Author Archives: John

Casey and the Son-shine Band!

He left his mother the gift of God’s Son-shine. She found it the third morning after he passed. My friend, Casey Flanagan Priest, “crossed over to be with Jesus, August 17, 2016.” Brother Casey was only 33. He had a health … Continue reading

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“…flowery beds of ease” What’s you sleep number?

Are you struggling and fighting discouragement? Take heart. That’s the normal battleground of a true believer. “This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Way!

“Bang!” and the universe began. On April 24, 1992 we read that the “Big Bang” had been confirmed by scientists. They were thrilled to believe they had found the beginning of the universe. “A Very Big Bang,” is what Patricia … Continue reading

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ASHAMED? No longer!

“You ought to be ashamed of yourself!” Tragically, this reprimand is considered appropriate. Adults speak it over children. Religious leaders speak it over their own followers. Political leaders do the same. Many of us speak it over ourselves as we … Continue reading

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Pain and Gain

“No Pain, No Gain!” proclaim the athletes.  Going through hard times is essential to growth and success, they believe. Jesus and his main followers believe it too. “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness … Continue reading

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Losing heart? Five ways to find it again!

The 92 year old woman I sat with today confided that she was tired and just wanted to die. She was losing heart. You don’t have to be 90 to lose heart. “Each day in our nation there are an … Continue reading

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What’s bugging you?

“The sun beat down on Jonah’s head until he grew faint and wished to die. ‘Death is certainly better than living like this!’ he exclaimed.” (Jonah 4:8) Jonah was so disappointed that he wanted to die. Life had not gone … Continue reading

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One of the Living Dead? Not Queen Esther!

Are you one of the living dead? Are you barely existing, zombie-like, in despair, defeat or depression? Believe and declare that God has assigned you to be here on the planet for such a time as this, and that can … Continue reading

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Your Life is Worth Living! Accept no Substitutes!

Your Life is Worth Living!  Accept no Substitutes! “What’s the point of living?” “I’m just in the way, no one wants me or needs me anyway.” “It would be easier to just die.” These are the voices of the spirit … Continue reading

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Jesus: Terrorist Fighter How did he do?

Jesus is a terrorist fighting expert. However, Jesus’ strategy for fighting terrorism may seem disappointing, weak and impractical. Terrorists fought Jesus constantly. In his day the government was the terrorist. Before the United States came into being that was the … Continue reading

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