Remembering America’s Pastor

Yesterday, I had the privilege of watching the late Reverend Billy Graham’s statue being unveiled in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. As a young boy, I remember well watching some of his last crusades on TV with my grandparents. For 76 years, God used a country boy from Charlotte, North Carolina to change the…

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Lord, Open Their Eyes

God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). As Christians, we not only believe this, but we also know it to be true firsthand. We personally have experienced God’s long suffering, mercy, forgiveness, and the sacrificial, unconditional love that saved us through Christ while we…

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Three Lessons from the Eclipse

On April 8, we witnessed a great celestial spectacle – a solar eclipse. The moon passed between the earth and the sun, covering some of the sun’s surface (partial eclipse) or all of the surface (total eclipse).  As the moon covered more and more of the sun, the temperature decreased, the sky darkened, and the animals…

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The Keys to Courage

Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from…

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Doing the Impossible

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that…

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“Thank You God, and Thank You GraceWay!

I recently had the joy of celebrating my 80th birthday with my GraceWay family.  Looking back over 80 years, I’m grateful for the many blessings and challenges that God has given me. I grew up in First Baptist Church in Dallas, where I learned very early the importance the Bible, and studying God’s Word  I was blessed…

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Serving God Through Prayer and Fasting

Christians and anyone who has seen A Charlie Brown Christmas are quite familiar with chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke. I’m sure you are picturing Linus right now, security blanket in hand, telling Charlie Brown what Christmas is all about: the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who brings tidings of great joy to…

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Faithful in the Little Things

There is no such thing as a “little” spiritual battle. How often do you attend church when you’d rather stay in bed and scroll social media? And when you do make it to church, are you mentally present listening and learning or are you distracted by thoughts of work or your next meal? Do you…

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Blessed Be the Name of the Lord

​If you’ve been a Christian or in church for any length of time, you’ve probably heard at least one sermon preached on the book of Job. By all accounts, Job was a very wealthy man. And yet, in one day, Job lost everything he had—his possessions, health, and even his family. Despite his unimaginable grief,…

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All Things

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 17:18-21 “And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples…

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Fear of Heaven

We conquer a fear of heaven’s perceived disappointments through childlike wonder. What comes into your mind when you think of eternity in heaven? If you are a Christian, you probably feel hope or excitement. But have you ever had apprehensions about heaven? I confess that I have.  I know I’ll make it in: my salvation rests solely on Jesus and nothing else. Instead, I fear eternity. Eternity is so, well, endless…

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