Friday, 24 May 2019 08:15

Where Have You Been?

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A funny thing happened to me this week. I have been trying to reach a good friend, with whom I speak almost weekly. However, on this occasion we hadn’t spoken in 4-6 weeks. I had tried sending text messages, making calls, and leaving voice messages. During this period he was having phone problems. He was missing calls from me as well as from others.

Friday, 17 May 2019 08:12

Alone!

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A few nights ago, as I was trying to fall asleep, I was overcome with a feeling of loneliness. My sons live in Chicago and Southeast Asia. I do not get to see them and their families as often as I would like. My father and only brother are both deceased. They died in 2007 and 2008. My mother and I are the only immediate blood relative family members left. My church is made up of people who are mostly related or life-long friends. These factors could contribute to loneliness.

Wait on the Lord. Be strong. Let your heart take courage. Yes, wait on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). 

Friday, 03 May 2019 00:00

Paul, Bi-vocational Pastor

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We all know pastoring is a full-time job. How can anyone, especially Paul, serve as a pastor and hold down a full-time job? Surely, “Paul, Bi-vocational Pastor” must be a misprint. Surely, Paul could not have worked a secular job and have been the great missionary preacher he was. Surely, Paul could not have worked a secular job and written approximately half of the books in our New Testament. Surely, Paul could not have worked a secular job and proclaimed the gospel in all the locations he visited. Yet he did.

Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

How Do You Define Success?

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Defining success is a huge undertaking. It will affect your values. It will affect your emotional health. It will affect your happiness.

Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Easter Foolishness

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Joe McKeever gets real with advice learned by the hard experience of many Easters

Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:46

Think Outside the Box

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Do you ever feel compelled to think outside the box? A few days ago, I felt burdened to minister to a man, who is suffering with severe health issues. Due to my schedule it appeared almost impossible to fulfill this task. My mind went into overdrive and I thought outside the box. I ended up buying my friend a hamburger and visiting with him, over lunch.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:00

What to Look for in a Good Friend

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God made us to be in relationship with each other. We were made for community and we all want good friends. But what do good friends look like? What do they do or not do? In the most intimate of the 13 letters the Apostle Paul wrote that help form the New Testament, Philippians, we see a portrait of what to look for in a friend. Consider these 5 behaviors that a good friend will consistently live out and ask yourself if you model them as a friend yourself.

Sunday, 24 March 2019 00:00

Flip the Pancakes

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Flip the pancakes. How could such a simple statement be hard to digest?

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