The limits of knowledge

Dose of Truth The limits of knowledge Tim Richards All of us have heard the statement, “knowledge is power.” I have a question, is this

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Don’t give up

Dose of Truth Don’t give up Tim Richards Many people have heard the story found in Matthew 14 of Jesus walking on water. Most probably

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Leading by serving

Dose of Truth Leading by serving Tim Richards Few today know much about our 22nd and 24th president, Grover Cleveland. He was financially conservative in

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Wise words

Dose of Truth Wise words Tim Richards As we begin 2023, most of us are looking for ways to gain fresh perspective. Perhaps some of

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The power of kindness

Dose of Truth The power of kindness Tim Richards Most of us put a great deal of time and energy into preparing for Christmas. While

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Why Jesus came

Dose of Truth Why Jesus came Tim Richards According to a 2022 nerdwallet.com article, 84% of Americans buy Christmas gifts for friends and family. Another

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For you

Dose of Truth For you Tim Richards I subscribe to the 1440 Daily Digest, a politically balanced synopsis of each day’s top news stories. This

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God is personal

Dose of Truth God is personal Tim Richards If you pay close attention, you may be aware advertisers monitor our online habits and create personalized

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Wisdom

Dose of Truth Wisdom Tim Richards Everyone knows our national government spends a lot of money. The federal budget for 2022 is $6.011 trillion. To

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Thanksgiving

Dose of Truth Thanksgiving Tim Richards Even if your family does not consistently pray before meals, surveys show more than half of U.S. families say

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The power of godly habits

Dose of Truth The power of godly habits Tim Richards I am currently reading Drew Dyck’s intriguing book, “Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets

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Embracing change

Dose of Truth Embracing change Tim Richards The Bible contains many fascinating stories from Jesus’ remarkable life. One of the most interesting is in John

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God’s surprising angels

Dose of Truth God’s surprising angels Tim Richards I read Lisa’s story in the Oct. 4, 2020, Our Daily Bread devotional. Lisa did not know

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An amazing answer to prayer

Dose of Truth An amazing answer to prayer Tim Richards I recently had the privilege of attending the 2022 Legacy Grandparenting Summit, which our church

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Are you looking?

Dose of Truth Are you looking? Tim Richards Even if you are not a country music fan, you have probably heard Trace Adkin’s 2008 hit,

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Persistence

Dose of Truth Persistence Tim Richards In 1954, Life magazine published a critical exposé of American education which captured the public’s attention. It focused on

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God’s grace changes lives

Dose of Truth God’s grace changes lives Tim Richards John Newton was born in 1725. On Sept. 3, 2020, my favorite blogger, Jim Denison, wrote

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New beginnings

Dose of Truth New beginnings Tim Richards In the late 1890s, Swedish Christian, Eric Lund felt God was leading him to become a missionary to

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My new grandson

Dose of Truth My new grandson Tim Richards My oldest nephew celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 2. He was born on Labor Day in

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Life is short

Dose of Truth Life is short Tim Richards Leo Tolstoy, one of Russia’s greatest authors, once penned the story of a young Russian farmer who

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Offering forgiveness

Dose of Truth Offering forgiveness Tim Richards I quickly knew when I began reading, “Forgiving My Father,” by M. William Lensch in the February 2018

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We have a lot to learn

Dose of Truth We have a lot to learn Tim Richards The Washington Post recently featured an article by John Greer and Mary Catherine Sullivan

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Remembering Andrew

Dose of Truth Remembering Andrew Tim Richards Several years ago, I did a sermon series on the twelve. I found it interesting that Jesus called

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Making a difference

Dose of Truth Making a difference Tim Richards Homelessness among our children is a tragedy, unfortunately, it is not a new problem. In 1850 New

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Active or passive?

Dose of Truth Active or passive? Tim Richards Sheridan Voysey’s July 23, 2022, Our Daily Bread Devotional caught my attention when he wrote about an

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Focus on faithfulness

Dose of Truth Focus on faithfulness Tim Richards In his book, “Holy Sweat,” author Tim Hansel tells the story of Clarence Jordan, a man with

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Money

Dose of Truth Money Tim Richards Catchy quotes often offer helpful perspective. A famous rich man once said, “Whoever says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t

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Difficult moments

Dose of Truth Difficult moments Tim Richards I am a big fan of author Robert Fulghum and have read most of his books. I am

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Do more than talk…

Dose of Truth Do more than talk… Tim Richards Several years ago, my children gave me a book of presidential quotes for Father’s Day. As

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Murder

Dose of Truth Murder Tim Richards The former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Alexander Sanders, told the following story about his

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Prayer

Dose of Truth Prayer Tim Richards Philip Yancey’s excellent book, “Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference,” begins with a story from the author’s November 2002

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God cares about you

Dose of Truth God cares about you Tim Richards For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of an influential man

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The importance of your name

Dose of Truth The importance of your name Tim Richards Although the name “Tim” is common in the English language, it catches my attention the

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A holiday worth celebrating

Dose of Truth A holiday worth celebrating Tim Richards Jesus’ trial before the Roman governor, Pilate, in John 18 is fascinating. Pilate’s primary concern was

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God’s love

Dose of Truth God’s love Tim Richards Earlier this year in my men’s group at church, we read James Bryan Smith’s excellent book, “The Good

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God is at work

Dose of Truth God is at work Tim Richards Each Christmas our church has a massive drive to fill shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse to distribute

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Responding to Ukraine

Dose of Truth Responding to Ukraine Tim Richards All of us have been touched by the tragic stories coming out of Ukraine. It is heartbreaking

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Blessed to be a blessing

Dose of Truth Blessed to be a blessing Tim Richards Dr. Jim Denison, in his Oct. 15, 2020, Daily Article, shared something a colleague told

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A life well lived

Dose of Truth A life well lived Tim Richards If you follow men’s college basketball you know we are a mere two weeks from the

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We need God’s help

Dose of Truth We need God’s help Tim Richards Over the last few years Americans have become increasingly polarized about politics. With that in mind

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The people God uses

Dose of Truth The people God uses Tim Richards The Hebrew word, “Lemuel” means “devoted to God.” Lemuel Haynes took the meaning of his name

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Jesus on divorce

Dose of Truth Jesus on divorce Tim Richards My church is starting a support group for hurting people whose marriages have been shattered by divorce.

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Stay alert

Dose of Truth Stay alert Tim Richards Occasionally I hear a story which makes me simultaneously smile and shudder. One I recently read in the

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We need each other

Dose of Truth We need each other Tim Richards We live in a world which increasingly emphasizes our individuality. While personal rights are important, when

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We could never imagine

Dose of Truth We could never imagine Tim Richards Future President Ronald Reagan starred in the 1939 Warner Brother’s film, “Code of the Secret Service.”

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A remarkable partnership

Dose of Truth A remarkable partnership Tim Richards I consider Bob Johnston one of my mentors. In my early 30s, Bob had a little more

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The hope of Christmas

Dose of Truth The hope of Christmas Tim Richards Many of us have left a door open at some point in our childhood only to

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Living with purpose

Dose of Truth Living with purpose Tim Richards Some of you may have noticed my column did not appear in your newspaper in last week.

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An attitude of gratitude

Dose of Truth An attitude of gratitude Tim Richards An attitude of gratitude One of the challenges pastors and writers face is dealing with important

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15 years

Dose of Truth 15 years Tim Richards As I write these words I am sitting alone in my in-laws’ living room reflecting on my blessings.

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Grief and hope

Dose of Truth Grief and hope Tim Richards In the March 7, 2018, edition of the devotional guide, “Our Daily Bread,” Cindy Hess Kasper described

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Making a positive difference

Dose of Truth Making a positive difference Tim Richards What do Elinor Donahue, who achieved national fame as Betty Anderson in the 1950s sitcom, Father

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Off our map

Dose of Truth Off our map Tim Richards About a year ago my oldest daughter, Johanna, gave me the fascinating book, “Canoeing the Mountains” by

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Give 100%

Dose of Truth Give 100% Tim Richards I fear we often pay too much attention to professional athletes. While some serve as remarkable role models,

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God loves to help

DOSE OF TRUTH God loves to help Tim Richards Later this year I will celebrate 40 years as a pastor. Most of what I have

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Dose of Truth: Perspective

Dose of Truth Perspective Tim Richards All of us occasionally fall into the trap of viewing important things as if they are insignificant. At other

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