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Will You Have Enough?

By on June 25, 2016
It seems that about anything causes people to fret over the future, especially when it comes to their finances. Britain’s reported exit from the EU has generated an unending spate of news analysts and their foreboding prognostications. Since the Lord specifically commands us not to fret, there must be a better approach for His people than to worry and be anxious.
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Drowning?

By on June 12, 2016
Ever get the sensation that you are drowning in a sea of circumstances beyond your control with no hope of getting back on top? You’re definitely not alone! In fact, if you listen carefully you’ll be able to hear a chorus of “Amens!” Here’s some advice from a fellow-pilgrim that you just might want to ponder over the next few days. That fellow-pilgrim is none other than Simon Peter himself. And the event? Of course, I’m referring to Peter’s journey toward Jesus on a turbulent Sea of Galilee, recorded in Matthew 14:22-33. (You might just want to read that account first, and then come back to this blog). The good news is that you are not alone.
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A Nail In The Coffin?

By on May 16, 2016

Is it possible that the most recent action by our nation’s chief elected official, if left unchecked, could be the final nail in the coffin of our once great nation?  While none of us would like to think of that possibility, I am personally chilled by the reminder that…

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Chisel-Head

By on May 11, 2016
Chisel-head! Yep, that’s the name that sticks in my two brother’s minds when they think of me! It didn’t help when my father not only agreed with them but also assured that the name would remain my moniker through the years. You see, Dad was our family’s self-taught barber and after every homegrown haircut, my head looked like the top of a chisel beaten down by a mallet. You’ve got the picture, I’m sure.
Tom Elliff
Oklahoma City, OK

After pastoring for forty-two years, Tom Elliff served the International Mission Board, first as Senior Vice President for Spiritual Nurture and Church Relations from 2005-2009, then as President from 2011-2014. Tom served pastorates in Arkansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma and as an IMB missionary in Zimbabwe. Tom also served as president of the SBC Pastor's Conference and two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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