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Peter Ramsay

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Highway to Heaven – Does it Matter?

By On July 11, 2018

Some think of it as an old television series from the 80’s starring Michael Landon. Others know Highway to Heaven as a hymn and love its lyrics. There may be some who confuse the title with Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven while others can’t help thinking of the contrast with AC/DC’s big, but sad song Highway to Hell.  But if you ever visit the west…

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When Doubts Invade Our Mind

By On July 10, 2018

Sometimes Christian experience can be dungeon-like. It’s not all glamorous, nor is it one continual high!  Some days our hearts can be heavy when doubts invade our mind. If it happened to the best of them, it can happen to me. The Lord Jesus said there had not been a prophet greater than John the Baptist.  Thousands flocked to the wilderness…

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Secret Longing for Recognition

By On July 3, 2018

Have you ever tried to position yourself to be noticed by others? “Maybe, they’ll see that I have the goods and I’ll finally get some recognition. I’m tired of these menial tasks and always being in the shadows.”  Sometimes we scheme, plot and connive, thinking: “Maybe this will be my stepping-stone to greatness. If the truth were known, I am…

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Leaders Who Make Themselves Vulnerable

By On June 26, 2018

Sadly, most leaders think – to be effective, they must appear to be invincible – not vulnerable. The last place most people choose to be is on the hot-seat. Open-mic segments in any meeting are nerve-racking. The handlers of politicians try to screen the questions or discreetly control the mic. Business leaders, striving for a transparent workplace, convene their bull-pit…

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More and More or Less and Less

By On June 19, 2018

If the Lord had just finished putting away His monitoring device and was preparing to record my latest position today, would He note in His record that I am progressing according to schedule or regressing? Gaining altitude as a believer or descending? Is my spiritual pulse growing stronger or weaker?  More focused on Christ or less? Participating more and more in spiritual activities and responsibilities or am I…

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Paul’s Profitability Filter

By On June 12, 2018

Well, perhaps you don’t know the history on that matter. Just let me share with you what was really going on there. I think you’ll be surprised – if not shocked. I’m not meaning to tell ‘tales out of school’ but sometimes it’s just helpful to know a few things. Isn’t it tempting to share the juicy pieces of gossip…

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The Confession of Sin

By On June 5, 2018

“Look out the window, mom. The streets are filled with people. Where’s everyone going? They’re all dressed the same way. They’re wearing stuff that looks like canvas – only its rougher and coarser looking. Almost looks like potato sacks. And they’ve got dirt or ashes all over their heads.” A Jewish mother would explain to her child the significance of…

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Emmaus Walk through the Scriptures

By On May 29, 2018

It had been the worst Passover weekend ever. These two were heading home broken-hearted. There wasn’t even a hint of happiness or hope on their faces. The highly-touted silver-lining behind the darkest clouds was nothing more than a fable. Nothing good could ever come out of such a miscarriage of justice and tragedy. For months, all their hopes were pinned…

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Who Gets the Glory Around Here?

By On May 22, 2018

Nose: “It just doesn’t seem fair to me. Everybody comments on the beautiful blue eyes. I’m certainly not looking for prominence or place, but I’m genuinely concerned about others. I definitely feel sorry for the ears, and the eyebrows and the chin. People rarely notice the contribution they make. They have so much to offer and yet it’s those dumb…