Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Have you ever been in a sailboat when it seemed there was absolutely no breeze? While experienced sailors somehow can catch the wind when there is no wind, amateurs like me often find ourselves dead in the water, going nowhere.
Sailing is such an apt metaphor for life. Winds come and go, blowing from one direction or another. But no matter what winds we encounter, we must resolutely set our sail and rudder toward our desired destination.
Yet this is a mystery in some…Continue
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During my sabbatical in New Zealand and California a few months ago, I lived for seven full weeks with just the clothes in one fairly small suitcase. I had a few shirts, a few pants, some socks and underwear, and a toothbrush, razor, and stick of deodorant.
Yes, I did wash the clothes from time to time. But I traveled light and never lacked a thing.
Shortly after returning back to the Carolinas, I went through the arduous process of moving into a new residence. I couldn’t help…Continue
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I was a pretty awesome kid, if I do say so myself. Polite and well-behaved, I never recall talking back to my parents or any adult.
I worked hard at school and got good grades. My parents never had to worry about me skipping classes, getting into fights, using profanity, or disgracing them in any way. They were proud of me, and rightfully so.
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The Better Way
© By Pastor Johnny Almond
What is more pleasing to the Lord; your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience?
Obedience is far better than sacrifice. Listening to him is much better than offering the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22 NLT
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I’m always looking for current events that display Biblical principles for successful leadership. The decision by Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson last week to fire Dave Gettleman as the team’s general manager provides some excellent fodder for a discussion of good and bad leadership traits. After being fired in 2012, Marty Hurney was appointed as the interim general manager.
Here are just a few observations:
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A Heart like God’s
© By Pastor Johnny R. Almond
The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart.
1 Samuel 13:14 NLT
I am the Infinite God—I search for…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 17, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments
© by Pastor Johnny R. Almond
At that time the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you with power,
and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different…Continue
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Harper’s Ferry – Shenandoah River
Heaven Help us!
© By Johnny R. Almond
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and…Continue
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