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  • Would You Give Two-Day’s Pay To A Stranger?

    Have you put a dollar value on the Good Samaritan’s sacrifice? Would you share it with a stranger?

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  • “Give Thanks to the Lord, For His Steadfast Love Endures Forever”

    The phrase “give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever” appears exactly like this 10 times in the Old Testament but appears in part and sentiment throughout scripture. The eternally enduring love of God should inspire thanksgiving in everyone…. Read More ›

  • Moved Fatherhood Articles at My Personal Site

    Over the years I’ve written several articles and reflections on raising 6 children, including two we “adopted” as teenagers, and plan to write more in the future.  I’ve moved these articles to my personal website rhodesdavis.com. You can reach those… Read More ›

  • Writing a Memorable Eulogy

    The eulogy is one of the most important speeches one could deliver as it pays tribute to the meaning of a life in the presence of those mourning the loss. It is a solemn occasion as friends and family, often separated by hundreds of miles and many years, gather to pay a final tribute to a loved one. In most cases it is a celebratory time of a life well lived. Tragic situations can provide an opportunity to develop sympathy for the deceased or remember Man Sitting At Gravesitethe important lessons a life cut short. It is the final public reflection of the life that has passed and a means of providing comfort and closure for the survivors. We do disservice when we pull out a standard funeral service from a book of stock event speeches. A vague speech about death and remembrance is equally lacking. A eulogy should memorialize the end of life with an exclamation point, not a whimper.

  • Contentment is a Prayer of Thankfulness

    Our contentment tells God thank you for taking care of our needs and overfilling our cup. We tell Him that we are enough with Him and we are satisfied with how “all things have worked together for good” in our… Read More ›

  • Proverbs 27:2 and Social Media Self-Promotion

    “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2 (ESV) The popularity of social media has outpaced the ability of users to wisely use this communication technology and warped our perception… Read More ›