workshop aren’t something that we only visit once. Each letter is a concept that has a continuing importance in your journey. The Tools that take you there, will not only follow you through to the end, your toolbox will, by necessity, fill up over time. The tool that we will focus on today is your website,…

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  • Serials,  The Italian Hatmaker,  Writing Notes

    The Italian Hatmaker: Eliminating Check Mate

    Henri rode into camp. Sir Robert had sent a messenger, and a sealed note for Henri’s eyes only. It said to meet him in Alan’s tent. If anyone asks, he was only to say that he was going to Alan’s camp, consulting with Sir Robert, and meeting with the Whispering Merchant. Henri got off his horse, and walked into the tent alone. Sir Robert was seated at a desk. There was a screen that covered half the room. A voice greeted them both from behind the screen. “Welcome gentlemen!” Henri smiled. “Is this where the performance happens?” Sir Robert laughed. “Most times it is, of course they are are usually…

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