IS VIRTUE TRULY IT’S OWN REWARD?

What to do when your actions aren't getting the results you want.

When we were kids my brother had a T-shirt that read “Virtue is it’s own punishment.” I didn’t get the saying then, but now I know it’s a satirical slant on the saying, “Virtue is it’s own reward,” meaning that even if you aren’t rewarded for doing a good deed, the deed itself is reward […]

UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE: OUR FIRST VIEW IN THE LIGHT

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Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 Light has a way of exposing things, especially flaws and imperfections. The video below is the first time Page and I had seen the house since the power […]

ACTIONS THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CAN TAKE TO HELP HEAL THE RACIAL DIVISION IN OUR NATION

9 Actions we can take to help heal our nation.

To say our nation is hurting right now is an understatement. Sometimes as average citizens we leave matters of national security, law, and civil unrest to politicians and law enforcement; and those who’ve taken an oath to protect and serve certainly play a role in keeping peace and resolving conflict in our nation. But police […]

C. Y. A. : THE UNSPOKEN ‘GOLDEN RULE’ OF OUR CULTURE. HOW TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE THROWS YOU UNDER THE BUS

If you’ve never heard the term ‘C.Y.A’, I’ll leave it up to you to google its meaning. I’ll just paraphrase and say that it’s the practice of protecting yourself by blaming someone else. C.Y.A., throwing someone under the bus, passing the buck, finding a scapegoat, stabbing in the back. It doesn’t matter what phrase is […]

The Transgender Restroom Debate:

The loss of modesty

There are many facets and perspectives of the transgender restroom debate. Some people debate their position based on their definition of gender and gender identity. Some approach the subject on the basis of tradition. For some it’s a matter of morality. Others are more concerned with the safety and security of children. People have even […]

In God’s Employment: Post 3 in series

If work is my worship, now what?

I heard a story about three brick-masons who were laying brick for a grand cathedral in Europe. A tourist taking a walking tour through the cathedral engaged one of the workers and asked, “What are you doing?” The laborer answered, “I’m laying brick.”  The tourist looked at a second worker and asked, “What are you […]

In God’s Employment: Post 2 in series

How the redeeming work of Christ transforms our agenda

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE was a member of the British parliament and also a follower of Christ, who made a serious commitment to follow the Lord Jesus. Wilberforce believed God might actually want him to prepare for professional ministry so he sought counsel from a mentor of his, John Newton, the slave-trader turned pastor, who wrote the song […]

In God’s Employment: How a Christian’s work ethic reflects his or her love for God.

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Ted Williams was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He’s mostly remembered for his ability to hit a baseball, but people who knew him say he had one of the best work ethics of anyone who’s ever played the game. In 1941 his batting average for the season was .406. No one […]

Why isn’t God fixing this?

“GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS.” So read the front page headline of the New York Daily News the day after a terrorist attack claimed the lives of 14 people in San Bernardino, California. The article was an editorial response to comments from mostly Republican leaders that their thoughts and prayers were with the victims and families […]

“In Death’s Shadow Podcast with Les Hughes Jr. and Les Hughes III”
by Les Hughes Jr.

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LesHughes.com Podcast
11-7-2015