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Take a look at your own footprints

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One of the my favorite things about the recent snowstorm was watching my kids play.  My youngest is 6 years old and had never seen real snow, and she loved every minute of it. We have been doing all we can to take advantage of it, as it doesn’t snow much in our part of Oklahoma.    More than once I told my daughter to walk in my footsteps, as the snow was deep and she’s not very tall.  The snow would have been over her boots in spots, and I did what I could to lead the way. But as she followed me she asked me “why do you walk so funny, Daddy?”  I turned around to look, and you could clearly see my big boot prints in the snow. My right foot tends to turn outwards for some reason. I’ve known I walked that way for some time due to a knee injury and other issues, but the snow made it very easy to see just what kind of footprints I was leaving.  There was no mistaking those footprints for anyone else’s.   As I watched my daughter walk in my steps I realized that she was following in more th

Don't Make The Gospel An Addition To Your Church

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Recently I wandered through a church that closed down. The building was old and worn down, it’s newness wore off after decades of ministry. They sold their building to another ministry, and that group had begun removing leftover junk and preparing it for a new life.  Stripped of it’s possession and people, the church was uncomfortably bare.  The original building was quite small, but had been added on to over the years as time and need made it necessary.  The classrooms on the left were a step down from the sanctuary, and the fellowship hall in the back had been added after that. Each addition had it’s own construction style, and when you looked close you could obviously see where the original building had been added to.  You’ve undoubtedly seen a building or home like this. More space is needed so an addition is made to the back or the side, or even up top.  When you look closely it’s easy to see that one part is new or older, or tacked on the back. A window is covered up or a doorway