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“Don’t Waste Your Cancer”

A minister in the Midwest, John Piper, battled prostate cancer a dozen years ago and wrote an open letter to his church about his battle. He shockingly said that one will “waste your cancer if you think of it as a curse and not a gift”. That got my attention. Mr. Piper has embraced the words...

“Toss Your Cap Over the Wall”

King Solomon would have made an incredibly interesting guest on a TV talk show. He wrote songs, wrote insightful proverbs, could talk intelligently about trees, animals, insects, fish, architecture, horses, money, and yes, even women. First Kings 4:31 calls him the wisest of all men. One day the King glances out his window and is stunned....

The Silver Bowl of Civility

Several blocks south of the Southside Church building are Daggett Middle School, Daggett Park, Daggett Montessori and E.M. Daggett Elementary. Captain Ephraim Merrill Daggett was a hero of the Mexican War of the 1840s and moved with his two brothers to the settlement of Fort Worth in 1854....

When “Thoughts and Prayers” Aren’t Enough

To the brokenness of our world we often offer our “thoughts and prayers.” At times, that may seem a lame and anemic response to the horror and heartache that surround us. But my wife and I know the power of intercessory prayer. Our son lay hospitalized gravely ill with malaria contracted from a mission trip to...

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