Category Archives: Personal Reflection

A Tribute to Keith McCaslin

Keith McCaslin, the man who taught me how to preach, died yesterday.  He was one of my favorite people. Our relationship evolved over the years in ways I never would have imagined.  When I was 19, he was my teacher.  … Continue reading

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Every Time the Doors are Open?

“She’s (or he’s) at church every time the doors are open.” This is our go-to description for a Christian who is totally committed to the Lord.  I’ve heard it my whole life.  I’ve said it more times than I can … Continue reading

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Enjoying Where You Are

I live in central Florida, about thirty minutes from Disney World. When those words come out of my mouth, non-Floridians ooh and aah and talk about how lucky I am.  I generally keep quiet and let them envy me.  (Admit it.  Being … Continue reading

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Deathclock.com

Ever wonder when you’re going to die? I went to Deathclock.com to find out.  They ask you some pertinent questions and then do a calculation.  My “death date” came up as Friday, July 27, 2040.  At that time I will … Continue reading

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10 Qualities a Preacher Needs Besides the Ability to Preach

They call us preachers because we preach.  Some would say that preaching is the main thing we do, though I think that’s debatable.  Lots of excellent orators have destroyed their congregations because they didn’t do anything else well.  And lots of mediocre … Continue reading

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The Verdict is In: I Am Hopelessly Uncool

In fact, I am so uncool I don’t even know if the term “cool” is cool anymore.  Maybe there’s a more fashionable word that describes a person who is totally hip and with it.  Or are “hip” and “with it” outdated, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to alittlestrongereveryday.com!

Two years ago today the very first devotion was posted on this blog.  A total of 214 devotions have now been posted.  They have been viewed over 31,000 times.  In fact, year two brought over 7,000 more page views than … Continue reading

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Toupee Or Not Toupee? That Is the Question

As a bald man, I am frequently asked if I’ve ever considered buying a toupee.  The answer is no.  The follow-up question is usually, “Why not?”  My answer varies according to my mood, but usually it has something to do … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mothers

Benjamin Franklin was the first person to think of installing street lights.  He went all over Philadelphia trying to convince the city fathers that his idea was a good one, but he couldn’t get any of them to agree.  It was … Continue reading

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Yesterday Once More

Marilyn and I were teenagers in the 1970’s.  Pop music was different then.  For one thing, there were no warning labels on records.  For another, melody and harmony still mattered…it wasn’t all just about the beat.  And, last but not … Continue reading

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