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Is Integrity Worth the Cost?

by Harold and Bette Gillogly Can you imagine a tongue screw becoming a symbol of integrity?  It became so in the city of Antwerp, Holland in the year 1577.  Hans Bret, a young bakery worker, lived in Antwerp with his widowed mother during a time of perilous Protestant persecution in Europe. Hans was an eager […]

Making the Right Decision Every Time

We’re all faced with dilemmas, aren’t we? Decisions… decisions… big decisions or small ones – they all can have enormous consequences in our lives. So we want to make the RIGHT decision…every time. In Luke 14:28-30, Jesus tells about a man who wanted to build a tower. Jesus said he should first sit down and estimate […]

Ebenezers vs. Mental Monsters

by Harold and Bette Gillogly I’m stopped at a red light.  I glance in the rear view mirror.  A man in a dark blue uniform is getting out of the white car behind me and walking up to my window.  My heart drops into my stomach as I roll down the glass.  The man in […]

A Study of B-O-B Hope

by Harold & Bette Gillogly When people talk about hope, what they usually mean is “wish.”  “I hope this will happen.”  “I wish that would happen.”  But when the Bible speaks of hope, what it means is “confidence.”  Because of who God is, and what He has done in the past, we are confident of […]

Love and Respect (Pt. 2 of 2)

Are you glued? Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 KJV)  We quoted the King James Version here because it uses the word “cleave.”  Great word – “cleave.”  It means “to be glued together.”  God’s design is that you, […]

Encourager or Critic

We are commanded by the Holy Spirit to encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thess. 5:11). If you know the Lord, then, hopefully, you take this command pretty seriously.  You try your best to encourage those who are DIScouraged.  But is that enough? Is there more to this command than meets the […]

Make Me a Blessing

How to fall in love, stay in love, rekindle your love.  That’s the subtitle of Dr. Ed Wheat’s LOVE LIFE FOR EVERY MARRIED COUPLE…probably the best book we’ve ever read on marriage.  You know why?  Because it’s so practical. We want to share a portion of it with you, just in case you haven’t read […]