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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Good and Bad

A wise old Chinese woodcutter lived on the troubled Mongolian border. One day his favorite horse, a beautiful white mare, jumped the fence and was seized on the other side by the enemy. His friends came to comfort him. “We’re so sorry about your horse,” they said. “That’s bad news.” “How do you know it’s bad...

The Power of Positive Thinking

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING by Chris Jeter I shared these thoughts at our college/young adult THRIVE Worship on Thursday night, and I thought I’d share them with you too: I had a teacher in college who lived in Atlanta, GA, and his goal in life was to play trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This was a...

iDisciplines

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a seminar at the Austin Graduate School of Theology. While I was there, John Weaver, who is the Dean of Libraries and Technology at Abilene Christian University, presented on the subject of Christian Ministry in a Digital World. He discussed spiritual disciplines and how technology can help or...

The Heart Beats Through

I read a story about Norma and Gordon Yeager of Iowa who had been married for 72 years and died holding hands. Mr. Yeager was pronounced dead at 3:38 in the afternoon, yet his heart monitor continued beeping. The nurse looked and saw the couples’ hands still clasped. Mrs. Yeager’s heart was beating through him,...