The Distracted Life
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The Distracted Life

Do you live a distracted life? I know I do. More than ever I’m finding my schedule can pull me in many directions, and my attention is being tugged at nonstop. […]

Our Greatest Hope
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Our Greatest Hope

During the weeks leading up to Easter, we naturally reflect upon the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Personally, it’s a time when I reexamine my own faith and commitment to God. […]

Our Father Who Art in Heaven
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Our Father Who Art in Heaven

In 1976 I was a 15-year-old sophomore at West Boylston High School. My English teacher, Mr. Kendall, caught me cheating on an exam and gave me an F grade. Then, I missed two exams, and by April I ended up in a situation where I was going to have to repeat sophomore English. […]

The Mark of Love
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The Mark of Love

I greet you with a holy kiss. Romans 16:16 instructs us to greet our brothers and sisters in Christ with a holy kiss. Isn’t it strange how we read the Word, and believe it is God speaking to us, but then conclude that things have changed, and it is not really relevant today? […]

Pray First
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Pray First

When I look at the life of Jesus, I admire His discipline and dependence on prayer. When it comes to prayer, communicating to God was even the utmost priority for Jesus. He knew the importance to pray first. […]

Peace to You
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Peace to You

The Christmas holiday is a holiday of peace. Luke 2:8-14 speaks of peace when the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds: […]

Getting Alone with God
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Getting Alone with God

God always gets His man alone. All of the stories in the Bible tell of someone getting alone with God. Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Jacob—even Jesus would get alone with God. One of my favorite stories from the Bible is that of Elijah alone in a cave after calling down fire on Mount Carmel. […]

How Can We Honor Children?
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How Can We Honor Children?

Recently, I read an article which stated that children become more emotionally intelligent if they have a close relationship with their grandparents. How many grandparents are on a mission to care for their grandchildren? I am grateful for my parent’s mission to my four children. […]

Are You Too Old or Too Young?
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Are You Too Old or Too Young?

My father was 49 years old when he finally moved to Haiti full-time. You’re not too old for God to use you and you’re not too young, either. At the age of 65 my father moved to the Dominican Republic—having a recent diagnosis of cancer just prior to starting a new work across the North Coast of Sosua. What are you waiting for? […]

The Fruit of the Spirit
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The Fruit of the Spirit

We need to abide in the vine in order to produce the fruit of the Spirit. I have been feeding my soul with worship music, teaching materials, and I’m also listening to a lot of books. I really feel the need to have written material in front of me in order to meditate upon the truths of God. Yes, I am also reading the Bible. I have the Bible on audio, but still enjoying reading the Bible from an actual hard copy. This way I can highlight certain truths and quickly find these truths again in the future. […]

A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday
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A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday

My grandfather, Charlie DiPietro, was born May 30, 1918, in Readville, Massachusetts. Shortly afterwards, his parents bought a 100-acre farm in West Boylston. My grandparents moved to Cambridge during World War II where he found work. Just across the Charles River bridge, they attended Boston Christian Assembly. […]

Like Father, Like Son
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Like Father, Like Son

On the Leogane Plain in Haiti, Pastor Richard Gay has served God for 25 years as pastor and school director at the New Missions Academy in Masson. When we were at his school a few weeks ago, he said to me, “This is my son”—with a smile reminding me of God the Father to His son, Jesus (“I am well-pleased”). […]

Lessons from Mom
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Lessons from Mom

For as long as I can remember, my mother has been known as a “mother to many” besides her own children. She even introduces other people as her sons and daughters. I am honored to share my mom with the world. More importantly, I am grateful for how many love my mom, too.

Complete Deliverance
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Complete Deliverance

All of us need a complete deliverance in our lives from anything holding us down. I believe some Christians are content with a partial deliverance. They are not fully walking in victory. [...]

Loving the Unlovable
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Loving the Unlovable

There is an old fashioned lumber company in my neighborhood where we buy a lot of materials. After you place your order inside with a clerk, you drive out back to a yard filled with sheds and racks where they store all the building materials. [...]

A Healthy Heart
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A Healthy Heart

Do you wake up in the morning giggling? Do you wake up with your heart full of love for God and others? [...]

Be The Encourager
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Be The Encourager

Can you remember a moment when someone said something or did something that encouraged you greatly? What about the opposite? Have you ever been discouraged by someone? We all have. It is sad how we can easily remember the times we were put down versus when we were lifted up. [...]

Greatness and the Call to Servant Leadership
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Greatness and the Call to Servant Leadership

One summer, while working at a Christian camp, we stood around the campfire with the sun setting and the cool breezes from the north enveloping us. After sharing the vision to our new team, my wife passed out short pencils and index cards. [...]

Thankfulness and Prayer
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Thankfulness and Prayer

We naturally think about our blessings during the Thanksgiving holiday season. This year, I will be in New England with my family. I enjoy sitting at our dining room table with a nice roasted turkey—and all of the trimmings—looking at the faces of my family. [...]

Neighbors Loving Neighbors
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Neighbors Loving Neighbors

With my carry-on luggage on the floor, I began to pack for a trip that was looking like it was going to be canceled. When Friday arrived, the decision was made not to go. Hurricane Harvey was off the coast of Texas and my weekend plans to be in Houston were cancelled. [...]