ANNOUNCEMENT: Speaking at Living Hope Community Church this Saturday June 1st, 2013

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If you’re in the Southern California area, this Saturday morning I’ll be speaking at Living Hope Community Church in San Fernando for the Living Stones Pastor’s conference. Registration starts at 8:30, but to register by e-mail contact [email protected], or call the church for information at 818-365-5550. The location is Living Hope Community Church at 214 North Maclay Street in San Fernando. It would be a pleasure to see you there. And please do remember this time in prayer, as we’re hoping for this to be a time of partnering Continue Reading

Something Weird Under My T-Shirt

This is not the same as Right-Guard Deodorant - But You Probably Knew That

Every Thursday we’ll post something on emotional or relational health. Hope it helps. --- Something Weird Under My T-Shirt Over twenty years ago I was speaking at a conference in Canada, my wife traveling with me, both of us staying in a friend’s home. The day I was scheduled to teach I woke early to get dressed. It was dark, so I groped my way around the bathroom, not wanting to wake Renee. After showering in the half -light I couldn’t find my deodorant, so I ran my hands over her toiletries, grabbed a container that felt like a Continue Reading

Digested But Untested

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Digested But Untested  “Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re Continue Reading

Who’s Counting?

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Every Tuesday we post something about strengthening or rebuilding marriages. Hope it helps. — Who’s Counting?  “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity ---” - Psalms 32:1-2 If you ram your house with a bulldozer, your wife may forgive you. But don’t expect things to be the same. First, there’s the severity of your actions. We all slam the occasional door or maybe even thrust our fist through the wall, but there’s something Continue Reading

In Loving and Respectful Memory

American Flags, Lubbock, Texas, TX

Whereas I usually post something about purity on Mondays, in deference to Memorial Day let’s remember, and respect the memory of, the Veterans who are still with us and those who’ve gone on. There’s honor in fighting, assuming the situation calls for it and the fighting is fair. So our Memorial Day remembrances and appreciations are good and relevant, and my hat tips while my heart says Thank You and Thank God for You to our servicemen and women, past and present. Today’s the day for reflections on both the nobility of sacrifice and the Continue Reading

Have We Learned?

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I see a lot of conservative salivating over the scandals plaguing President Obama, and indeed, it looks grim for the man who ran on a hope ticket and promised unprecedented transparency. The possibility of deliberate cover-ups or misinformation regarding Benghazi, the IRS targeting of conservatives, and federal snooping of select AP journalists, all put an undeniable cloud over this White House, and each day seems to promise more rain. The specter of Watergate is already being invoked by talking heads, not all of whom tilt right and Continue Reading

Blest Be The Ties That Bind

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Every Thursday I’ll post an article having to do with either relational or emotional matters. Hope it helps. — Blest Be The Ties That Bind We’re sitting here watching a beautifully put together gospel concert by country superstar Alan Jackson at the Grand Old Opry. The man’s running through a set of traditional hymns, singing with a simple integrity that’s pulling tears out of me. And somehow, for no discernible reason, the music’s got me thinking of my friends. Maybe it’s the community feeling a good old fashioned gospel sing along Continue Reading

A Race Well Planned

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — A Race Well Planned  (Excerpted from the upcoming book “Five Steps to breaking Free from Porn” by Joe Dallas, Harvest House Publishing 2013) The following is a brief excerpt from my new book, to be released this June, which I thought was applicable to today’s subject of doctrine and purity. I hope you enjoy it. To pre-order the book itself, please click here. It always helps to look at the big picture, part of which is this: God has a Continue Reading

Under New Management

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Every Monday we’ll post something to do with maintaining sexual purity. Hope it helps. — Under New Management When my wife and I moved into our current home nineteen years ago, we decided to hang onto our prior house and rent it out. Since then, land-lording has provided plenty of teachable moments, none more useful and relevant to me than the lesson of the difference between management and ownership. The distinction between them seems pretty clear, right? To rent a property means to occupy and manage it with limited rights; to own it is Continue Reading

The Game Plan Seminar – This Weekend May 18th, 2013 – Promo Video

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Hey, if you’re in Arkansas or the surrounding area, I’ll be teaching The Game Plan men’s purity seminar Saturday May 18 at Community Fellowship Church in Jonesboro. Check out this video for more details. Would love to see you there! TheGamePlan2013 from AdPro Media Productions on Vimeo.    Continue Reading