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Godly Wisdom for Life and Faith

(from the series “Godly Wisdom for a New Millennium”) by Michael Catt Proverbs 3:5, 6 The choices you make determine the road you take. You make your choices, then your choices make you. If you are going to get the most out of Proverbs, you have to begin with some basic truths:1) The existence of […]

"Vision is not vision unless it is shared." - Unknown

"There is something better to be experienced. This is where the believability of the vision-caster comes into play. We all have a credibility tank, and with each success the tank rises, making it possible to cast an even larger vision next time. Most of our people are under-challenged. They want to be part of something that is bigger than them." - Steve Hale


Where’s the Faith?

The percentage of residents who said religion is an important part of their daily lives: Most Religious States Mississippi 85% Alabama 82% South Carolina 80% Tennessee 79% Louisiana 78%   Least Religious States Vermont 42% New Hampshire 46% Maine 48% Massachusetts 48% Alaska 51% 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to […]

American Heroes

 The top 10 people Americans identified in January, without prompting, as those they admire to call heroes, and where they ranked in July 2001: 2009 Rank                                                    2001 Rank 1. Barack Obama not ranked 2. Jesus Christ 1 3. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2 4. Ronald Reagan 6 5. George W. Bush 19 6. Abraham Lincoln 7 […]

Politics for the Greatest Good

– Clarke D. Forsythe. IVP Books. This book “attemps to resolve the historic debate between “purists” and “incrementalists” through an ethical, historical and legal examination of the cardinal virtue of prudence. It seeks to instill confidence in legislators and policy groups (including religious believers) that a prudential approach to public policy–which strives for the greatest […]

Championship Fathering

How to Win at Being a Dad – Carey Casey. Tyndale House Publishers. “It’s never been tougher to win as a father. you face a never-ending list of responsibilities, and your kids receive conflicting messages from the culture. It takes a real game plan to get your children to adulthood in one piece physically, socially, […]

Denominational Dysfunction

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have lamented for several years now the declining baptismal statistics being reported from our churches. Add to this sad story the current trend of decreasing financial support for convention-wide programs and you begin to understand why denominational leaders are getting nervous. (I won’t even mention the fact that younger pastors and […]

The Touch

Touch is one of the greatest sensations of human need. Medical experts tell us that a baby or child that does not experience touch from human hands will die in a short period of time. I have seen first hand the affect lost touch has on adults as well. During my first trip to India, […]

Where Will You Be This Summer?

The days in which we live could cause one to be anxious. We find ourselves unsure about domestic policies, foreign policies and the economy. We don’t know if the bailouts are going to work. We don’t know how all the changes in the auto industry will shake out. We are uncertain about what might happen […]

K Is for Kindness (Part 2)

The kindness of strangers My wife and I were driving in Wisconsin on a slippery road when our car skidded and we found ourselves in the ditch. Just then a car appeared and stopped and four healthy young men got out and pushed our car out of the ditch in just a few minutes. They […]