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724EC209-25C3-403B-B466-4339719D5404A great, big birthday shout-out to my wife Crystal! We first met in Coach William’s World History Claus at Los Angeles High School. We have now been together for more than 20 years. And it has been  an indescribable privilege to watch Crystal grow as a Christian, wife, mother, leader, and friend over these years. I am getting older! She is getting better! But being with Crystal makes me want to be better, too. I love you, Sunshine! Happy Birthday!

10615419_10208000159302170_7413288071682839926_nThank you for your prayers, support, and encouragement for the Shiloh Church Choir Live CD recording. It was a great night of praise and worship. Shout-out to our Pastor of Worship & Arts – Joe Pace – for his vision, leadership, and passion. We look forward to releasing this project nationally May, 2015. Stay tuned!

You still have time to register for the 2016 Jacksonville Pastors Conference hosted by Dr. Mac Brunson and First Baptist Church JAX.

I hope to see you at the 2016 G3 Conference – January 21-23.

R.C. Sproul: What Does the X in Xmas Mean?

Clint Archer: White Lies and Santa Clause

Jonathan Leeman: What’s the Big Deal With Plagiarizing Pastors? 

John Piper: Teach Us to Pray 

R. Albert Mohler: Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Justin Taylor: How to Use the Back of a Napkin to Prove to a Jehovah’s Witness That Jesus is God 

Jason K. Allen: 4 Reasons You Should Pray For Your Pastor Daily

Nathan Rose: 5 Spiritual Dangers of Skipping Church

Ron Edmondson: 7 Ways Satan Tries to Destroy a Church

Tim Challies: You Don’t Need a Date Night

Chris Brauns: 7 Benefits of Systematic Long-Term Scripture Memorization 

Wyeth Duncan: Guidelines & Suggestions for Musical Worship

Benjamin Merkle: The Biblical Qualifications and Responsibilities of Deacons

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Timothy Keller 

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Ron Edmondson | The Blog of Leader, Pastor, and Church Planter Ron Edmondson 

You are not truly productive if you get things done all day while neglecting your soul. – Tim Challies

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