In His Steps

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a daily devotion and reflection.   I don’t remember any of the specifics of the conversation other than it was on some kind of media and an individual claiming to be a Christian was defending his giving in to temptation instead of taking the higher...

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Write or Wrong

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares with us a daily devotion and reflection.   Perhaps you’ve heard of the recent trend in schools to forego teaching children to write in cursive.  Conventional wisdom suggests that cursive is going the way of the buggy whip, simply not something people of the Digital...

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Prosperity Gospel

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   You are, no doubt, somewhat familiar with the prosperity gospel that is expounded on by tele-vangelists.  They offer a discipleship that is marked by health and wealth as God intends for us to be happy and whole.  And,...

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Thankful for that?

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   Can you imagine being thankful for the worst thing that ever happened to you?  Seriously, could you take what has been a terrible loss and muster up a thankful spirit for having had the experience?  Doesn’t even seem...

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Adoption

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   Close relatives of mine, years ago, adopted two small children from India where they lived in the extreme poverty of a lower caste and suffered the harsh parenting of a father, who was so twisted in spirit that...

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Sum Zero

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily devotion and reflection.   In game and economic theory, a zero-sum is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant’s gain or loss is balanced by the gain or loss of the other participants.  In other words, regardless of what...

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Two Scents

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   When one says that something smells good, that is not altogether true.  The truth is that while it may smell good to that individual, it may smell awful to someone else.  If it were true that things smelled...

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Spiritual Fruit

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives a daily reflection and devotion.   In our Wednesday night study of the Holy Spirit, utilizing the Francis Chan book, The Fogotten God, we discussed what distinguished a spirit-filled person from one who wears not.  Based on a reading of Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit...

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Autonomy

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, shares a daily devotion and reflection.   When people make a selfish choice, often destructive or ill advised, they often say something like, “It’s my life, I can do what I want!”  In a land built on the notion of “life, liberty and the pursuit of...

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Turning Over Temptation

Elder, David “Doc” Kenser, gives us a daily reflection and devotion.   The Bible assures us that “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he...

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