Author: Brett Jones

The Power of Friends, Laughter and Joy

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The Power of Friends, Laughter and Joy

Since He is God, it is ultra-safe for us to acknowledge Jesus was never at a loss for words to express His deepest, most heartfelt intentions. As God, all words would be at His command and He would never struggle with a desire locked away due to an inability to express the words. So our assumption that His choice of words to express His deepest love is succinctly found in His admission, “Greater love has no man than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends… (John 15:13-14a). The God of the universe chose to show His “no greater love” thought by expressing His friendship, which is a pretty strong advocacy for the possession of good friends.… Continue reading

112 Years Ago Today

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112 Years Ago Today

Dorothy Mae Casey was born 112 years ago today, August 4, 1900. She proudly shared the same birthday as the Queen Mother of England. Granny birthed 13 or 14 children – no one can remember for sure and it makes for good argument (as though this family needed any starter wood) when our family meets together. Our numbers are dwindling, and my four aunts are the only remaining members of their generation of my father’s family.… Continue reading

Walking To The Altar

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Walking To The Altar

It’s likely that the words “never” and “always” are overused, worn out, and applied in places of conversation and communication where some other word should go instead.  We often say “never” when we mean “not often,” and we substitute “always” for “most of the time.”  With that great precaution before you and me…

Holy altars – I have NEVER found walking to an altar a bad thing, and it ALWAYS has benefitted me.… Continue reading

He Didn’t Have To Let Me Live

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He Didn’t Have To Let Me Live

On Thanksgiving Day 1990 as my truck flipped over and over and careened into a concrete embankment the Lord could have let me slide into eternity so easily. He didn’t have to let me live…but He did, so I am thankful. The painful journey of living through a broken back and a broken neck, and past other broken bones and physical therapy that took months, and the affects of the horrific crash are still felt today—21 years later—He didn’t have to let me live, but I am so thankful He did.… Continue reading

The Sustained Praise

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The Sustained Praise

Yesterday my pastor was brilliant in the pulpit. He taught us that if one continues to repeat and retell the good things that God has done in our lives, then the blessing of the Lord is sustained. It doesn’t end but goes on and on with the rehearsal of the blessing of the Lord. To remember what God has done and to tell it over and over again makes the incident of God’s provision in your life sustain and sustain and sustain.… Continue reading

Right Where I Left It

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Right Where I Left It

Here was the scenario yesterday.

Sermon for Wednesday night Bible study had been tweaked and polished.  Multiple entries over many days were all in place, study had been concluded, thoughts honed to a razor sharp edge…all that was left to do was to save it to a PDF and send it via email to my iPad for display at service on Wednesday night.

Alrighty, then.  “I hope the iPad is charged sufficiently,” I say to myself.  Now where is the iPad?  Briefcase…nope.  Oh, yeah, that’s right, it’s in the travel case…nada.  In the black briefcase? No, sir-ee.  In the pull Tumi case for on-the-road travel…nothing.  OK, a little jittery now…in the office? In the bedroom?  In my home office?  No, no and no.… Continue reading