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Shaped by Crisis

“A crisis is the anvil upon which God shapes our faith.” I read that line on one of Max Lucado’s emails and it resounded with me. I have learned about faith in reading my Bible, church services and seminary but,

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Posted in Crisis, Current events, Growth

Additional lessons from COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in our world, in our nation. Places like New York are continuing to feel the extreme pain of disease and death. Our own corner of Florida is the hardest hit in the state, which is

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Some lessons from COVID-19

Unknown to humankind but apparently forecasted, our nemesis virus has come and is staying around for a while. Generally talked about as far back as 2015 and more specifically by Dr. Jeffrey Sharman in 2018, the under publicized pandemic is

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Do Unto Others…a 2017 Challenge

How was 2016? A challenge? A blessing? For some, it was a very tough year. Loss of a loved one, declining finances, emotional struggles, physical ailments and many more difficult circumstances left some grief, heartache and suffering. For some, all

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Posted in New Year

Polling Place Prayer

A call to nationwide prayer! Election Day is a few weeks away and we need God more than ever! I plead with you to make prayer a priority during this important season of our nation’s life. Would you pray at

Posted in Election, Prayer

The Pulse…A lesson for all Christians

We grieve again… The massacre in Orlando this past Sunday brought pain to so many – family, friends and to many of us. There is intense suffering and grief in so many hearts. It hurts deeply that so many lost

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Is There Room for Him?

“And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone

Posted in Christmas

Keeping It Together When the World Is Falling Apart

(A message shared with the congregation of Taft Street Baptist Church this past weekend, pastored by Albert Gerena, based on the book of Habakkuk…) 2015 has been a really tough year for me…health, family, work, ministry, the world…it has been tough! 

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Commitment, 33 years and counting

Today is my wedding anniversary…33 years and counting. I can say the “secret” is something called commitment. Commitment to: • The love I said I had – I have to continue to find it, express it and show it •

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National Day of Prayer 2014

My Father, We are so privileged to have the opportunity to come before you today and intercede for others and plead for ourselves. Forgive us for being self focused and thinking that we can help ourselves, when all along we

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