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A Work In Progress · 11h ago

1 Samuel 17:51b-58 – Be Excellent Even When Nobody’s Looking!

1 Samuel 17:51b-58 Israel Routs the Philistines My last words of advice to my former staff at Fujikura America, Inc. and at LifeSong Church was to “be excellent even when nobody’s watching.”...
A Work In Progress · 1d ago

1 Samuel 17:12-51a (Part 3) – How Do You Eat An Elephant?

1 Samuel 17:12-51a David Kills Goliath New jobs, no matter how much experience you have, are daunting in those first few days when people are training you in what your responsibilities are t...
A Work In Progress · 3d ago

1 Samuel 17:12:51a (Part 2) – Whose Plan Are You Going to Follow?

1 Samuel 17:12-51a David Kills Goliath I don’t know why this came to mind this morning and, man, I had not even thought about this event in my life in years and most likely have not written ...
A Work In Progress · 4d ago

1 Samuel 17:12-51a (Part 1) – Oh Man, I’ve Gone and Done It Now!

1 Samuel 17:12-51a (Part 1 of 3) David Kills Goliath After two days of travel, we are finally in Moline, IL. We were so tired last night after unloading the cars and carrying all the stuff t...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 17:1-11 – How Does Goliath Stand On the Other Side Taunting You?

1 Samuel 17:1-11 Goliath Challenges the Israelites Today is Tuesday of the last week before a decade at Fujikura America, Inc. (FAI) draws to a close. Today is Tuesday before 7 ½ years at Li...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 16:14-23 (Part 2) – Sometimes You Have To Let Go of What You Hold Most Dear to Keep It!

1 Samuel 16:14-23 (Part 2 of 2) David Serves in Saul’s Court Have you ever been obsessed with losing someone whether it be a girlfriend when you are just dating or your wife when your marria...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 16:14-23 (Part 1) – When Stella Told Ted, “She’s Getting Here As Fast As She Can!”

1 Samuel 16:14-23 (Part 1 of 2) David Serves in Saul’s Court What a difference a year makes? This time last year, we had just found out that I had not gotten the job at the church in Ohio. I...
A Work In Progress · 1W ago

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (Part 2) – Being Excellent When Nobody’s Watching!

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (Part 2 of 2) God Selects David as King Doing the stuff nobody sees. The behind the scenes stuff. The stuff nobody gets obvious credit for. The stuff that nobody cares about...
A Work In Progress · 2W ago

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (Part 1) – Jesus Can Make Your Mess Your Message

1 Samuel 16:1-13 (Part 1 of 2) God Selects David as King Why God called me to the ministry I do not know. It is the mystery of the ages to me. Growing up in parsonages as a kid as my dad mov...
A Work In Progress · 2W ago

1 Samuel 15:32-35 (Part 3) – This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You!

1 Samuel 15:32-35 (Part 3 of 3) Samuel Executes King Agag I remember when I was kid that when you got a whipping for bad behavior, my dad would use the cliché line, “this is going to hurt me...